European HTC 10 models may begin updating to Android 7.0 Nougat before the end of the year, according to tech informat @LlabTooFeR. The developer reported on Twitter Monday that the 2016 flagship may receive the latest Google software by the end of November or the beginning of December.
HTC has typically been very transparent about its Android updates; however, there has not been much news directly from the manufacturer on when the HTC 10 will update to Android 7.0. The smartphone made has confirmed that the HTC 10, HTC One A9 and HTC One M9 will update to Nougat, but has not release a time frame.
U.S. carrier T-Mobile also confirmed Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the HTC 10 and the HTC One M9, but has also not indicated a timeframe for the update.
LlabTooFeR also claims the 2015 flagship, HTC One M9 should update to Android 7.0 between late December and early January. However, none of the time frames suggested for the HTC 10 or the HTC one M9 are confirmed.
HTC recently announced the Sprint exclusive HTC Bolt smartphone, which is the manufacturer’s first HTC branded smartphone to run Android 7.0. HTC is also the manufacturer of Google’s Pixel smartphones, which run Android 7.0. However, those devices are not branded as HTC smartphones.
There are some preliminary rumors about an upcoming HTC 11 smartphone, which would be the manufacturer’s first flagship to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. In addition to Nougat, rumors suggest a Quad HD dual-curved display, a 4,000mAh battery, a 12-megapixel main camera and USB-Type C.