Today in Nougat: HTC One A9 Receives the Update, HTC 10 Suffers a Setback, OnePlus 3 & 3T Plagued with Bugs
HTC has had a big day when it comes to rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update. For the HTC 10, the company had to halt the update rollout in Europe due to an unknown bug. However, the bug did not stop HTC from extending the Nougat update for the unlocked units of HTC One A9 in the US, commencing later tonight.
Mo Versi, Vice President of Product Management at HTC USA, took to Twitter to announce the Nougat update rollout for the HTC One A9. For the carrier-bound units, HTC has not yet revealed a set timeline, but we expect it to happen in the coming months. Until now, HTC has rolled out Nougat update to three smartphones - HTC 10, HTC One M9, and HTC One A9.
HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical approval on the Nougat OS update, and OTA will begin tonight!
— Mo Versi (@moversi) January 16, 2017
It is noteworthy to point out that the Nougat update for the One A9 is limited to the US region for now, and HTC has not shared any info regarding the update rollout for other regions. To recap, the HTC One A9 was launched in October 2015, and it currently retails at $429.
HTC 10 suffers a setback
HTC had to halt the Nougat update rollout for the HTC 10 in Germany. The reason behind the stop is an unknown bug that hinders the deployment of the update. As per a known HTC leakster, the company will restart the process in three weeks from now. The resumed update could also result in Nougat update for the carrier-bound units of HTC 10.
OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T Nougat update plagued with issues
In another news, the Nougat update deployment on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T is also going through a rough patch. The OxygenOS 4.0.0 update that was rolled out on December 31 is plagued with bugs. Many users have a complaint about the unstable device performance after updating their phones to the new version.
A user on OnePlus forums has avowedly found something that reveals the poor performance of the build. While gathering the log files for the bug report, user SiMoStro observed a message which reads:
“...this is a DEBUG kernel, and it is unsafe for production [sic] use. If you see this message and you are not debugging the kernel, report this immediately to your vendor!”
The message means that OxygenOS 4.0.1 could be an incomplete version containing old code with lots of bugs. It also means that OnePlus compromised on the update quality to fulfill its promise. The company apparently promised OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T's users that it would roll out the Nougat update by the end of the year 2016, and to stay true to its words; the company resorted to pushing the buggy version.
Thankfully, OnePlus is now working on OxygenOS 4.0.2 update, which will most likely take care of all the bugs. It might be rolled out in the coming weeks.
Stay tuned with us for more news on Nougat release for Android devices.