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Unlocked HTC One A9 handsets get Android Nougat

HTC One A9 Android smartphone gets Nougat software update
HTC One A9
Although it took a bit longer than expected, the Android Nougat update for this unlocked handset has finally received the technical approval and the new firmware already rolls out via OTA.

Back in August, HTC unveiled that, in addition to the HTC 10 flagship, the One M9 and One A9 would also get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The first two handsets mentioned above received the update last month, and now the time has finally arrived for HTC One A9 to receive the Nougat-based firmware. 

According to a Twitter message posted yesterday by HTC's Mo Versi, "We have received technical approval on the Nougat OS update, and OTA will begin tonight!" While the details are not public yet, the update should include the usual Nougat goodies - quick app switching, improved Doze mode, split-screen mode, improved notifications, customizable Quick Settings, improved multi-language support, and more. As usual, a lot of bug fixes, tweaks, and security patches should be included as well.

HTC One A9 arrived back in November 2015, when it launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, next to 2 GB or 3 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, a 13 MP primary shooter, all powered by a non-removable 2,150 mAh battery.

Since the update only targets unlocked variants of this handset, it seems that owners of models tied with a carrier still have to wait for some time until their handsets get Nougat as well.

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Mo Versi (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-17 (Update: 2017-01-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.