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Update, December 9: The Nougat RUU file has been uploaded for the HTC One M9, so if you haven’t already received the update OTA you can now install it manually with HTC Sync Manager. You can grab the 1.9 GB download file here and Sync Manager here.

Original post, December 5: Yet another older smartphone is getting ready for its Android 7.0 Nougat update. HTC has confirmed that the Nougat over-the-air update for the unlocked version of the HTC One M9 will begin rolling out later tonight.

The reveal came from HTC’s Twitter feed, which added that the carrier varients for the One M9 would get the same Nougat sometime in early 2017. The same update was also released for the unlocked HTC 10 a couple of weeks ago. The company has also confirmed that Nougat will also be released for the One A9 at some point, but there is no specfic date.

The upgrade to Nougat for older phones is moving along at a slow pace. The latest Android distribution numbers which came out today show that Nougat is only installed on only 0.4 percent of all Android devices so far. Other over-the-air updates have been released in recent days for the LG G5, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, the Sony Xperia X Performance and a few others. Samsung is in the middle of beta testing its Nougat updates for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge phones.

John Callaham
John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.