Android Nougat 7.0: Which Devices Will Get The Sweet Update This Year?
Google's Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 Nougat updates were released initially only to the Google smartphones Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Now, the company is ready to send out the updates to the other phones relying on its OS. However, most of the smartphone manufacturers have been secretive about their plans on releasing the Nougat update in their devices.
Motorola and One Plus has come forward on their plans regarding the Nougat update for their devices recently. It is yet to be announced by the other brands like Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Huawei, Nexus and Xiaomi. However, it is expected that the smartphone manufacturers will roll out the update anytime soon on their high-end flagship devices.
Google Nexus phones
Google will roll out the Nougat OTA update on Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X phones in December. The update will include Daydream VR support, A/B system updates and image keyboard support and many other features.
Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player and supported Android One devices will also get the Android 7.1 Nougat update reportedly. It is yet to be revealed on which of the Android One models are getting the Android 7.1 Nougat update.
After the whole lot of Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the Korean tech giant has not yet made any announcements regarding the Android 7.1 Nougat update for its devices. However, it is said that the flagship models Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones will be the first to get the update.
It is to be noted that the company has already released the Galaxy beta software program that in US, UK, South Korea and eventually in China to check user's feedback on the new update and its compatibility with Samsung smartphones.
Motorola has announced that the upgrade will be available in 14 smartphones under the brand. Moto Zand Moto G (Gen 4) and Moto G Plus (Gen 4) will be the first to receive the update. Other Motorola phones Moto G Play (Gen 4), Moto X Pure Edition (Gen 3), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play Droid, and Moto Z Droid are expected to get the Android 7.1 Nougat update sooner.
Moto E3 Power and Moto G (Gen 3) smartphones are excluded from this list.
Sony made a blog announced that the Android 7.1 Nougat update will be released on 11 of its devices. Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact will be the first in the lot to get the update. Following which, other Sony smartphones Xperia Z3, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, Xperia X Performance will receive the Nougat update anytime.
According to HTC's Tweet in June, HTC 10 will get the Nougat update on Q4 2016, followed One A9 and One M9 updates. The new smartphone of the company lined up for the big release, HTC Bolt, will reportedly come with Android 7.0 Nougat backed in. It is also said that a few of the other smartphones under the brand will also receive the update. However, no official announcement has been made so far by the Taiwanese company.
LG's V20 flagship device was the first smartphone in the market to run Android Nougat straight out of the box. However, there has not been any announcement on other models to be queued to receive the update. However, it is rumored that the company is running a beta program of the update for its custom UI in South Korea.
Huawei's upcoming smartphone Mate 9 phablet will sport the latest version of Android OS. However, the company has been silent about the update on its other smartphones.
A screenshot leak on Xiaomi's MIUI 9 software based on Android 7.0 Nougat was up on Weibo at the beginning of this month. Though it is not known on which of Xiaomi's phones will get the update, Mi 5 and Mi Max are likely to be at top priority. Devices Mi 4s, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3s, Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, Mi Pad 2, and Mi 4i may as well receive the update. The upcoming Mi Note 2 Pro phablet, is rumored to come with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Many fans are eagerly waiting to experience the advanced performance of the Android 7.1 Nougat update on their smartphones. Looks like they may have to wait for a while!