The unlocked HTC One M9 has been running on the new Android 7.0 Nougat for some time now, but as usual, the story has been a little different when it comes to carrier versions.
If you are using the HTC One M9 on T-Mobile, this is the time for you to get the new update on your phone. The American carrier has just started rolling out the new Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update to the 2015 flagship over the air.
It weighs 1.1GB and brings software version 4.27.531.6 to the One M9, which should also install the latest Android security patch on the phone, but this one is for the month of February and not March as with the case of Google devices.
The update will now install all the features and enhancements that are associated with Android 7.0 Nougat on the HTC One M9, including revamped notifications and the battery manager Doze mode. Also, the carrier adds that users will get a bunch of bug fixes and system-wide performance improvements, which is not strange from such an update.
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As noted earlier, this HTC One M9 update to Android 7.0 Nougat is a bit heavy at 1.1GB and as such, it is recommended that you connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi hotspot in order to download it. But if you are okay with using cellular data, at least make sure the phone’s battery is at 50% and above, otherwise, connect it to a power source before proceeding with the whole upgrade process.
HTC had promised that the One M9 will be joined by the 2016 HTC 10 and the midrange HTC One A9 in receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat in late 2016. Even though the company managed to keep its promise, at least for the One M9 and M10, this was only happening for the unlocked models. It is great to see that the OS is now rolling out to a 2015 flagship that is carried by T-Mobile.
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Following the update to Android 7.0 Nougat on T-Mobile’s HTC One M9, the same is also happening in Egypt. Here, the Nougat update carries software version 4.28.401.3 and weighs just 652MB. Like T-Mobile, this update also brings the latest Android security patch as well as other system-wide performance enhancements and bug fixes. It is an OTA and as such, it will take some time before all units receive the notification to download and install the OS. If you can’t wait, go to Settings>About phone>System updates and check for the update manually.