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HTC 10 Android 7.0 kernel code available for unlocked devices

HTC recently started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to unlocked devices over-the-air, as well as making the full update available for direct download from HTC.com. Now, HTC has released the kernel source code for developers.

The 219 MB file is available for unlocked devices only and can be downloaded now from HTCdev.com. For those who are unaware, the kernel is the core software program that manages the system resources like system memory, CPU resources, networking etc. It’s not the same as the Android 7.0 Nougat ROM rolling out to the HTC 10, only what it’s built from.

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If you’re a developer looking to get involved, you can download the HTC kernel 3.18.31 at the link and if you want to know more about kernels, check out our explanation video here.

Unlocked versions of the HTC 10 start receiving Nougat update

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Mo Versi, the VP of Product Management over at HTC USA, has announced some great news via his Twitter account. Starting today, unlocked versions of the HTC 10 will start receiving a software update to the latest and greatest Android Nougat. Carrier versions of the device should, hopefully, start getting the update shortly, although no time frame has been given so far.

Unlocked versions of the HTC 10 start receiving Nougat update

Unfortunately, the tweet doesn’t specify whether the update will be rolled out globally or just in the US. But even if it does hit the devices in ‘the land of the free’ first, we do expect that the update will soon reach HTC 10 users in other parts of the world as well.

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After the HTC 10, the Taiwan-based company will probably release the Nougat update for some of their other devices as well. The newly announced Bolt, known as the 10 evo in Europe, already runs on Google’s latest version of OS. So that means that the next devices in line should be the last year’s flagship One M9 and the One A9. However, HTC has not given any info on when the update for these two devices will be ready, so we can only hope to see them both soon.

Do you own an unlocked version of the HTC 10? Have you received the update yet? Let us know what you think of it.

HTC denies rumors it’s looking to sell its smartphone business

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It’s no secret that HTC has been struggling in the past few years. Its flagship device HTC 10  and other smartphones the company has to offer haven’t been selling very well. Low sales numbers have pushed HTC into financial trouble, as the company posted a $63 million operating loss in the third quarter, the latest in a long series of losses.

According to sources cited by Chinese tech website MyDrivers, HTC is now seriously considering getting out of the smartphone business. The competition has proven to be too much for the Taiwan-based company, which is now looking for a new owner for its smartphone biz. Rumor has it that four companies have already lined up to buy HTC’s smartphone operations, including a Taiwanese one. An announcement could be made early next year. Cher Wang, HTC’s Chairwoman, CEO, and major stock holder has reportedly agreed to the plan.

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Rumors of a possible HTC takeover have surfaced quite a few times in the last few years. The company has always denied them, saying it has no intention of leaving the smartphone market. And it’s no different this time around, as HTC has already described the rumors as false in a post on Weibo. Even so, it is still possible that the sale might happen. Companies normally don’t like to admit these types of things until they actually happen.

HTC has a history of pivoting to new sectors – the company was born in the 90’s as a PC ODM manufacturer, before becoming a smartphone pioneer in the 2000’s. HTC has repeatedly signaled that it sees its future as a VR headset manufacturer and invested hundreds of millions of dollars to establish a lead in this field.

What do you think about the rumors? Will HTC sell its smartphone business or not? As always, let us know in the comment section below.

Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is “close” according to @LlabTooFeR

According to noted HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR, the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is close to being released. The ROM developer tweeted today to say that the current EU build (meaning: unlocked international version) is stable and posted several screenshots of the new firmware.

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The screenshots show HTC’s Sense interface hasn’t changed much since Marshmallow, but Nougat is clearly in effect, as evidenced by the six mini Quick Settings toggles in the notifications shade, new top level layout in the Quick Settings (which includes Night Mode), and a more compact Settings menu and home screen layout that fits more on screen, which is likely a result of Nougat’s screen DPI settings.

Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is “close” according to @LlabTooFeR

@LlabTooFeR previously tweeted to say the HTC 10 Nougat update was due either at the end of November or in early December. While that timeframe may not have changed, if the ROM is stable already we might see the official update roll out sooner rather than later. There’s no word yet on a U.S. carrier-branded release or whether or when the HTC One M9 will get Nougat.
Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is “close” according to @LlabTooFeR

What is your favorite Nougat feature? What could HTC add to make the HTC 10 even better?