HTC announced the release of Android Nougat 7.0 update for its unlocked HTC 10 smartphone users in USA. HTC’s official twitter handle ‘@HTCUSA’ announced that the update has passed ‘TA testing’ and will start rolling out to unlocked HTC 10 smartphones on Friday.
HTC 10 is one of the first phones to get Google’s latest operating system that was launched ahead of Google announcing its Pixel smartphones in October. Android 7.0 Nougat is running on LG’s V20 and G5 smartphones, and as beta on Galaxy S7 smartphones.
HTC 10’s Nougat update is 1.11 GB in size (version 2.28.617.8), reports xda-developers. The update is only available for unlocked HTC 10 users in USA currently, with no word on it rolling out to HTC 10 users in India.
Android Nougat brings new features like bundled notifications, better doze performance, split-screen mode, direct reply from notifications, cutomisable quick settings, better battery performance, seamless software updates, file-based encryption, work mode and more.
HTC 10 was launched in India back in March at Rs 52,990, the first smartphone to feature OIS (optical image stabilisation) for both front and rear cameras. The phone comes with a 5.2-inch Super LCD display (2560 x 1440 pixels resolution) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
HTC 10 is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor along with an Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable to 2TB). The phone is 4G LTE capable and is backed by a 3000 mAh battery featuring Quick Charge 3.0.
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) November 24, 2016
HTC launched the Desire 10 Pro and 10 evo smartphones earlier this week, featuring an all-metal unibody design which is water, dust and splash resistant.
The dual-SIM Desire 10 Pro comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is powered by an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. It features 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (expandable to 2TB via microSD). It comes with a 20MP rear camera and a 13MP front shooter.