HTC 10
HTC 10 Android-based smartphones are displayed during the launch event in Taitung, Taiwan April 12, 2016.REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HTC seems to have started working on releasing Android 7.0 Nougat to some of its devices, now that Google has made the new operating system public. The company has now revealed that it will first roll out the firmware to HTC 10 before seeding it to the One A9 and One M9.

The Taiwanese technology giant had earlier said that it would release Android 7.0 Nougat to the HTC 10, One M9 and One A9, but didn't reveal the update schedule. Now, it has announced that seeding of the firmware will begin before the end of this year.

HTC has tweeted that it has received the final shipping of Android 7.0 Nougat software from Google and that its roll out will begin soon. The company said that the firmware will be seeded to the unlocked HTC 10 in the fourth quarter, which means it will happen this year. It went on to say that the unlocked One M9, unlocked One A9, and carrier versions of these devices will receive the OS later.

It is not sure whether the HTC One M9 and One A9 handsets will get the new firmware this year or the roll out will be postponed to next year.

HTC hasn't announced eligible devices for Android 7.0 Nougat update, but it appears like it will come to 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.

Google's new operating system Android 7.0 Nougat brings several features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, VR interface, Extra power efficiency, improved Java 8 language support, Google Assistant, Clear All, Data saver, Seamless updates, Screen Zoom, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, App switch, bundled notifications, and new emojis.

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