HTC is the company behind the manufacturing of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones and it seems this partnership has reaped fruits for the Taiwanese company with respect to Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat software.
The company was the second major name out of the Google ecosystem to come in with a handset that is powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Following the heroics of LG V20 early in September, the owner of the new Android OS followed up with two devices – Pixel and Pixel XL – in early October and just recently, HTC unveiled the HTC Bolt that uses the same OS out of the box.
Now, as if having an upper hand in accessing the files of the OS when compared to the likes of Samsung, Sony, and OnePlus, among others, the tech giant is preparing to make an early rollout of the OS to the HTC 10 flagship. There has been talk of the device potentially receiving the OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat before the end of this month or early next month. Well, the latest leaked images may just be enough to prove these past claims.
Notable HTC leaker LlabTooFeR claimed that the HTC 10 will be using Android 7.0 Nougat by late November or early December. To back up this claim, the leaker has come in with a new set of images showing off the 10 running on the latest Android OS. It has also been confirmed by the same source that Europe will be the first to receive the update alongside locals of Taiwan.
HTC 10 is already running a stable build of Android 7.0 Nougat and with these images, there is no doubt that the release of the OTA version is indeed imminent. It only remains to be seen when the company will go public with the announcement, but this should happen after a series of internal tests to ensure that the OS is perfect to be released to the masses.
Those using unlocked models will be among the first recipients, but as for those who have carriers in between them and the manufacturer, the OTA update might take some time before it finally reaches the HTC 10. In this regard, don’t be surprised if the OS came your way in late December or even early January.