Verizon Updates HTC 10 with Android 7.0 Nougat, Moto Z Play Droid also gets March Security Patch


Verizon has had a bad reputation when it comes to software updates and this can be better narrated to you by HTC 10 users.

Where other carriers started rolling out the update to Android 7.0 Nougat for HTC 10 users sometime back, the Big Red has made its customers wait for ages. However, the wait is finally over as the company has just started rolling out the update to the 2016 flagship.

If you own an HTC 10 and are using it on Verizon, you can now be sure to see an OTA notification hitting your device with the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. The OS comes with firmware version NPJ25.93-14. HTC’s Mo Versi had recently confirmed that the OS will start rolling out to this device beginning March 30 and it is actually happening. But since it’s coming in over the air, you’ll have to be a little patient before everything is ready for you.

HTC 10

Despite coming in with the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, Verizon users of the HTC 10 will still be disappointed that there’s still no Android 7.1 Nougat. It gets even worse as the OS comes with January’s Android security patch, yet the same carrier is now rolling out the latest March Android security to the midrange Moto Z Play Droid. This device started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat OS earlier this month and as such, this security patch is based on Nougat.

Moto Z Play

This budget Droid is coming with software version NDNS25.137-24-1-4 and like the HTC 10, this one is coming in over the air. It might take up to next week before all units of both phones are actually updated to the new software versions, but you can always take a shorter route to the same destination by going to Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates manually.

Make sure that your phone is at least 50% charged and has a Wi-Fi internet connection before engaging in the upgrade process.