Category: HTC 10

HTC 10 on Verizon To Start Getting Nougat Update March 30th

Some 4 months after the release of the Android Nougat update for the unlocked HTC 10, Verizon is finally releasing the update to the phone on their network.  The fun begins tomorrow, March 30th, according to a Tweet from HTC’s Mo Versi.  The update will make Verizon the last to update the phone on their network here in the United States.  T-Mobile rolled out the update back in January while Sprint rolled it out in February.  AT&T did not sell the HTC 10.

HTC, for their part, have been good about getting updates out on the HTC 10 when it comes to the unlocked version of the phone.  However, for carrier locked devices, they are at the mercy of the carriers to get the updates out to devices.  Verizon is notoriously slow at doing this so it isn’t a surprise they are the last one to update the phone on their network.

HTC Once Again Tries Rolling Out Nougat To The HTC 10

To say that HTC has had a challenging time rolling out Android Nougat to their flagship HTC 10 device in Europe would be… well, it would be putting it nicely.  The fact is, it has been a debacle.  It originally rolled out back in November but was stopped due to software issues.  It was resumed, then stopped once again for “technical” issues.  So will this third attempt finally stick?  Let’s all hope so.

If you are in mainland Europe and have a 10, you should start seeing the OTA update to move you to Nougat over the course of the next few days.  That update will require a reboot of course but will not wipe your phone (last week HTC released the update for those who wanted to manually flash that wiped their devices by design).   Overall the update should take you about 30 minutes from start to finish but make sure you are on Wi-Fi to do the download of the update as it is just over 1GB in size.

HTC 10 on T-Mobile Gets Updated to Android Nougat

Good news again today regarding Android Nougat.  T-Mobile has released the Nougat update to the HTC 10 for customers with that device on their network.  The update comes 6 weeks after the release of the update for the unlocked version of the phone which is a fair amount of time given T-Mobile has a good reputation on getting updates out to their customers.  If you have the HTC 10, you are looking for software update 2.37.531.5.  It should be hitting devices over the next few days via an OTA update.

Because this update is going from Marshmallow to Nougat, the update is hefty.  It comes in at just over 1GB so you will want to make sure you are on Wi-Fi to download it.  Once it is downloaded, you will need about 30 minutes to complete the upgrade process.

Android Nougat Coming to the Unlocked US Version of the HTC 10

Great news to start your Friday HTC 10 owners.  If you have one here in the US and it is unlocked, Android Nougat will be hitting your device starting today.  The news came from HTC’s Mo Versi who announced it on Twitter late on Thanksgiving day (when most of us were in food coma).

The HTC 10 has been one of the more underrated phones of 2016.  It is a solid performer with solid specs and now that it has Nougat, it will really bump up the appeal of this phone.  HTC has also been fantastic about keeping this phone up-to-date by having security patches out 30-45 days after they are released from Google.  This alone makes them stand out from other manufactures but you are also getting a great phone on top of it.

HTC Refines Nougat Update Dates for Devices

HTC took to Twitter yesterday and clarified the target dates for the Android Nougat update to their devices.  The news is mixed in that it looks like there is still going to be another couple of months before we see the first device updated but, to their credit, the company is being upfront about things.  According to the Tweet, the HTC 10 will be the first of their devices updated and that will happen in Q4 of this year.

Probably more disappointing is that the One A9 will not be updated until after the older One M9.

HTC Announces Android Nougat Coming to Three Devices

Well that didn’t take long!  HTC has just tweeted that three of their devices will be seeing the Android Nougat release.  For those of you who have an HTC 10, HTC One A9 or HTC One M9, it is a pretty darn spiffy day.

This is great news for sure and while the HTC 10 was almost a lock to get Nougat, seeing on the One A9 and One M9 is great to see too.

HTC 10 Update Brings Improvements and The June Security Update

Good news for those of you who have an unlocked HTC 10 here in North America.  A new software update is rolling out to you that brings several fixes and improvements along with the June Android Security Update.  The new build, version 1.80.617.1 for those keeping score at home, is rolling out now and should be hitting all devices over the course of the next few days.  The update is actually pretty big all-said at just over 300MB and as most users will know, after you download it and install it, your phone will be restarted.

HTC Commits To Android N on The HTC 10, One M9 and One A9

Great news from HTC for those of you have a One M9, One A9 or are considering a HTC 10 as your next device.  All three of these will be seeing the Android N update when it is released by Google.  The information came from HTC’s main Twitter account and it makes HTC, outside of Google, one of the first manufactures to commit to the new version of Android.

The tricky bit, of course, is when exactly it will be available.  HTC did not make that clear in their Tweet nor did they in replies to it.

HTC 10 Pre-Orders Are Now Shipping from HTC

On Monday, I posted that HTC reported over the weekend that they would start shipping the HTC 10 to those who had pre-ordered the device since its announcement last month.  Based on a tweet from the company yesterday, those shipments have now begun.

It is certainly good news for those who have pre-ordered the latest flagship device from HTC and with the praise the phone has received so far, disappointment will likely be low for new owners.  It is certainly a step in the right direction over the One M9 of last year.

HTC 10 Starts Shipping In The US This Week

HTC’s Senior Manager of Online Communications, Jeff Gordon, dropped a nice bit of news for those who are here in the United States wanting an HTC 10.  The latest flagship from the company will start shipping this week, unlocked, according to Gordon’s tweet.

It is great news for those who have been wanting to get the device unlocked and not with a carrier commitment.  While the Tweet did not give any indication on shipping times, it is good to know that orders can happen this week.

HTC 10 Officially Launched With Excellent Specs

Although we pretty much knew everything there was to know about the HTC 10 prior to its launch today, it was good to see the official announcement and specifications of the device that will be their flagship device this year.  HTC has stuck with the same design they have been using since the ONE M7, which is not a bad thing.  The ONE series have been some of the more acclaimed devices from a design and aesthetics perspective but the specifications of those devices, particularly around the camera, have been lackluster at best.  With the HTC 10, it seems that has changed.

Download The HTC 10 Wallpapers

While we are still a few weeks away from the launch of the new HTC 10 from HTC, the leaks around this device have been, well, more like a stream than a leak.  When it does launch on April 12th, I suspect there won’t be much mystery to it over than the final specs of the camera (which have been touted as “world class” by HTC) and the price.  One thing you don’t have to wait on however are the wallpapers from the device.  The stock four wallpapers that are coming on the device are right here and ready for download.