Last year, HTC promised that three of its newest phones that include HTC 10, One M9 and HTC One A9 would be the first to receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
Months later, only those using the HTC 10 and HTC One M9 in Europe have been able to receive this OTA update on their phones. But this is no more as the Taiwanese company has just confirmed that the same update will start rolling out today to HTC One A9 users in the region as well.
According to Graham Wheeler, the region’s product and service director for HTC, those using the HTC One A9 on the unlocked channel as well as on operators will start seeing the OTA notification to download and install Android 7.0 Nougat starting today. The OTA update will install all the Nougat goodies on your HTC One A9 handset and we also expect it to bring the latest Android security update to the phone.
The HTC One A9 was released to in order to help ease the burden that had been carried by the unimpressive HTC One M9 that had been released a few months earlier. Although not a flagship, the company took a different approach, handing the phone a premium design alongside a bunch of high-end specs and features, but the processor and overall pricing meant that it falls under the midrange category.
HTC One A9 Nougat update for European Open Channel and Operators releases today
— Graham Wheeler (@wheelergd) March 27, 2017
Now that an update to Android 7.0 Nougat is here, owners of the HTC One A9 should get even much better performance and stability improvements brought in by the new OS. But since it’s rolling out over the air, not all One A9 users in Europe will receive the notification at once. Instead, the OS will be rolled out gradually, with some people set to receive it days or even weeks from now.
To check if the update is ready for your HTC One A9, go to Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates. Do make sure that you are connected to the internet using Wi-Fi and also charge your phone to at least 50%. You can also opt to update while the phone is connected to a power source. Don’t fret if the phone restarts severally during the update – it’s normal!