HTC has been one of the smartphone manufacturers that are working hard to deliver the Android 7.0 Nougat to its patrons. As a matter of fact, the HTC 10, 10 Lifestyle and One M9 smartphones in Europe has started obtaining the much-awaited firmware and HTC One A9 is expected to be the next one.
According to NDTV Gadgets, the news was established by HTC's Graham Wheeler, Product and Service Director, HTC EMEA. Based on his post, he stated "HTC 10 Nougat starts rolling out today. UK first, more regions to follow soon."
It can be remembered that the unlocked HTC 10 units have started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update in selected regions way back in November. Meanwhile, the unlocked HTC One M9 also obtained the Nougat firmware in December but then it was also narrow down to some regions.
Additionally, some news has stated that the Android Nougat update for the HTC 10 is about 1.17GB in size while the HTC 10 Lifestyle is obtaining OTA (over-the-air) update of 1.15GB. The HTC One M9 is allegedly getting the OTA firmware of about 1.27GB in size.
It was also noted that soon after Google launched the final build of Android 7.0 Nougat last year, the Taiwanese tech company had publicized that the HTC 10, HTC One M9, and HTC One A9 will become accessible to the software sometime in the fourth quarter. However, HTC has been somewhat late as HTC device owners who did not acquire the Nougat update in the initial roll out are only now getting the update as the company start again its release.
Furthermore, International Business Times stated the procedure on how to update the HTC 10, 10 Lifestyle and one M9 handsets. Once users get an update notification on their smartphone they will have to select "Yes I'm in." After the software has been downloaded they have to select "Install Now" and once the Android Nougat is already installed their devices will re-start automatically and now it's updated.
As the Android7.0 Nougat update for HTC 10, 10 Lifestyle and One M9 is released through OTA, they have to keep in mind that it launches in stages, so it might take more than a few weeks to expand the roll-out process to all corners. For HTC devices owners who doesn't receive a notification they can manually check for the software update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Update.