HTC 10 owners, how's the Nougat update treating you?
The HTC 10 was one of the more underappreciated phones of the past year. HTC's 2016 flagship didn't flash about too many gimmicky features — instead, it just focused on being a great all-around phone. And the '10 has gotten even better recently, at least for some owners, with the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat for the U.S. unlocked version.
As with Marshmallow, HTC isn't messing with Nougat too much. Android 7.0 on the HTC 10 is a clean, uncluttered experience with just a handful of visual tweaks compared to older versions. So you're getting vanilla, Google-flavored Nougat, with a handful of HTC features, like the BlinkFeed-equipped launcher, the manufacturer's messaging and dialer apps, and under-the-hood optimizations.
If you're one of the lucky ones to have already received the update on your HTC 10 (or you've manually flashed the RUU), we want to hear how you're getting on. As the year closes out, has your HTC 10 stood the test of time? Have new Nougat features like split-screen multi-window and bundled notifications revitalized your device? Or were you hoping for more from the update?
And if you're still waiting, are you happy with the phone as it is on Marshmallow, or are you chomping at the bit for a taste of Nougat?
Share your thoughts down in the comments, and be sure to head over to the HTC 10 forums for more discussion!
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My only complaints are fears of using the wrong charging cable, since this is Qualcomm proprietary quickcharge (gonna have to splurge for a backup cable, I guess), and some missing features that are available on standard Android, like:
- multiple Android users (yes, I use that)
- "OK Google" voice commands while off-line, like unlocking the lock screen
- System UI tuner
- same range of "Display size" options, although the feature is present and very usable as-is
HTC recommends using only their charger and cable, though that's not unexpected for any manufacturer.
The following also recommends using only the original equipment, too:
> "When it comes to your new handset, we'd recommend sticking with the charging equipment supplied or recommended by each manufacturer, as third party USB Type-C cables can vary massively in quality and permitted voltage." Neither of these confirm or deny what you've said (assuming a quality cable), so I appreciate your option, in a pinch. I still feel the need to get an (overpriced) backup cable from HTC, though.
I've read that a lot of people are receiving Nougat lately on HTC 10 lately. But skipping 2 months of security patches because OEMs are finally deploying the Nougat update doesn't make me feel at all secure (if that's even the reason).
Very happy about it. Hope HTC is back to their more diligent update schedule, even if it does seriously lag Google, not to mention Blackberry's Android efforts.