HTC previously announced which of its non-Nexus devices will be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update this year. Now, the Taiwanese company has revealed when can users expect the new OS version to arrive on their devices.
On Wednesday, HTC announced that its HTC 10, HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 smartphones will be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat software update soon. For HTC 10 owners, they can expect the update to arrive within the fourth quarter, while owners of the other two devices should wait a little longer since the Nougat update will hit their handsets once the one for the HTC 10 is out, as per Phone Arena.
Though HTC did not mention specific dates, it disclosed that the unlocked versions of the three will receive the Android Nougat update first. On the other hand, owners of carrier models will have to wait, since carriers usually test out and approve software updates first before they release them.
In June, HTC confirmed that the HTC 10, One M9 and the One A9 will get the Android Nougat treatment. Currently, the Nougat OS update is rolling out to Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One, according to PC Mag.
Announced at Google I/O, Android 7.0 is headed to the new Nexus line-up, upcoming smartphones that are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. Both devices are built by HTC, and as per BGR, they will arrive with a cool feature that would enable them to update seamlessly and instantly, without the need of restarts and app optimizations.
Though the HTC Marlin and the HTC Sailfish will be the next devices in the Nexus lineup, neither of them will be the first to release with Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. That credit goes to LG’s V10 successor, the V20, which is slated to be announced during a San Francisco event on Sept. 6, Android Authority has learned.