Google has already announced that the next Android build, 7.0 N, would arrive in its final form by the start of Q4 later this year.
The first lineup to receive the update would surely be Nexus, but the real argument is which non-stock Android OEM would be first to getting the update out to its top flagship.
A good answer would be HTC, as it had proven its punctuality with Android updates time and time again. When Android 6.0 Marshmallow was first released in October last year, HTC managed to begin seeding the update to the HTC One M9 a few days before Christmas.
The company is well in position to do so again – that is, to fulfill its 90-day update promise with the HTC 10. To temper expectations, Android 7.0 N should arrive to the many using the unlocked version of the newest HTC flagship.
That’s because there will be carriers that are extremely tardy. Case in point, AT&T has only just released Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the HTC One M9.
Another matter is which HTC models would be eligible for the update. For now only the HTC 10, HTC One M9, and HTC One A9 are part of the update plans – but what about the HTC One M8?
And would the One M8 Google Play Edition be one of the earlier models to get Android 7.0 N after the Nexus devices?