Through a post on its official Twitter page, HTC has announced that it will release Android N-based official updates to at least three of its more recent premium smartphones – the HTC 10, the One M9 and the One A9. According to the tweet posted earlier today by the Taiwanese tech company, “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”. While there’s absolutely nothing else known at this point in time, it should still be pretty good news for owners of these three devices. The company is yet to indicate an ETA for the updates to start rolling out, but nobody should expect Android N-based official ROMs to start hitting their devices anytime soon.
That’s because while Google has released the third developer preview edition of Android N at its I/O conference earlier in the day, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the company is still a fair distance away from releasing the full, stable version of the latest flavor of Android to its OEM partners. Meanwhile, among the three devices that have now been confirmed to be in line to receive Android N, the One M9 is the only one to have come with Android Lollipop out of the box. Both the HTC 10 and the One A9 were released with Android Marshmallow, so they were probably destined for at least one major version update anyways. However, the company is yet to reveal the names of any other device that should expect to receive Android N, but to its credit, the company did state that more devices will be added to the list going forward.
Either way, the HTC 10, as mentioned already, is the newly-launched flagship smartphone from Taiwanese vendor, HTC. The device is only now being made available for purchase from T-Mobile, having earlier went on sale at Verizon and Sprint. What’s unfortunate for AT&T customers, however, is that the carrier is not selling the device on its network. However, the unlocked model that’s available on HTC’s own website is compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile, so AT&T subscribers who’re happy to pay the full retail price up front, should still be able to use the handset even if they’re on a carrier that’s not officially selling it right now.