HTC recently unveiled Bolt in the United States, its first smartphone with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. With the unveiling of Bolt, it was just a matter of time before HTC brought the sweetness of Nougat to its 2016 flagship, HTC 10.
HTC has begun the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat on Friday and the update is initially available only to HTC 10 owners in the US. The update brings new notification design, multi-windows support and improved quick settings. The ROM could very well be the same as the one found on HTC 10 evo, the international version of Bolt.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update for carrier versions will arrive early next year. The update is being offered only to unlocked devices. Apart from system and UI enhancement, the update also delivers the latest security update from Google. The latest update could be the November 5 security update.
With Android 6.0 Marshmallow, HTC cleaned up its UI to a great deal by removing all the bloatware and duplicate apps. With Android 7.0 Nougat, we can expect a bloat free experience being continued down the line.
HTC 10 was first showcased in April 2016 and the smartphone was powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 820 processor. The device features 4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage. The device offers 5.2-inch display with Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. HTC 10 sports a 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and large 1.55 pixel size. The primary camera also offers optical image stabilisation and laser autofocus. There is a 5MP camera with f/1.8 aperture for selfies. HTC 10 houses a decent 3000mAh battery.
HTC has not mentioned the international availability of Nougat update for HTC 10 owners but the company had promised to deliver the latest operating system within 90 days of its availability. HTC seems to be living up to that promise.