In May, HTC made a promise that its three flagships (One A9, One M9 and 10) will receive Android N update. Two days ago, the Taiwanese company wanted to remind users that it will keep its word and will upgrade these smartphones to Android Nougat – the name that Google has chosen for its upcoming operating system.
On June 30, HTC has posted on its Twitter account the following message: “So sweet. Android Nougat—the next version of Google’s Android—will be coming to the HTC 10, HTC One A9 & HTC One M9.” The big absent from the list is the HTC One M8, which was released in March 2014 and it’s too old to be eligible to receive the update, but HTC hasn’t mentioned the exact date when Nougat will be available for the aforementioned devices.
HTC is one of Google’s OEMs and rumors say that the company will build the next Nexus 5 “Sailfish” and Nexus 6 “Marlin”, whose specs have leaked online. The smaller variant will have a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display (at 440ppi), it will be powered by a quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor, most likely a Snapdragon that will be backed by 4GB of RAM and will have a battery of 2770mAh. The internal memory will have a base storage level with a capacity of 32GB that will support expansion, the rear camera will be 12MP and the front camera will be 8MP. On its back will have a fingerprint scanner, at the bottom will be placed a USB-C port and there will be a bottom-firing speaker or dual speakers. The phone will also feature a top-mounted headphone jack and Bluetooth 4.2.
The Nexus 6 Marlin will have a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, it will be powered by a more powerful quad-core Qualcomm processor that will be also backed by 4GB of RAM and will offer two variants of internal memories: 32GB and 128GB. The battery will have a capacity of 3,450 mAh and the cameras and the rest of the features will be identical to those of the Nexus 5 2016.
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