Back in November, HTC has released Android 7.0 Nougat update to unlocked versions of the HTC 10, but the Taiwanese company has promised that carrier-branded units will be upgraded in early 2017. It seems that T-Mobile is one of the first carriers in the US that will deliver the update not only to HTC’s flagship, but also to LG’s G Pad X 8.0 tablet.
Many HTC 10 owners have reported that they’ve started receiving the update, which will roll out in phases, but those who don’t want to wait to be notified about the availability of Nougat for their devices should head to Settings / About / Software updates / Check Now. This update carries version number 2.37.531.5 and it weighs in at 1.22GB, so it’s important to connect to a wireless network before downloading it, in order to avoid a huge mobile data bill.
Another device that’s eligible to receive the same update is the LG G Pad X 8.0 mid-range tablet that costs only $240. The owners have installed the update through the LG Bridge, connecting their phone to their PV and using LG’s program to update. The firmware can be also directly downloaded, but users need to install XDM download manager. It’s important to know that users can be prevented from directly downloading the firmware from the browser because of some server settings changes on LG’s side.
Nougat is definitely Google’s best operating system, as it introduced new awesome features such as the multi-window mode that will allow users to run two apps at the same time on the screen; bundled notifications (apps will send multiple notifications); upgraded Doze mode; file-based encryption; direct boot; Quick Settings tiles can be rearranged; users are able to directly rely to message notifications or to use the new 72 new emojis.