Google released Android 7.0 Nougat a couple of months back but most OEMs have yet to release the update even for their high-end devices. They are expected to follow through on this in the coming weeks. According to a well regarded Twitter leaked, the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10 is “close,” though it’s not known with absolute certainty right now when the company is going to release this much-awaited update for its 2016 flagship.

HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR has tweeted just now that we’re getting “close” to the release of Android 7.0 Nougat for HTC 10. It’s mentioned that this is for the EU or international unlocked variant of this handset. It’s unclear how long it would take for carrier-locked models of this handset to get Nougat.

Some screenshots of the build have also been shared. They reveal that HTC hasn’t really made any major changes to the Sense interface since Marshmallow but some Nougat interface tweaks are evident, such as a new top-level layout, new toggles in the notifications drawer, more compact Settings menu, aside from other improvements.

HTC hasn’t provided a release timeframe as of now but the same leaker has previously said that HTC 10 is going to get Nougat either by the end of November or in early December. HTC 10 owners can’t do much right now except keep their fingers crossed for an early release.

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