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HTC was one of the first smartphone makers to roll out Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its devices. Now, it is likely to continue the trend by adding the new firmware, Android 7.0 Nougat, to some of its flagship handsets.

The Taiwanese technology giant has confirmed that it will release Android 7.0 Nougat update to the HTC 10, HTC One A9 and HTC One M9 devices. The company didn't reveal the tentative date for seeding the firmware, but it should happen before the end of this year.

HTC is yet to announce the list of devices that will be eligible for Google's new firmware update, but it appears like handsets like the HTC Desire 820, HTC Desire 826, HTC ME, HTC One E9, HTC Butterfly 3, HTC M8 EYE, HTC 816, HTC One (M8 Eye), HTC One M8 and HTC One E8 will also get it.

In fact, it has been reported that Google will introduce Android 7.0 Nougat operating system through its upcoming smartphone dubbed as Nexus Sailfish to be manufactured by HTC, and the Nexus 6P successor.

Android 7.0 Nougat brings several features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, extra power efficiency, improved Java 8 language support, Google Assistant, clear all, data saver, VR interface, seamless updates, screen zoom, improved file browser, instant apps, app switch, bundled notifications, and new emojis.

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