T-Mobile has just started rolling out an update to the HTC 10 and it’s coming in over the air. Given that the phone is still running on a 2016 security patch, many users have been looking forward to an update on this aspect.
Well, the company hasn’t failed at all, however, the OTA update only brings with it January’s Android security patch. This comes at a time when a number of non-Google carrier devices have already been updated to the latest March security patch, for instance, Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5. It is strange that the HTC 10 is still running on old software, yet it is still the company’s flagship in the market, especially since the HTC U Ultra hasn’t reached so many markets across the globe.
Another interesting bit about the latest T-Mobile update for HTC 10 users is the weight of the OTA files. Apparently, those expecting to receive the update should be ready to download files weighing a massive 650MB. However, this huge size has nothing to do with an update to the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which most people are looking forward to.
With HTC being one of the companies to push the new Android 7.0 Nougat to its flagships back in 2016, it was inevitable for T-Mobile and other carriers to join the party at an early time as well. As a result, the HTC 10 on this carrier first saw the Nougat OS in early January, well after Google had already rolled out the update to v7.1.1. But as it appears, the wait for the latter version is still on because the current update only carries “important enhancements and bug fixes” and the aforementioned January security patch.
The HTC 10 will receive an update with build number 2.41.531.3 and so far, it’s already rolling out. If the OTA notification hasn’t reached you, there’s room to check for the update manually via the phone’s About Settings.