The latest version of Google’s Operating System Android, Android 7.0 nougat is ready! Since August 22, users can now install the update and test the new features of the latest version, as the central redesigned notifications, multi-window mode, and optimizations in power management. But, can you install it on your device? If yes, then When?
HTC, Lenovo, LG and Sony have confirmed some of their smartphones and tablets that will officially receive the latest upgrade Nougat, although they still do not give specific time frames. Other manufacturers have not yet spoken – but we can get an idea of what to expect of them based on previous experiences.
If you are a developer or put system updates at the top of your list of priorities, then the only way is to buy a Nexus device. All smartphones and tablets from the Nexus 6 already received the update Android 7.0 Nougat. This includes the following devices:
The following Lenovo devices will receive the latest update Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed so far:
Lenovo Moto G4
Lenovo Moto G4 Plus
According to the past experience and forecasts, the smartphone of the latest generation of Moto line normally receive updates quickly, basically after the first or second month of release. Moreover, they are often updated for a long time, then it is likely that devices like Moto X and Moto X Play Style have the new version confirmed soon.
In the Vibe line, the updates are generally more time-consuming. Vibe national A7010 began receiving the Marshmallow only in June 2016, seven months after the launch. Vibe K5 still running the old Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Samsung has not officially announced the list of devices that will update.
According to the past experience and forecasts, the most expensive handsets from Samsung (S and Note) usually receive updates faster than others. While Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 received the Android 6.0 in March 2016, five months after the launch. Intermediaries Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) began receiving Marshmallow in July 2016, nine months after the launch.
Given the history of Samsung, it is safe to say that the line of tops of the current generation (Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Galaxy and Galaxy Note 7) will receive the Android 7.0, possibly by the end of the year. Devices of lower segments, such as the J line, most likely will not get updated.
The following HTC devices will get the Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed so far:
HTC One A9
HTC One M9
According to the past experience and forecasts, HTC is usually quick to update their devices, competing in speed with the old Motorola in the top line. New versions are released on average within two or three months after the official launch of Google.
The following LG devices will get the Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed so far:
According to the past experience and forecasts, usually, the company takes little long to update their devices. The national G4 began receiving the Marshmallow in May 2016, seven months after the launch. The national G3 has not received the Android 6.0. As a rule, LG releases updates first for the country-specific devices, taking a little longer to bring the new version for the other models.
The following Sony devices will get the Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed so far:
Sony Xperia Z3 +
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
Sony Xperia X
Sony Xperia X
Sony Xperia X Ultra
Sony Xperia X Performance
According to the past experience and forecasts, Lists of Sony updates do not normally end. The Xperia Z5 started receiving Android 6.0 in March 2016, four months after the launch. Devices of the past generations, as Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact, began started receiving Marshmallow in May 2016, six months after the launch.