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Google recently announced the name of the latest operating system – Nougat. Users have the option to download the developer previews and take advantage of its features. While there’s no date for Nougat to be released, it will be installed on the latest Nexuses devices. It will then be installed on other big-name mid-range smartphones.

For instance, Sony will be one of the first manufacturers that will offer the update on its devices.

When there’s a newly released Android update, unlocked devices will get them and then mobile carriers will offer them to subscribers. In fact, many smartphones are still waiting for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Sony took care of this issue months ago by releasing the firmware to its Xperia Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z5.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular and T-Mobile are the big-name U.S. carriers, and they moved quickly to release the Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware for smartphones Sony manufactured.  For instance, the following phones are using the Marshmallow update:

  • Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia Z3 compact
  • Xperia Z3+
  • Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Xperia Z5 Premium

According to Gear and Style Cheat Sheet, the following phones will get the update soon

  • Xperia C4
  • Xperia C5 Ultra
  • Xperia M4 Aqua
  • Xperia M5

When will the Android Nougat come out? According to various rumors, the system is set to be released in 3rd quarter of 2016, but some reports suggest that the software won’t be available until 2017.

The devices that are likely to have the Android N include the Z3, Z4 and Z5 series. Those who own the Z1 may not see either the Nougat or the Marshmallow updates. For people who have yet to be notified of the Marshmallow update can go to their phones Settings and look under System Update to find out if they’re eligible for it.

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