Android 7.1.2 for HTC 10
HTC 10 is the latest flagship from HTC. Currently most HTC 10 devices are running on stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Google released Android 7.0 Nougat in August 2016. The Taiwanese tech giant released the Android 7.0 update for unlocked HTC 10 devices in December 2016. Some carrier HTC 10 devices have been received the Android Nougat update a few days ago. The Android 7.1.1 update has released by Google in December 2016. Actually the Search Giant started the beta program of Android 7.1.1 in October. Android 7.1.1 is a major update to Android 7.0 Nougat. In this update Google fixed many bugs which are present in Android Nougat. The new android update also improves stability of Nougat and also improves performance.
On 30/01/2017, Google released the beta build of Android 7.1.2. In this update, Google addressed many bugs which are present in Android 7.1.1. In addition to bug fixes, a few new features have also added to Android with this update. After the release of another preview in March, the Search Giant unveiled the final build of Android 7.1.2 on April 3rd.
Elegant Features of Android 7.1.2
1. Bug Fixes
The Android 7.1.2 update is mainly a bug fix update. In this Maintenance release, the Search Giant fixed many bugs present in Nougat and Android 7.1.1. Bluetooth bug, Early shutdown bug, Audio popping bug, Camera bug on some devices, Wi-Fi connectivity bugs have fixed in this update.
General connectivity is also improved in this update. Android 7.1.2 increases system stability and fluidity. So after installing Android 7.1.2 Nougat, devices will run without lag. Installed Pixel users already confirmed this.
2. Swipe down to see Notifications
This feature is present in Pixel and Pixel XL devices inbuilt. In this feature, users can check notifications by just swiping down on the fingerprint sensor. Google much improved this feature in the previews and the final build of Android 7.1.2. So after updating to Android 7.1.2, this Fingerprint gesture feature is working faster and reliable in Pixel devices.
This feature can be enabled by going into the Moves menu in Settings. The Fingerprint gesture feature might be refined in future Android updates.
3. New live wallpaper Setting
Google rolled out stock live wallpapers with the Android 7.0 Nougat update. But previously in Nougat, user had to apply the same live wallpaper for both home screen and lock screen. In Android 7.1.2, this live wallpaper setting has refined.
So in Android 7.1.2, users can set live wallpaper for both lock and home screens or only home screen. So users can apply live wallpaper for home screen and static wallpaper for the lock screen. This setting can be applied for stock live wallpapers and third party live wallpapers downloaded from playstore. This also conserves battery.
4. Battery Usage Alerts
Battery usage alerts is a new feature arrived with the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update. To access the Battery usage alerts, users have to open the Battery section in the Settings. Battery usage alerts option will appear along with Battery optimization and Help & Feedback options in the top right overflow menu of the Battery section.
The Battery usage alerts feature lists the apps which drain excess power than usual. This list probably is empty immediately after installing the update. This app list will reset after fully charging the battery. So users can easily identify the battery hungry apps and remove them or reduce usage. Google may improve the feature further in future updates.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat Release Date for HTC 10
HTC 10 came with inbuilt Android 6.0 Marshmallow last year. In the US, HTC 10 is updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in December 2016. The rollout of Android Nougat for HTC 10 devices in Europe first began in January 2017 and halted later due to some issues. In February, HTC resumed the rollout of Nougat to European HTC 10 devices.
HTC may update HTC 10 flagship directly to Android 7.1.2, without Android 7.1.1 update. The rollout of Android 7.1.2 Nougat to HTC 10 may begin in July 2017 in the US. In other regions, HTC 10 devices might receive the Android 7.1.2 update in August and September 2017.
Update on 26/11/2017 :
HTC’s VP Mo Versi has announced in Twitter that the Oreo rollout for HTC U11 in the US will begin from Monday. So in a few hours, HTC U11 unlocked variants in the US will get the most awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update. As the rollout takes place in phases, it may take more time to reach some HTC U11 owners. Users can check for updates by going into the Settings > About Phone > Software Updates.
Earlier this month, HTC initiated the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo in Taiwan for HTC U11. The update was of huge size, 1.33 GB and the US variants may also get similar sized update. The HTC 10 unlocked variant will also receive the update very soon, according to the VP of HTC. The HTC U11 devices on Sprint will also join the rollout in coming days. In Canada, HTC U11 devices will receive the update very soon.