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Verizon HTC 10 Picks Up Android 7.0 Nougat Update

( [email protected] ) Mar 31, 2017 09:17 AM EDT
The HTC 10 from Verizon Wireless is now able to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update after a long while. Better late than never!
HTC has announced that the Nougat update will be rolling out to unlocked HTC 10 devices in the US. iPhoneDigital / Flickr

Waiting for something for a long, long time can be a very difficult task for many people to do. However, the result of it can be extremely sweet at times, and this is where the adage goes, “better late than never”. Those who are using the HTC 10 with Verizon as their mobile carrier of choice would most probably be wondering whether their HTC 10 is ever going to be on the receiving end of the Android 7.0 Nougat update. It looks like all of the waiting is not in vain, as owners of the HTC 10 on Verizon have started to report that their once-flagship handset is now starting to trickle with Nougat goodness.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 on Verizon is available as an OTA (Over The Air) update, and it is one of the last few HTC 10 models in the market to pick it up. After all, the unlocked version of the HTC 10 received the Android 7.0 Nougat update in November last year, and those who are with T-Mobile began to enjoy some Nougat goodness in January earlier this year. Even those who are with Sprint managed to see their HTC 10s get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat last month. Well, at least Verizon subscribers are now on par with the other mobile providers, where the new software version will carry the number 2.41.605.12.

With the Android 7.0 Nougat update hitting the HTC 10 on Verizon, owners of the smartphone will then be able to take advantage of a slew of new features that are part of Nougat territory. Do take note that just like all of the other OTA updates, this particular version will make its appearance slowly but surely in the coming days. Hence, you might be lucky enough to be one of the first few to get your HTC 10 updated to Nougat, or you might actually have to wait for a while more. There is always the other option of “forcing” the upgrade by selecting Settings > Software updates > Update in a manual manner.

Android 7.0 Nougat will certainly make Android 6.0 Marshmallow feel archaic in many aspects. Not only does Nougat boast of numerous changes in the code that helps your Android experience be a better one, it will also deliver visible changes for the user, ensuring that external improvements are also part of the deal. With Android’s Doze feature being better than before, you can expect a longer lasting battery in your everyday use -- something that the masses would definitely love. 

So far, it does not seem as though there are any issues whatsoever after installing the Android 7.0 Nougat update on the HTC 10 if you are a Verizon subscriber. This would mean it is safe and good to go, and after all, there were previous ‘guinea pigs’ with T-Mobile and Sprint as well as the unlocked HTC 10 that came out of the Android 7.0 Nougat update adventure unscathed, but improved for the better. At least there is no freeze in its release, unlike what happened in Europe. Check out the Verizon HTC 10 update page for further details.

Tags : Verizon, HTC, HTC 10, android nougat, Android 7.0 Nougat