Google has unveiled the Android N OS at the Google I/O 2016 event. Once the final build of Android N is released, smartphone OEMs will soon start rolling out OTA updates for their devices. HTC has officially announced the names of its devices that will be the first ones to receive Android N.
On Twitter, HTC has officially confirmed that its recent smartphones such as HTC 10, HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 will be updated to Android N. The Taiwanese company would be revealing more details on exact timeframe of Android N roll out later this year.
Life is about to get a little sweeter. Android N will be coming to the HTC 10, HTC One A9 and the HTC One M9. pic.twitter.com/XzOEwTCVlU
— HTC (@htc) May 18, 2016
At the Google I/O 2016 event, the company revealed that the final version of Android N will be released to Nexus devices later this summer. Since Google has now released the Android Developer Preview 3 for compatible Nexus devices such as Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. The update is also available for Google Pixel C tablet and General Mobile 4G Android One phone.
It is likely that the Android N OTA update will be coming to HTC devices after Google releases the software upgrade to its manufacturers. In the past, HTC was criticized for being slow in rolling out Android updates. However, the company seems to have overcome this issue as most of its smartphones that were eligible to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow have already received the software upgrade.
HTC will be also rolling out Android N to its other smartphones later this year. Other smartphone manufacturers are also expected to get in the loop to announce the initial set of devices that will receive Android N update.
Google has not declared the official name Android N. The company is now seeking input from the public on choosing a suitable name for the OS. Here is the dedicated page where public can submit their entries. One needs to be aware of the fact that even Google is accepting entries to decide on the name of the next edition of Android, it is not giving away any prizes to any participant.