The HTC has released a new software update for HTC 10 in the United States as Android October security patch. HTC 10 unlocked devices are now released in the region, as well as this update was released to T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless networks. As usual, the October security patch was released via over-the-air (OTA) update it will soon go live all over the world, with the unlocked models expected to take precedence over the carrier variants.
The latest update version for HTC 10 is tagged as ‘2.51.617.32’ for the unlocked models and the update released to T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless models are tagged as 2.51.531.32 and 2.41.605.30’ respectively. As this is the minor update, it doesn’t seem to contain any additional features, and this update is mainly focused on Android October security patch, which will fix certain vulnerabilities within the Android OS. Though in the Verizon Wireless at least, the official changelog mentions that inclusion of the BlueBorne Android security patch, while the update is clear that this fix has also been included in T-Mobile’s variants. As usual, the update will be accompanied by an OTA notification for eligible HTC 10 owners in the United States can also manually check whether the update is available in your region or not. Go to Settings –> About Phone –> Software Update.
Note: BlueBorne is the dangerous attack vector which spreads through Bluetooth. while there is no pairing is required for the attacker to gain access to your device. If the BlueBorne patch is not applied to your device, the attacker can easily access your device even if the Bluetooth is on.Many manufacturers are releasing security patches to fix this and now HTC joined the league.
The HTC 10 was officially released by the Taiwanese company in 2016 April, with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. While, HTC 10 received major update Android 7.0 Nougat and the OEM has confirmed one more major update to Android Oreo, but there are no exact release dates. The HTC 10 is backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and a 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display with a resolution of 2560×1440.