HTC One A9 is now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat today – finally update in Europe

HTC One A9 is now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat today – finally update in Europe

Good news for HTC One A9 owners in Europe: you should be receiving the long-awaited Nougat update today. Better late than never

It was when the HTC One A9 launched that the Taiwanese company said the unlocked version of the device would get “every software update within 15 days of Google’s first push to Nexus.” If you recall, HTC gave up on that quite some time ago, and the One A9 – especially carrier versions – was devoid of Nougat deliciousness for a very long time. That wasn’t the first time the troubled Taiwanese company had made a bold promise, and it certainly wasn’t the first time it had failed to keep its promise.

HTC has started the Nougat update for the European One A9 models, so those who have this version of the device will want to keep an eye out for the software update as it could be landing on their device as soon as today, if it hasn’t already shown up. That being said, if the update alert hasn’t landed for your device just yet, you can as always check manually to see if the update is available for you to download by navigating to the settings menu on the phone and then tapping on about phone, and software updates.

It isn’t listed how big the file size for the update is but if it’s anything like the Android 7.0 Nougat update that went out to Sprint users back in the middle of February, then users with the European model should expect the download file to be at least 1.8GB in size, though it’s also possible that it could be smaller or larger as there are bound to be some parts of the Sprint update that were only meant for the Sprint model of the phone. Although Wheeler doesn’t give any specifics in regards to carriers, carrier versions of the European One A9 are part of the update process as is the unlocked model for the region.

Once you download and install the update, you will be on software version 2.17.401.2, Android 7.0, and the February 1, 2017 security patch level.

When discussing the One A9 in the context of software updates, it's always good to remember that HTC hilariously promised to deliver those within 15 days of Nexus devices. So let's see, Android 7.0 went out to Nexuses on August 22, 2016. That's exactly 217 days ago, for what it's worth.