Good news this morning for those of you who have the HTC One M9 on the Sprint network. HTC has confirmed that the Android Nougat 7.0 update has been released by Sprint with updates starting today. The updated build is 4.27.651.4 and weighs in at a hefty 2.25GB. HTC is suggesting that the update will take about 20 minutes to complete and will reboot your One M9 several times during the process. It is recommended that you have at least 35% remaining battery or, better, having your phone plugged in to AC (but don’t unplug it during the upgrade process) to upgrade. Given the size of the update, Wi-Fi is the best option to download.
Once you have it downloaded to your phone and installed, you will have all of the benefits of Nougat including multi-window support, improved Doze and improved notification shade amongst many other refinements. You can read my overview of Nougat 7.0 for more details.
Along with the overall update to the platform, HTC has also included the February 2017 Android Security update in the build. That’s not too bad given the age of the device but hopefully HTC and
Sprint will get the March or April update out soon.
You can read all of the release notes for this update on the HTC site. If you have a HTC One M9 on Sprint, do drop a comment and let me know how the upgrade when for you and your thoughts of having Nougat on the phone.