Google has finally revealed the name of its latest operating system Android N, and it is called Android 7.0 Nougat. The search giant hasn't announced its release date yet but it is expected to be out in August before eventually being rolled out to eligible Android devices. Now, HTC has announced a few devices that will get the firmware.
The Taiwanese technology giant announced on Thursday via Twitter that its devices — HTC 10, HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 – will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat when launched. Interestingly, the company had revealed the same in May.
HTC hasn't revealed other eligible devices yet, but going by its past tradition of giving the firmware support to his popular handsets for two years, it appears like all the devices that got Android 6.0 Marshmallow will get the new OS. The company will perhaps make the firmware update available to 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 Android 7.0 Nougat brings several features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, VR interface, Seamless updates, new emojis, Screen Zoom, Google Assistant, Clear All, Data saver, Improved file browser, Extra power efficiency, Instant Apps, App switch, bundled notifications, and improved Java 8 language support.
Developer preview of the new Android 7.0 Nougat was released in March, followed by the launch of three other previews in the subsequent months. One more developer preview is scheduled to arrive this month before the final version is rolled out in the third quarter of this year, most probably in August.