Great promises of timely software updates haven’t always worked out as planned for HTC, but even after repeatedly assuring its continuously shrinking fan base that the 10, One A9 and M9 will receive Android N goodies eventually, the Taiwanese OEM can’t refrain from also setting a (loose) deadline.
Just one for now, which is probably a wise move, though it remains to be seen if the unlocked HTC 10 can indeed be upgraded to Nougat by the end of the year. It should, especially since the device manufacturer is “excited to receive final shipping Android 7.0 Nougat software from Google.”
Again, that’s a little too much information, which we of course appreciate, but maybe would have been better kept under wraps so as not to expose HTC to unnecessary public ridicule in the case of another missed deadline or sluggish rollout.
Precautionary measures are shrewdly taken as far as carrier versions of the HTC 10, One M9, and One A9 are concerned, while the latter two’s unlocked configurations will apparently nab Android Nougat goodie packs after the 10, which could also mean Q4 2016 or sometime next year.
By the way, it looks like One A9’s guaranteed 15-day update window is already off the table, proving our point about overly ambitious, unrealistic promises. When will HTC learn?