HTC has been busy lately with pushing Android 7.0 Nougat to the high-end HTC 10 as well as 2015’s One M9 and the midrange One A9.
Just yesterday, the tech giant’s HTC 10 started receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat on Sprint. The unlocked variant saw this treat towards the end of 2016 alongside the HTC One M9, but it is only this year that the One A9 joined the party. Speaking of the A9, those on Sprint have also received this update, but since it started rolling out about a week ago, it’s possible that not everyone has installed it yet.
As it appears, HTC has the American market at heart far ahead of its home region of Taiwan. Apparently, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat has just begun rolling out for HTC One A9 in the region, more than a month since the first unit received the OS.
Since the update is shifting your HTC One A9 software from Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat, it is quite heavy, weighing in at 1.18GB. The software version will be updated to 2.16.709.3 and with it comes the latest Android security patch as well as a few other system enhancements.
Due to the weight of the Nougat update, HTC recommends that those getting it use a Wi-Fi connection to download and install it on their phones. But if you are OK with using mobile data, possibly via an unlimited plan, you can also proceed. There’s nothing to worry about your personal stuff stored on the HTC One A9 as the update won’t delete any of it.
Since it’s a major update, make sure your One A9 is at least 50% fully charged. If not, find a power source before proceeding with the update.
According to fresh reports just coming in, the same region is also receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat with respect to HTC One M9. Apparently, the update has been confirmed for the 64GB variant of the One M9 and it weighs a massive 1.57GB. Your phone’s software version will be upped to 4.16.709.3. Similar to the HTC One A9, this new update for the One M9 comes with the latest Android security update alongside a bunch of system enhancements.
— Reinaldy (@rein4ldy) February 21, 2017
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