HTC 10 is now set to receive the highly anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update in late November or early December.
Earlier this year, the smartphone maker already confirmed it and gave out a release date for the OS, promising its arrival in Q4. It looks like HTC is going to keep its word — if the latest rumor is anything to go by, that is.
Leak May Have Beaten HTC To The Punch
The news this time around comes from @LlabTooFeR, and according to the leakster, the HTC 10 in Europe will get Android 7.0 Nougat right on schedule.
HTC 10 (EU) to receive Android 7.0 update by the end of November - begging of the December.
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) November 14, 2016
Having reliably provided a lot of early details of HTC devices, @LlabTooFeR's announcement has some weight to it. That means it's more or less safe to expect that this is really the case for the HTC 10.
The Carrier vs. Unlocked Variant Conundrum
Unlocked variants of the HTC 10 may have an advantage over carrier models, as they are likely to receive Android 7.0 Nougat first. On that note, it probably won't take that long for the update to arrive to the rest of them, though.
In other words, those who bought the HTC 10 from a carrier might have to wait a little longer, but they can find comfort in the fact that they're next in line to get it.
What HTC 10 Getting Android 7.0 Nougat Means For Users Outside Europe
Why should HTC 10 users in other regions care that those in Europe are going to finally get their hands on Android 7.0 Nougat? Well, when the update rolls out, that's a good sign that it's going to spread to other countries soon enough.
More than that, it might go across the pond earlier than planned by way of unofficial means. However, users who got their HTC 10 from a carrier may have to sit this one out, as there's no easy way to get it until such service providers put the update through tests and certify it.
What About The HTC One M9 And One A9?
The HTC One M9 and One A9 are also part of the Android 7.0 Nougat deal, and @LlabTooFeR also mentions that the update for the former is under testing already, speculating that it might launch in late December or well into January.
Unfortunately, there's no word about the HTC One A9 just yet, but there's a good chance it might get the new Android version around the same time as the HTC One M9.
It's also worth pointing out that HTC has some early Black Friday deals, cutting down the HTC 10's price down to $500, the HTC One M9 to $300 and the HTC One A9 to $275.
With everything said and done, are you as excited as we are to get Android 7.0 Nougat up and running on our phones? If so, drop by our comments section below and let us know, especially if you're an HTC 10 user.