HTC One M9 Starts Receiving its Official Android Nougat Update
HTC has been very vocal about which devices they plan on updating to Android 7.0 Nougat. Starting all the way back in May of this year, HTC announced their official roadmap for Android 7.0 Nougat (called Android N at the time). We were told they had plans to update the HTC One M9, HTC One A9, and the HTC 10 with Google’s latest version of Android. The one device left off in this list was the HTC One M8, which didn’t have any plans to get officially updated at that time.
Then in August, we did a piece that detailed HTC breaking their 15-day promise for delivering Google’s latest Android update to the HTC One A9. A promise they made to the public when the device was announced. HTC did say they had plans to update the HTC 10 with Android 7.0 Nougat within the fourth quarter of the year, but the One A9 should have received the update quicker (according to their promise).
HTC had an official response to the issue and said HTC had changed their mind, and instead assigned their available engineers to work on the update for the “most popular flagship products” first since they felt this benefited the most customers. HTC did keep their Q4 promise for the HTC 10’s Nougat update as it started to roll out to devices a little over a week ago. With unlocked HTC 10 units receiving their update, the HTC One M9 seems to be next on the list.
Yesterday, HTC confirmed that the unlocked version of the HTC One M9 would begin receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update. They said it would start late that evening, so current owners should look out for this OTA update notification soon. The company also confirmed that carrier variants of the HTC One M9 should expect to see the Nougat update hitting their device “early next year.”Source: @HTCUSA