Google has been saying that the Android 7.0 Nougat is for you and me. Of course, that is expected of the tech giant since the mobile platform is one of its many cash cows. It’s been highly anticipated since Marshmallow began rolling out to phones and tablets the past few weeks. Unlike in the past years, Google would announce the new dessert during the last quarter of each year. But for 2016, we knew as early as the Google I/O that it is working on the Android N. In fact, Developer Previews have been out even before the official name was announced at the beginning of summer.
Meanwhile, here is the list of devices that are confirmed & expected to receive the Android Nougat update.
The first devices to receive the update are obviously the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. As always the flagship Nexus devices are the ones to receive the update first, followed by the other OEMs. Both these Nexus devices will get the update at the same time once the company the update official. The Nexus 6 and the previously launched Nexus 5 might also receive the update, but it is not confirmed yet.
According to the latest information, an update to the Rogers’ firmware update schedule shows that the HTC Nexus 9 is also going to receive the update soon. According to the list, it says the device will receive the Nougat update with security patches soon. So it is indeed confirmed that the Nexus 9 will also get the update.
HTC Smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update:
HTC confirmed that the high-end HTC smartphones would be getting the update to the latest Android software. The entire list of devices from the manufacturer was not given, but they confirmed a couple of devices which will be getting the update. HTC may take even a few months after the public launch of Android Nougat before it brings the updates to these three phones.
HTC 10 (Confirmed)
HTC One A9 (Confirmed)
HTC One M9 (Confirmed)
HTC Nexus 9 (Confirmed)
Samsung Smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update:
Samsung hasn’t confirmed the update for the next Android version for any of its devices, but we are confident that the company will definitely update its current flagship smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S7 (confirmed)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (confirmed)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (confirmed)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (confirmed)
Samsung Galaxy S6 (confirmed)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (confirmed)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (confirmed)
LG Smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update:
Apart from the Nexus 5X, LG is likely to update its current flagship smartphone and the last year’s variant LG G4. No other devices can be confirmed now, but it might be added to the list later.
Nexus 5X (Confirmed)
LG G5 (confirmed)
LG V20 (confirmed)
Sony Smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update:
Sony confirmed the Android 7.0 Nougat update for a bunch of it’s devices on Z series. We expect them to update other devices also but as of now, we have confirmation on these devices.
Xperia Z5 Compact
Xperia Z5 Premium
Xperia Z4 tablet
Xperia Z3 Compact
Motorola Smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update:
Motorola as a former Google’s mobile division used to update the device to the latest version of Android quicker than any other manufacturer. The Nexus 6 manufactured by the company, will be first one to receive the update followed by the other devices from them.
Nexus 6 (confirmed)
Moto G4 Plus (confirmed)
Moto G4 (confirmed)
Moto G4 Play (Confirmed)
Moto Z (confirmed)
Moto Z Force (confirmed)
Moto X Force (confirmed)
Moto X Style (confirmed)
Moto X Play (confirmed)
Moto G Turbo (confirmed)
Droid Turbo 2 (confirmed)
Droid Maxx 2 (confirmed)
OnePlus Smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update:
The company will most likely be updating it current flagship smartphone as well as the last years’ variant to the next version of Android software.
Android One Smartphones:
Cherry Mobile G1 (Confirmed)
Lava Pixel V1 (Confirmed)
Karbonn Sparkle V (Confirmed)
Micromax Canvas A1 (Confirmed)
Spice Dream UNO (Confirmed)
Infinix Hot 2 (Confirmed)
More Android One devices will be getting the update in coming days.
Several phones and tablets are getting Android 7.0 Nougat but most of them are still in beta. Sony’s mobile division may be facing challenges these days but it’s been busy and generous with releasing software updates. Before the official builds roll out, Sony announced and actually began some beta programs like those for the Xperia X Performance.
The company even revealed a Nougat roadmap with the following models getting a taste of the Nougat: Sony Xperia XZ, X Performance, Xperia X, X Compact, Xperia XA, XA Ultra, Xperia Z5 family, Xperia Z3+, Sony Xperia Z3, and the Xperia Z4 tablet. That’s about most of the latest Xperia phones from the Japanese OEM.
The Beta Build for the Huawei P9 was released a few months ago. Earlier in the year, we noted some Android N Previews ready for some devices like the Xperia Z3 and Android One General Mobile 4G.
Unofficial ROMs are nothing new. In the Android world, they are expected. Actually, they are something to be excited about because you’ll never know what device can be made more powerful. Most of the ROMs may be limited but it’s possible that even old devices can run the new Android Nougat. Some of the ROMs we’ve featured include the unofficial Nougat ROM for the Nexus 5. There’s the Nougat-based CM14 booting on an ancient HTC HD2 and the new OnePlus 3 plus the first-gen Android One phones.
Unofficial builds are also released for the old HP TouchPad, Raspberry Pi 3, OnePlus One, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and the nAOSP ROM 7.0 for the Sony XPERIA S.
Other than the smartphones mentioned here, there will be more devices that will eventually get Nougat. For example, the new ASUS smartphones and some of the new Lenovo smartphones will also be getting the update. However, at this point, we don’t have any information, and hence we cannot confirm them as of yet.
Once more devices will be confirmed, we will update the list accordingly. So if your device is not on the list yet, then stay tuned, as more devices might be added in future.