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.
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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.
Life is about to get a little sweeter. Android N will be coming to the HTC 10, HTC One A9 and the HTC One M9. pic.twitter.com/XzOEwTCVlU
— HTC (@htc) May 18, 2016
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.
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.
We’ve got good news: if you pre-ordered an #HTC10, they’ve now started shipping. We’re fulfilling orders as they were received.
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) May 4, 2016
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’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.
@Eak1570 Unlocked HTC 10 begins shipping in the US next week.
— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) April 29, 2016
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.
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.
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.