HTC Android 7.0 Nougat Update Release Details

Google released Android 7.0 Nougat back in August, followed by Android 7.1.1 in December. Now, smartphone owners are wondering when they’ll get Nougat. HTC has been one of the best in terms of keeping users informed. With that in mind, here’s what we know about upcoming HTC Android Nougat updates. Including carrier versions of the HTC 10, the unlocked A9 and more.

For several months now many Nexus owners have been testing and enjoying Android Nougat. It’s loaded with a lot of new features, improved battery life, multi-window mode and more. All things HTC owners should want. Technically we’re now on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which has further features and big fixes. Additionally, Android 7.1.2 is in a limited beta.

Read: Android 6.0 vs Android 7.0 Nougat: What’s New So Far

The Android N beta ended in August and quickly arrived for many. We’ve since seen betas, developer previews, and two updates. HTC promised updates within 90 days, which was before the end of 2016. They hit their mark for unlocked devices, and are now moving on to carrier models in the US as 2017 moves forward.

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Popular smartphones from all major manufacturers will see an update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the near future. Or Android 7.1 Nougat. HTC was first to make announcements, but LG and Motorola sent updates out first.

In a surprise move during the summer of 2016 after some Google announcements, HTC confirmed three key HTC Android N software updates are in the pipeline. While only three phones were mentioned, we can expect more to probably get the same new software. Now that Android 7.0 Nougat is official and has been released, they’ve been sharing more details.

HTC Android 7.0 Nougat Updates

We’ve known for a while that HTC is working hard on updates. However, the release date has been a mystery. And while we’re still expecting the HTC One M9 and HTC 10 to get it, unlocked models were up first.

On December 5th, the day Android 7.1.1 was released, HTC confirmed the One M9 update. Starting with the unlocked edition. Then, carrier models will get the same sometime in 2017. And now, they are starting to roll out.

Above is a tweet from HTC USA on December 5th. Confirming Nougat started, and will continue into 2017. That is the only device being mentioned at this time.

Update: Those with an HTC 10 on T-Mobile should be happy that Android 7.0 Nougat rolled out on January 5th. Other carriers should follow soon, then other phones.

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The first HTC Android 7.0 Nougat update was the unlocked HTC 10 on November 25th. Then the HTC One M9 unlocked developer edition. Now we’re starting to see movement on HTC 10 from carriers. What about the HTC A9? Well, unlocked models should receive it starting January 16th.

Now that those updates have finished the company is moving on to others in the US and around the globe. In fact, this week the HTC 10 Nougat update is arriving in the UK, according to HTC.  Although it recently was delayed. The HTC One M9 Android 7.0 Nougat update is also hitting select devices. Although no carrier-specific announcements have been made.

Update: As of February 2nd we have more good news for HTC owners waiting on Nougat. The companies own Gram Wheeler announced a slew of updates on Twitter, future plans, and even some delays in Europe.

Europe, Turkey and South Africa are now getting Nougat on the HTC One M9, and more countries will get it in the coming days. Likely early next week.

Now, all we need is the remainder of HTC 10 and HTC One M9 devices in the US to get updates. Eventually the HTC One M8 will be included, too. In closing, while HTC did hit their 90 day window and pushed updates before 2016 came to a close. They barely hit that goal. Most users with carrier models are still waiting, and we’re already into the month of February.

HTC was able to release Android 6.0 Marshmallow within three months last year, but only for select regions outside the United States and unlocked models. Most US carriers ended up waiting around five months, with February and March being the actual arrival. It appears that HTC is a little ahead of that schedule for Android Nougat, but not by much. We’ll keep an eye out for further information.

What’s New in Android Nougat

Our link at the top of the page is an in-depth look at Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow vs Android 7.0 Nougat, and everything that’s new and different with comparison photos. It goes over many of the key changes, so start there.

As a quick recap, the HTC Android 7.0 update bring improved performance, better battery life with “Doze” features, split-screen multitasking, the recent apps button works like ALT+TAB and switches between the last used apps, and much more. Google has over 50 big changes in Android N. Like faster app installs, which are also smaller, a new JIT compiler, improved graphics and performance with the Vulkan API, revamped notifications with quick reply from the pulldown bar, customizable quick setting tiles and so much more. All of that and more will complete HTC’s software upgrades.

