Android 7.0 for the HTC 10 is Rumored to be Stable, Update Coming Soon
As we finish up 2016, OEMs are just about ready to begin rolling out their official Android 7.0 updates. So far, we’ve seen OEMs like Samsung, LG, Huawei/Honor, and Xiaomi start to beta test Nougat on their flagship devices. Thus far, we haven’t yet heard much about HTC’s upcoming 7.0 update for their flagships, but the company has assured they are hard at work bringing the latest update to their customers. Thanks to a new batch of leaks, however, we now have a much better glimpse at the impending Nougat update for the HTC 10.
Fans of HTC devices are probably familiar with @LlabTooFeR, who is perhaps the most prolific source of leaks regarding upcoming HTC hardware and software. He’s also a Recognized Contributor here on XDA for his work on the MaximusHD custom ROM, available for many HTC smartphones. LlabTooFer has been posting extensively this week regarding the upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 over on his Twitter account, and he’s revealed some interesting details about the unreleased update from the Taiwanese handset maker.
First of all, a new tweet from yesterday states that the Android 7.0 update for the European HTC 10 is currently stable. That’s not to say the update will be released anytime soon – but it is indeed a major milestone in the progression of the software update. What this does mean for HTC 10 users is that the Nougat base is essentially ready and what’s left is to add any finishing touches, such as additional features, to the HTC Sense UX. Finally, after some internal Q&A, the update would then presumably reach carriers who would determine the official roll-out schedule for their customers.
On HTC’s end, though, we have some idea of when they plan on finishing up their internal review process for the Nougat update. LlabTooFeR posted on Twitter about HTC’s current schedule for the Android 7.0 update for the European HTC 10. HTC is currently aiming for a release window between the end of November and the start of December, assuming there aren’t any major delays. Those dates are rapidly approaching, so if everything goes smoothly, we could see the Nougat update from HTC within the next few weeks.
LlabTooFeR also shared some additional goodies regarding the impending update, in the form of screenshots showcasing Nougat on the HTC 10.