The HTC 10 and HTC M9 handsets in Europe are anticipated to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update in two weeks. The said firmware upgrade will reportedly deliver improvements to the smartphones which include Doze Battery, Vulkan API and other enhancements.
According to Phone Arena, a tweet from Graham Wheeler, the Product and Service Director at HTC EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), has uncovered the roadmap that HTC has in mind for upgrading the unlocked HTC 10 and HTC One M9 handsets in Europe to Google's newest operation system Android 7.0. Based on the post, both of these flagship handsets will start obtaining the said firmware update within the next two weeks.
It was also noted Wheeler's two-week time frame beats a three-week window cited in a separate tweet from HTC tipster @LlabTooFeR. Also, the latter sent out a message on Monday saying that problems with the upgrade for the HTC 10 were holding it back for three weeks.
But then based on Wheeler's message, HTC is also doing a lot of effort in working things out with European carriers so that the branded versions of the HTC 10 and HTC One M9 can obtain the Android 7.0 Nougat update the same time as the unlocked models are.
Furthermore, TechnoBuffalo noted that upon updating the HTC 10 and HTC One M9 to Android 7.0 Nougat the users of the devices will experience the improved Doze for better battery life. Also, they will be able to notice the Vulkan API for greater gaming experiences, and the Unicode 9.0 emoji set with over 70 new characters.
The firmware will also improve performance and stability of the smartphones. Also, the Nougat will also deliver the split-screen Multi-Windows multi-tasking feature and a "clear-all" button that quickly closes all open apps on the gadget.
Once HTC has finished delivering the Android 7.0 Nougat to HTC 10 and One M9 handsets it is predicted to be made available also with the unlocked HTC One A9 in Europe. Moreover, the time frame for that mid-range model's update is yet to be revealed.