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Latest News About Android Nougat 7 Update For Smart Devices

As we already know Android Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 are the latest operation system updates of Google Android. And although we covered tones of information about each device and possible Nougat upgrades in these pages since it is not possible to go back and update every page frecuently, we decided to write a new and long one. in this article, we will be trying to give you as many details as possible about which devices else will be receiving Nougat 7 and when and how you can upgrade your phone or other smart device to Android Nougat version.

Brief introduction for people who are new to Android Nougat, O:

 

Android Nougat 7.0

Google has announced officially the arrival of Android Nougat 7.0 on August.

Before all of them, Google had introduced its newest Android OS calling it Android N which did not get as popular as expected so they decided to call it Android Nougat; a fancier name just like Android Marshmallow and Lollipop – Google is famous for using fancy and interesting names for its OS updates or other algorithmic change updates and Nougat was only one of them which then was named officially Android Nougat 7.0.0 and 7.1.1 respectively and the first devices to upgrade to the latest and the newsest was Google Pixel cell phones.

And today, the latest of all, Android O ( also called Android 8.0 version is released in beta form and is waited to expand more and more )

When Google releases a new update, the first devices to recieve it generally its own products like Nexus and Pixel devices but to our surprise, some smartphones and tablets started to release Android Nougat updates sooner than Google’s own products.

Let’s take a quick, clear but detailed look at all the devices to upgrade to Nougat 7.0 and 7.1:

The first devices receiving the update;

  • Nexus 6 (update available to Android 7.1.1 only)
    Nexus 9 (update available to Android 7.1.1 only)
    Nexus Player
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Pixel C
    General Mobile 4G Android One
  • The update was released first for upgrading manually..

Lenovo and Motorola Devices For Nougat:

A Full List Can Be Found In This Post
motorola android nougat 7

Moto Z, Motorola confirmed for sure that although not all of them, some of its devices – Moto and Lenovo – will be getting the Nougat. Since the mid 2016, following Motorola devices started to recieve Android Nougat 7.0 upgrade:

 

Moto Z: Started receiving the update to Android 7.0 along with the compatibility with Google’s new virtual reality platform whic is called Daydream.
On February 6 of 2017, Motorola initiated the release of the upgrade to releasing  Android Nougat for the Moto Z.
  • Moto Z Droid Edition: Started receiving Android Nougat on November 21, along with the Daydream support.
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Droid Maxx 2
  • Moto Z Force Droid Edition: The upgrade to Android 7.0 with Daydream support.
  • Moto Z Play: On February 7 Motorola began releasing the Android Nougat update for the Moto Z Play.
  • Moto Z Play Droid Edition: In the very first days of March, Verizon started enabling the upgrade to Android Nougat for the Moto Z Play Droid Edition.
  • Moto G4: Motorola began releasing the update to Android Nougat for the Moto G4 in USA. and Spain only by march.
  • Moto G4 Play: The update to Android Nougat was enabled in June.
  • Moto G4 Prime Edition
  • Moto G Play Prime Edition
  • Moto X Pure Edition (third generation): In the third week of March, Motorola has done the last tests of Android Nougat and waited until the middle of April for the release of Nougat..
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play
  • Moto X Force: OBy May, X Force started receiving the update and it is released first in South America.
For the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus devices, Lenovo announced that both smart phones will be getting the update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the same week where it it waited by many people in India.

HTC Devices To Get Nougat 7:

 

htc android nougat updateHTC was one the most clear and straight forward companies about Android Nougat updates. When the latest Android OS was annouced, HTC were the first company to announce which of its devices will get the update and which definitely not and what would be the estimated release dates for Nougat update of HTC devices.
 For the fullest list of HTC Devices with Nougat version click here
HTC 10 Nougat Update: The HTC 10 unlocked by the month November, had already begun getting the update starting from Europe but because of some technical problems, they stopped the release by January 2017.
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T-Mobile: January was the first release date for Android Nougat.
Verizon:March 30th, Verizon started to release the update to Android Nougat for its users.
HTC 10 Lifestyle: Started receiving the update to Android Nougat for Lifestyle on January 24 in Europe and it was until February 4 that the company resumed the release of this update.
HTC One M9: The update of Android Nougat for the HTC One M9 began to qualify on December 5 in countries like USA. On February 2, the company started to upgrade to Europe, Turkey and South Africa.
T-Mobile: In mid-March, the operator began releasing the update to Android Nougat for the HTC One M9.
Sprint: In early April, Sprint began enabling Android 7.0 for the HTC One M9.
HTC One A9: HTC confirmed that the unlocked model will begin to receive Nougat from the night of January 16, but it was until February 16 that began receiving this update, first to users on Sprint. However, users in Europe had to wait until the end of March to begin receiving the update to Android Nougat.
After releasing the update for the unlocked versions of their Android phones, HTC will begin releasing the update to Android Nougat for versions of the HTC 10, M9 and A9.

