Now officially Android 7.0 Nougat update is rolling out to devices globally, and makes you think about “when my non-Nexus device be benefiting from that?“. Here’s everything you need to know about.
Just yesterday Sony Mobile has confirmed their Xperia X series and Z5 phones added to the arena to receive Android 7.0 update. As we know from previous Android updates, it depends extremely on a number of variables that differ for each manufacturer. As it stands right now, Japan-based Sony, and the Taiwanese company HTC, are the only two manufacturers to announced a number of devices that will be getting Android Nougat in the feature.
Official information remains scarce at the moment on what Sony and HTC stands with the listed devices this year. So without further ado, let’s take a quick look at what the Android 7.0 Nougat prospects are for owners of different handsets from a variety manufacturers. Go with.
Holding a Sony smartphone bought from the 2015 or 2016 era, you’re in luck as Sony plans to bring the Google’s latest Nougat goodness to most models released within that period. The complete list of current Sony devices confirmed to be receiving the latest 7.0 Android Nougat update are as follows:
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
- Xperia X
- Xperia XA
- Xperia XA Ultra
- Xperia X Performance
In the top of the line HTC smartphones are set to receive Android 7.0 down the line but in this year. Now it is unclear whether the One M9 gets it as soon as the HTC 10, remain to be seen as a mystery. The currently confirmed list of HTC devices set to receive Android version 7.0 Nougat are as follows:
- HTC 10
- HTC One A9
- HTC One M9
- A slew of other unspecified devices.
No surprise here, Nexus phone are to Google what the iPhone is to Apple, with no regret. If you have a Nexus phone, you are likely to be running the latest version 7.0 of Android as soon as it’s officially released, before anyone else. You can already jumpstart Android 7.0 Nougat on your compatible Nexus device. For more information on how, check out our post here: Install / Flash Android 7.0 Nougat Final Version On Your Device Right Now.
Samsung, Motorola, LG and others
Aren’t consumers of HTC or Sony devices, or you won a device from one of the manufacturers above, but not of the confirmed models, what to do? Consumers with a newer Motorola smartphone, or newly arrived LG device should be able to get live updates as the companies have shown willing and efficiency in offering new Android upgrades in the past.
The LG G5 updated to Android Nougat. The LG V20 on the other hand will be the first Android phone to come pre-installed with the latest version of Android out-of-the-box when it starts shipping early September.
Now that Samsung device owners will more than likely have to wait a little longer for their Nougat update if we go by Marshmallow update cycle. Galaxy device owners be prepared to be waiting into the new year, and certainly, that includes users of the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and even the new Galaxy Note 7.
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