HTC ROM developer, @LlabTooFeR, recently claimed that the HTC 10 would be receiving the Android Nougat update in the next few weeks.
It is looking more and more likely after the developer later claimed that the company has been testing a stable version of the software in the last few days. It means that a rollout is likely to come towards the end of November or in early December. It should be available throughout the world in the matter of a few days. The HTC 10 is the best HTC product available at the moment.
The recent launch of the HTC Bolt has done little to spice up the markets. Since the HTC 10 has not been a huge hit, the company needs to persevere with the device at least until the HTC 11 hits the market. Rumors about this upcoming HTC top end device have started appearing only in the last few days. It is highly likely that the device will go official in January or February. In the meantime, getting the Android Nougat on the existing HTC 10 will be a major boost for the company.
Apart from bringing several elements to the phone like multiwindow capabilities and a notification but that gives quick access to the most used settings, the Android Nougat also has an extremely useful feature that allows users to switch between recently used apps using the recents button. On top of these updates, HTC will also be provided in their own customization on top of the operating system. Even though the customization elements have reduced quite significantly in recent years, it still takes up a lot of time to ensure that these features work in a stable manner.
Apart from the HTC 10, HTC One A9 and One M9 are the other devices that will receive the update. A snapdragon 820 processor at the heart of the HTC 10 coupled with 4 GB of RAM makes it an extremely fast phone and it is highly likely that updates for the next two years will come without fail. One of the biggest disappointments of the phone may be the smaller 5.2-inch screen, which could have been a lot bigger for the overall footprint of the device. Launched in May 2016, it looks like the HTC 10’s position at the top of the HTC lineup may not even last for a full 12 months with the HTC 11 soon to replace it.