HTC One M9 has been around for a while, as it launched back in March 2015. When it hit the market, this 5-inch handset had Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on board. Now, the time has finally arrived for it to receive the first Android Nougat-based firmware.
The update should include all the Android Nougat goodies we encountered already a few times - improved Doze mode, split-screen mode, quick switching, improved notifications, the return of the System UI Tuner, customizable Quick Settings, improved multi-language support, and much more. In addition to the new features, the update should also include a lot of bug fixes, tweaks, and security patches.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810-powered handset receives Android 7.0 Nougat in the US as we speak. Unfortunately, HTC USA's message on Twitter will disappoint those who do not have an unlocked variant. According to it, "Carrier variants to follow early next year."
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