At the beginning of July, HTC has promised that it will bring Nougat soon, without giving additional details. Fans insisted to find out more about the Taiwanese company’s plans and HTC has bowed to pressure and announced that the first smartphone that will get Android 7.0 Nougat will be the HTC 10, but by the end of the year, and maybe in early 2017, the update will be available for the unlocked versions of the One M9 and One A9.
HTC has posted on its Twitter account that “We’re excited to receive final shipping Android 7.0 Nougat software from Google!” This means that, currently, HTC is making sure that Nougat will be adapted to Sense and after making sure that there won’t be any bugs or problems, the update will firstly roll out to HTC 10, which is the company’s emblematic flagship.
This year, HTC took care of the production of the new Nexus devices, which were codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. They will have different sizes and specs and according to rumors, they will be released later with Android 7.1 Nougat. “With Google’s announcements, today of doing quarterly maintenance releases leads me to believe the upcoming Nexus devices are going to be launched alongside MR1. Probably around the same time they were last year. Current version of Android N that is being pushed to Nexus devices is based on Developer Preview 5 and does not have any of the ‘proprietary features Android Police and myself have been leaking’ expect a developer preview of mr1 with these changes soon… “ said Nathan Benis, the guy who leaked the Nexus Launcher.
According to rumors, Sailfish will have a 5-inch Full HD screen, while Marlin will be a phablet with a 5.5-inch QHD screen. The smaller model will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad core processor backed by 4GB, while the larger variant will house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, also supporting 4GB of RAM.