Android 7.0 (aka Nougat) will reportedly be released this August or September. This is good news for Android device owners who are looking forward to the new and exciting features that Nougat will bring. However, it’s important to note that the newest version of Android OS won’t be available in all Android devices. Some of them will surely receive the update, while others will be left out of the fun.
The question now is this: which makes and models will receive Android Nougat? Unfortunately, no one knows the exact answer since Google has not made an official comment yet, but we’ve put together a list of Android devices that will possibly be eligible for Nougat.
Google’s Nexus devices traditionally receive new Android updates first. So, if you own a Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, or Pixel C tablet, you can expect to get Android Nougat as soon as it gets out. Unfortunately, this might not be the case if you own a Nexus 5. Renowned tipster Evan Bless revealed on Twitter that this model won’t be getting Android Nougat, although this still has to be confirmed by Google.
Nexus is also due to release two new phones — which are codenamed Sailfish and Marlin — later this year. These devices come built-in with Android Nougat so, if you can’t wait for the update to be available on your phone, you might want to consider upgrading to one of these new releases.
The South Korean tech giant has revealed that they will soon start the beta testing for Android Nougat in Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and experts believe that the device will get the latest Android version in October. Unfortunately, this is only applicable in South Korea; Note 7 owners in the United States and other countries will most likely have to wait until 2017 to get their hands on the software update. The recently released Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are also due to receive Android Nougat, along with Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5.
HTC was the first company to commit to Android Nougat, and it announced on Twitter that HTC 10, HTC One A9, and HTC One M9 will receive the update. So, if you have one of these devices, you’ll most likely get Android Nougat on your device in the coming months. There’s no word yet, though, if Nougat will be available on other HTC models.
The LG V20, which comes with Android Nougat pre-installed in it, is due to be released in September. So, if Google won’t release the Nexus Sailfish and Marlin soon, it will probably get beaten by LG in the race to roll out a new flagship phone that’s built with Android Nougat. LG has also confirmed that its top-end smartphone G5 will get the latest version of the Android OS, and tech experts are expecting the LG V10 to receive Nougat, too.
These are just some of the makes and models that are expected to get Android Nougat. Stay tuned to get updates about the latest Android update and know if your device will receive it or not.
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