Petitions for Android Nougat Update
With the unveiling of the new iteration of Android dubbed Android Nougat, Google has packed a lot of new features in the operating system. However, the fact that it is not available for some devices has seen to a lot of petitions from owners of handsets who want to use the operating system without buying new handsets. Here are a few of them.
Asus Zenfone Devices
Those using recent Asus devices have gone online to voice their concern for the lack of support for their devices when the devices were only recently upgraded and have great specifications to match. Users of the Asus Zenfone 2 and the Asu Zenfone 2 Deluxe and others have petitioned for the inclusion of their devices in Android 7.1 Nougat update.
Moto G (3rd Gen)
The Moto G (3rd Generation) is a very recent mobile phone and hearing that the new operating system does not support it has seen to a lot of rage from customers who wish that it would be supported like other devices with similar features. Also in line are Android users with Moto G Turbo which is also one of the most recent Motorola devices.
When the list of the supported devices for Android 7.1 Nougat was released, a lot Lenovo devices were missing from the list even when they had only been recently bought. In fact, most of them had better specifications than the minimum required to run Android 7.1 Nougat. This aspect led to a petition in which the users wanted Google to support the devices officially.
Sony EXPERIA Z3 & M5
The SONY EXPERIA Z3 and M5 are among the latest couple of phones from Sony. However, the sad news is that they are no longer being supported for the latest iteration of the operating system. The owners of these phones thus went online to express their displeasure at not having their phones supported.
Google’s own Nexus 5, which is still a capable phone in the hands of tens of thousands of Android users, was evidently missing from the list of the phones supported to run Android 7.0 Nougat. This came as a shock to many owners of the Nexus 5 who believe that Google could have supported the phone further since it has good features by today’s standards.
Huawei Honor 4c
As one of the most recent flagship phones from Huawei, the Huawei Honor 4c’s absence from the list of the phones with the capabilities to run Android 7.0 Nougat was a rude shock to those who own this phone. For this reason, the owners of this phone went to petition for the inclusion of this phone among those to run the software.
Xiaomi MI NOTE PRO
The Xiaomi MI NOTE PRO is among the most powerful phones from the Chinese manufacturer. It is also among the most recent of the phones from this manufacturer. It also packs specifications which ensure that the phone can easily run Android 7.0 Nougat. However, it is no included in the list of the phones to run the new operating system hence the petition.
800/801 Qualcomm CPUs
Given the new operating system may not be running on CPUs from Qualcomm with ratings of 800 and 801, users have petitioned for the inclusion of these CPUs given that most recent phones have these set of CPUs. Having these CPUs on the phone, no matter how recently the phone was bought, means that the users cannot run Android 7.0 Nougat.
Changing the Name for Android 7.0 from Nougat to Nutella
When Google said its new operating system would be called Android N, many users thought of a delicacy with the name starting with the letter N. Given Google’s record in using cake and sweet names for its operating system, many reached the conclusion that the new cake should be Nutella but were crestfallen when Google picked on Nougat instead.
The Android One is the Google device aimed at users who are constrained by their budgets to obtain high-end gadgets. Released in September 2014 and available a month later, the device was promised two years’ support in terms of operating system. However, the device was clearly missing on the devices that will run Android 7.0 Nougat even when the new operating system was released within the two years promised. For this reason, users of the Android One wish that Google includes this device in its list of the devices supported to run the new operating system.
With the system requirements to run Android 7.0 within reach of most recent Android phones, Google could be making more of its customers happy if they allowed their devices to run the new operating. Google seems to have taken a path followed by Appel whereby phones are dropped as new ones are unveiled.