Samsung Nougat Updates

 

samsung android nougatSamsung unfortunately although being a high-end smart device company is not one of best devices in the wordl for the OS updates and as expected, many Samsung devices are waiting to get Nougat upgrade of Android still.

For the List of Samsung Devices to get the Upgrade, visit all Samsung Devices

The vesy first devices with upgrade to this version of Android 7 are the phones the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Pluswith preinstallations.

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Samsung Galaxy S7: The beta program was uncontinued at Verizon, but it was announced that the final version would arrive in the first months of 2017.
Galaxy S7 Edge (in beta):

Galaxy S7 on February 1. On February 16, T-Mobile began enabling the upgrade to Android Nougat for the Galaxy S7 Edge, starting with users who already had the beta installed.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active:  Android 7.0 Nougat update release was first on on March 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5:
the upgrade to Android Nougat for the Galaxy Note 5 would begin in the month of February, at least in Turkey. But apparently, the release was delayed and did not begin until mid-March.

Galaxy S6 Edge +:
At the end of the January, Samsung started testing the upgrade to Android Nougat for the Galaxy S6 Edgebut the release date for India and Turkey was March.

There are a couple of very important Samsung devices that we are hoping that Android 7.0 Nougat also would reach soon:
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2:
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016): The update is released!
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Nougat
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016): .
    Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016): The Galaxy A7 (2016) began receiving the update to Android Nougat on May 15, starting in India.
    Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016): It is expected to get the update by August 2017.
    Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016): It would start in May, in some parts of the world
    Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016): It would start in May, in some parts of the world
    Samsung Galaxy J (cell phone series): It would start receiving it in July, in some countries
    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
    Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
    Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy E5 and E7 Nougat Updates

Lg Android Nougat 7 Upgrade:

 

Lg Android 7LG’s is actually good at upgrading its devices to Nougat and we are expecting to see the Android Nougat upgrade in the following devices:

The Full List Can Be Reached From Here

LG G5
LG V10: The LG V10 began to receive Android Nougat, first in South Korea.
LG G4: Android Nougat will begin to reach the LG G4 in the third quarter of 2017, starting in South Korea.
LG G Pad X 8.0: On January 7th, the LG G Pad X 8.0 tablet started receiving the upgrade to Android 7.0 on T-Mobile.
LG Stylo 2 Plus: On May 16, T-Mobile began enabling the upgrade to Android Nougat for the LG Stylo 2 Plus.
LG K8 V: The upgrade to Android Nougat for the LG K8 V began arriving on May 24 to users at Verizon.
LG Phoenix 2: AT & T began upgrading on May 22.

Sony Nougat 7 Updates:

 

Sony Xperia Android NougatSony Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs, will receiveAndroid Nougat preinstallations

All the Sony devices to be upgraded to Android Nougat:
Sony Xperia XZ: On December 1, the Sony Xperia XZ (F8331) and Xperia XZ Dual (F8332) began upgrading to Android 7.0 in April and the update to Android 7.1.1.
Sony Xperi and X Performance: The company has been conducting tests in Spain for several months, but the final version of Nougat for the Sony Xperia X Performance unlocked in the USA. (Model F8131) and for the international version with double SIM slot (model (F8132) began arriving on November 29. In mid-April, the Xperia X Performance began to receive the update to Android 7.1.1.
Sony Xperia X Compact: On December 16th, the Sony Xperia X Compact (F5321) began receiving the Android Nougat update in Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam.
Sony Xperia X: On November 8, the company began allowing users belonging to the Concept for Android program to start testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Xperia X in Europe. For its part, the F5121 began to receive the update on December 16 in Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam.
Sony Xperia X Dual: The Xperia X Dual (F5122) began receiving the update Android Nougat on December 16 in Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam.
Sony XA
Sony XA Ultra
Sony Xperia Z5: Sony began releasing the update to Android 7.0 in late January for the Xperia Z5, but shortly after stopped the process for some problems encountered, although it resumed the release on February 9.
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: The company began releasing the update to Android 7.0 in late January for the Xperia Z4 Tablet, but shortly after it stopped the process for some problems detected, but resumed the release on February 9.
Sony Xperia Z3 + and Z3 + Dual: Sony began enabling the upgrade to Android 7.0 in late January for the X3 +, but shortly after it stopped the process for some problems that users were experiencing, but resumed the release on February 9.
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact: Sony enabled the upgrade to Android Nougat in late January for the Xperia Z5 Compact, but shortly after stopped the process for some problems. However, on 9 February the company resumed its release.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: The company enabled the update to Android 7.0 in late January for the Xperia Z5 Premium, but shortly after it stopped the process for some problems that users were experiencing. However, on 9 February the company resumed its release.