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A huge addition announced back at Google IO was “Android Instant Apps” which will enable Android to install small bits of an app (say, from a search result or web link) and allow one-time instant app usage. No installing an app and starting over. Android just adds what it needs for that moment, uses the app then removes those parts, and we’re done.

Not to mention things like a better and improved Google Now or Search using the Google Assistant with machine learning, number blocking and call screening. That’s just a short list of many changes. Many are behind the scenes.

Of course most of this will come with HTC Sense UI over the top, with additions like HTC Blinkfeed and other small tweaks that each manufacturer adds. Samsung has TouchWiz, HTC uses Sense UI, and LG has their own interface over stock Android as well. Not every new feature will be implemented, others will be changed, but this is a big and exciting update to Android for all devices.

HTC Android 7.1.1 Nougat Release Date

As of right now it’s far too early to remotely speculate on release dates for other carriers and HTC devices. More so, we don’t know when they’ll update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. That’s the latest release right from Google. Right now Android 7.0 is what’s being delivered. In fact, we could see most manufacturers, including HTC, skip right to Android 7.1.2 Nougat in the next 2-4 months.

From what we’re seeing so far HTC has updated developer editions, unlocked models and is now moving to carrier phones. That means everyone with a new HTC phone should expect updates in the foreseeable future.

17 Comments

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    • pipolakki

      06/11/2016 at 10:19 am

      Spaaaaaaaaaaaaammmm
      And such a liE!

      Reply

  2. alihybrid

    06/22/2016 at 1:35 am

  3. john thompson

    06/30/2016 at 1:41 pm

    Who cares

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  4. Jim Bandy

    06/30/2016 at 2:31 pm

    Where do you get that “Now that most users are running the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow…” I have a Galaxy 5 Active that is only a year old and the latest release available is 5.1.1. Only if you have bought a phone in the last year are you likely to have Marshmallow. I asked 8 friends what version they have on their Galaxy models, and only 2 have 6.0. Unless you throw your phone away once a year, you are abandoned as far as Android updates by manufacturers go.

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    • David Ness

      06/30/2016 at 4:34 pm

      I totally get what you’re saying. I wasn’t getting an update for my phone directly so I downloaded the Samsung Smart Switch app on my PC and installed 6.01 onto my Galaxy S6 and it was just released this month… in other words I bypassed my carrier.

      Reply

  5. Ankur

    08/01/2016 at 10:07 pm

    htc are like a cheater and does not provide any android update for 816g . So i strictly recommend all not to buy phone like htc i.e. also costly and service of HTC is also very poor.

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    • Lonnie Santrock

      08/27/2016 at 4:32 pm

      I’ve had the HTC 7 8 9 and now the 10 I will never buy another HTC phone their customer service sucks. Americans and Canadians are treated differently some reason and in Canada we are not having access to the upper screen replacement I cry foul never again HTC.

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  6. Claude

    08/22/2016 at 4:59 am

    So, it seems like everyone at HTC will enjoy the benefits of the new OS and will remove their B & H app from their phones as early as late 2016. Great news!

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  7. Mr.Kiran

    08/25/2016 at 2:41 am

    Htc e9s buy last yeat still not getting android marshmallow.htc service is too bad.any one know about software update for htc e9s??????

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    • AYUSH

      09/01/2016 at 8:43 am

      Didn’t even got on HTC ONE M9+

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  8. Rob

    08/29/2016 at 9:21 pm

    Bums, bums they be, if they don’t update the M7.

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  9. Dhananjay

    09/08/2016 at 12:03 pm

    its disgusting, that HTC has not released any android update for HTC desire 816g,

    Such a shameful thing…..

    Don’t buy any htc smartphone

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  10. Isaac

    12/30/2016 at 6:56 am

    Wrong post, HTC M9 doesnt support vulkan api… see more info on reddit

    Reply

  11. FrankMwenda

    02/09/2017 at 6:27 am

    Tell us as soon as you get news on HTC Desire 820 Dual Sim. 6.1.1 is the worst ROM ever!

    Reply

  12. A htc user

    04/05/2017 at 11:29 pm

    Do you have any idea whether the htc Desire 816 dual sim users are also going to get the Android Nougat updates or not?

    Reply

  13. Zak'wan Ibrahim

    04/06/2017 at 5:56 pm

    When did HTC one x9 get Android nougat?

    Reply

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