Android 7.0 Nougat is now available to download for users with these HTC devices
Android 7.0 Nougat is coming to even more devices in the UK after the HTC 10 confirmed the start of its upgrade.
Users with an HTC 10 will now be able to update their devices to enjoy all the benefits of Google’s latest software as the OTA upgrade for Android Nougat goes live.
The news means that the HTC 10, launched back in April 2016, has finally joined the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 in rolling out the Android Nougat update.
It seems that the UK is the first country in Europe to receive the update, with a senior HTC EMEA director tweeting that the rest of Europe would follow soon.
The HTC 10 is not the only device getting the Android Nougat treatment today, as the HTC 10 Lifestyle, the company’s mid-range addition, will also be able to upgrade.
The company’s former flagship, the HTC M9, will also be able to upgrade to Android Nougat, meaning that users with older devices won’t be missing out.
The Android Nougat HTC 10 update is a 1.17GB download, so it may be best to connect to a Wi-Fi network before starting the upgrade, to ensure you don’t run up any unexpectedly large data bills.
The HTC 10 was first launched in the UK in April 2016
Google originally announced Nougat last Summer with the internet giant's own-brand devices the first to get access to the new features.
To check if your Android phone is ready to updated head to Settings > About device > Download updates manually.
Both Sony and Samsung were set to roll out the update to users this month, but both companies have already run into issues.
Samsung pulled the download for users of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices after uncovering several performance issues, meaning that owners will have to wait a little longer to enjoy the new software.
Sony has also halted the launch of this new OS on its Xperia range after a number of users reported problems.
The company was set to bring Android Nougat to its Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+, and Xperia Z4 devices when the problems appeared.
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Nougat boasts a number of new features, including the ability to run two apps side-by-side, better battery life and improved encryption for personal data
The news comes days after HTC revealed the next generation of its flagship smartphones.
The HTC U Ultra comes with two screens on the front, a super-powered 12-Ultrapixel camera, a smart Sense Companion AI assistant, and crucially – Android Nougat.
The device also takes a leaf out of Apple’s book by ditching the 3.5mm headphone port, with users now only able to connect their accessories via Bluetooth.
The HTC U Ultra will go on sale to the public next month, although the UK price is still not known just yet.