Google started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to supporting Nexus handsets recently. Now, HTC has announced that the latest flagship HTC 10, the predecessor HTC One M9 and the well-received upper-mid-range handset HTC One A9 are set to receive the new firmware.
The HTC 10, which was praised for its brilliant design and top-of-the-shelf configurations, will get the Android Nougat in the fourth quarter of 2016 i.e. anytime between October and December. Following the HTC 10, the Taiwanese tech giant?s over-heating problem prone HTC One M9 and the stunning HTC One A9 will receive the updates.
HTC has also noted that the unlocked versions of smartphones mentioned above will be getting the OS update first. Carrier-specific variants will receive the firmware later as they usually take some time to get the testing, followed by approvals, done.
As of now, the?Android 7.0 Nougat is getting rolled out to Google Nexus 6, Nexus 6P,?Nexus 5X, Pixel C and?Nexus 9. The Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 will not receive the update. However, an unofficial ROM is already available to get the new OS onboard the Nexus 5.
The Android Nougat brings a lot of enhancements and new features to the handset. This includes the multi-window option, Data Saver mode, Google Assistant, Quick Settings customization, Clear All feature, improved notification controls, and a truckload of new emojis, to name a few.
The highlight of this update is the improved Doze Mode, which saves battery by putting the background apps to sleep. While this mechanism was introduced in Marshmallow, it has been updated to the level that the OS will now be able to ascertain if the handset is in a pocket or a bag, and decide whether to lower the power automatically or not.
With Nougat onboard, you can now show off different wallpapers in the homescreen and lockscreen. Google has also added support for Direct Reply,?Seamless Updates and VR (Virtual Reality). To be specific, the new update supports Google?s VR Daydream. If you have a VR capable handset, there is nothing like the Android N.
Here, check out the official update by HTC about the impending Android Nougat roll out:
We’re excited to receive final shipping Android 7.0 Nougat software from Google! pic.twitter.com/BNbQBpgddK
— HTC (@htc) August 24, 2016
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