Good news this morning for those of you who have the HTC One A9 on Sprint. Android Nougat is rolling out to you starting today. The software update from the carrier is build 2.18.651.2 and it brings Android Nougat 7.0 to your phone along with the January Android Security update. With it, you get all the goodness that is Nougat including multi-window support, improved data saver and other features.
The OTA update should be hitting devices soon but you can always manually check for it by going to Settings>System Updates>HTC Software Updates on your phone. As these things tend to go, it will take a few days before everyone sees the update so patience is required.
Once the update file is to your phone, you can expect the update process to take 10-15 minutes including a reboot.
HTC has done an admirable job of keeping the One A9 and One M9 up-to-date with software, especially the unlocked variants. They have had a few hiccups with Nougat (and they are not alone) and it has taken longer than their normal update windows. Still, given the number of devices out there still waiting for Nougat, it is great to see the unlocked and carrier variants of the A9 getting the update.
If you are on Sprint with the One A9, do drop a line and let me know how the upgrade process went for you.