With Google done with rolling out the public version of Android 7.0 Nougat, not so many OEMs are in a hurry to announce their official release dates for the OS.
Furthermore, not so many of them have been quite clear with the devices that will be receiving the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS. However, there are a few who have had the guts to promise their customers that indeed this year will not end before a Nougat update hits their most expensive gadgets.
Sony recently went to its official blog with a stunning list of devices that includes the likes of Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, and the latest Xperia X series. However, the Japanese tech giant was extremely careful not to commit itself to any dates as far as the release of Android 7.0 Nougat to these devices is concerned.
However, HTC had the guts to confirm that its flagship, the HTC 10, will be updated with the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS in Q4 2016. This means that starting October onwards, those using the 10 can begin looking forward to a major software update that will bring them Nougat. In addition to confirming that the HTC 10 will receive the new firmware this year, the Taiwanese tech giant also mentioned that last year’s HTC One M9 and the mid-ranger One A9 will follow the flagship later on during the same Q4.
This should happen for both unlocked and carrier-based variants of these three handsets, but as usual, the former should be up and running earlier than the latter.
Another promise doomed to fail?
Last year, HTC promised that it will deliver Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its flagship One M9, but this date was missed. With this in mind, you can expect anything, including seeing the Android 7.0 Nougat update hit your HTC 10, One M9 or One A9 sometimes in Q1 2017.
Hopefully, HTC delivers on its word this time and releases Android Nougat this year on its flagships. There is no word on whether the HTC One M8 will receive the Nougat firmware, but it is unlikely considering that it has been around for over two years now. As for the HTC Desire handsets, there should be a list coming out soon as to which of them will be eligible for the update, but these should start receiving it next year.
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