Huawei and Honor

Huawei released a brand new phone; Huawei Honor Pro 8 Android Nougat

There is no doubt that Huawei infrequently updates its devices, but it seems that the company is working on improving this with its latest devices, as it has confirmed the update Android 7.0 Nougat for one of them.
Honor 8: On November 7, Huawei began recruiting volunteers who wanted to test the EMUI 5.0 beta (based on Android 7.0 Nougat) for Honor 8, and in mid-November enabled the first beta for these users. According to a statement from Huawei in Japan, Honor 8 began receiving Nougat from January 16, starting in Asia and then following the rest of the world. On February 11, Honor 8 began receiving the update to Android Nougat with EMUI 5 in the USA.
Honor 6X: In early March, the company began recruiting interested in testing the beta version of Android Nougat for Honor 6X and let some users try the update ahead of time. However, it was until early May that Huawei began to release her for 6X Honor.
On December 1, the Chinese company revealed the cell phones that would receive Android Nougat (EMUI 5.0) are:
Huawei Mate 8 (first quarter of 2017)
Huawei P9: According to a company tweet, the Android update with EMUI 5.0 would begin arriving in March.
Huawei 9 Plus (below)
Huawei P9 Lite (below)
Huawei New (below)
Huawei Nova Plus (below)
Huawei also announced in mid-January the Huawei P8 Lite, model 2017, as an upgrade for its “light” range, or mid-range. The manufacturer says that this P8 Lite will hit the market in February with Android Nougat pre-installed. This phone will cost about $ 250.

OnePlus

Founded in 2013, OnePlus has proven that it knows how to make good, beautiful and very cheap cell phones. As for updates, the company has failed to keep its promises to enable each of them in a specific period of time, but at least has updated their cell phones.
The company confirmed to CNET en Español that some of its cell phones will receive the update Android Nougat beginning in December:
OnePlus 3: The Chinese company began releasing the update to Android Nougat for the OnePlus 3 on December 31, 2016.
OnePlus 3T: The OnePlus 3T began receiving the upgrade to Android 7.0 on December 31, 2016.
However, it is possible that the company will update another of its cell phones:
OnePlus 2

ZTE

 

Another company with not very good reputation in terms of updates is ZTE, but this year promised that its flagship phone will receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat and that it is the first to be compatible with Google’s new virtual reality platform, Daydream, a You receive this update.
ZTE Axon 7: The update to Nougat began to be released on February 7 bringing the compatibility with Google Daydream.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini
ZTE ZMax Pro: This affordable handset (costs $ 99) could also receive Nougat. The manufacturer started an open beta for the owners of this phone to test Nougat and give their opinion of the performance to the manufacturer.

Nextbit Nougat 7

Although small, the company that made its Kickstarter debut began allowing users to try out the Android Nougat beta for its Nextbit Robin phone in mid-November after completing an application form.
However, the company managed to begin official release of the final version in mid-March.

Nvidia Android 7

On January 12 the company began enabling the beta version of Android Nougat for users with the Nvidia Shield Tablet and it is expected that soon the company will start releasing the final update. It was until February 9th that the company began releasing the Android 7.0 update for the Shield Tablet, bringing multiventana, enhancements to notifications, introducing the Shield Rewards Program and more.
Other companies have not spoken about it or have not had such strong rumors, but we expect flagship phones from major manufacturers to receive Android 7.0 Nougat.
The update varies by manufacturer, model, country and operator. Keep up with CNET en Español; We will let you know when you will receive this update on your phone or tablet.
Editor’s Note: We will update this article as we have more information on updating Android Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 for different devices, manufacturers and brands.

1 Comment

  1. Ritesh

    Please give nougat version to samsung j2 pro

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