The Android 7.0 Nougat update has rolled out to the T-Mobile and AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The long weekend has sounded some good news for owners of the HTC 10 on Sprint and LG G5 on AT&T who have long awaited the Android software update.
Sprint HTC 10 Android Nougat Update
Before turkeys in the United States cried for help in November, HTC pushed out the Android Nougat update to unlocked HTC 10 handsets. In January, however, HTC paused the rollout of the software update so its engineers could address some discovered bugs.
Software bugs are common issues that even Google Pixel and Nexus users have complained of with the newer version of the mobile OS. The Android 7.0 Nougat update has also caused battery life issues with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and we're still waiting for a fix for that.
It has been a long wait for Sprint subscribers but as the cliche goes, it's better late than never. Finally, the Sprint HTC 10 Nougat OTA update is available. The update reportedly comes in as build 2.42.651.6 at 1.3 GB, according to Android Police.
While some HTC users have received the update, take note that it might be a few days or weeks before you get your smartphone's Android 7.0 Nougat update.
AT&T LG G5 Android Nougat Update
On Presidents Day, AT&T also quietly released the Android 7.0 Nougat update to LG G5 users. The update is just a bit bigger than what the Sprint's HTC 10 has received. It is about 1.5 GB with build number NRD90U.
Just a reminder, AT&T requires Wi-Fi when downloading updates and you can only check once a day.
Other carriers such as Sprint and T-Mobile rolled out the Android Nougat update for the device in November.
Best Android Nougat Features
For HTC 10 and LG G5 users who might not be familiar with what the Nougat update brings, here are some features that you might love:
The latest version of the Google mobile OS comes with an enhanced user interface with instant control toggles that allow you to easily activate or deactivate Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. The notification menu was also refreshed and now sports smaller fonts, a Direct Reply feature, and other new features that make life easier for users.
Android Nougat also comes with Instant Apps. This feature comes handy for people who do not want to install apps on their devices without doing a test drive first.
Overall, Google also made the mobile OS lighter so it can work well even on devices with lower specifications.
This list of features is just the tip of the iceberg. For now, wait for that Android Nougat update to hit your smartphone. Enjoy.