It’s been a long wait but the Android 7.0 Nougat is finally available! There were some rumors that the update will be launched on the 22 of August and it did.
However, the OS is only available at the moment for the following Nexus devices: Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, General Mobile 4G and Pixel C. it should be noted though that these devices will not be getting the update right away, but within the next several weeks.
Other devices that will be getting it afterwards are the ones that are part of the Android Beta Program like the Xperia X Performance.
As stated previously by LG representatives, the upcoming LG V20 will also come with Android Nougat right out of the box, thus making it the first non-Nexus device to have the preinstalled OS. The release of the LG V20 is scheduled for the 6th of September 2016. The company also released a limited preview of Android Nougat for LG G5 users in South Korea so it’s also very possible that the LG G5 will be among the first smartphones to get the OS update.
Supposedly, HTC will soon begin to roll the update on some of its more recent smartphones like the HTC 10 or the HTC One A9. HTC was also rumored to manufacture the Nexus devices that would have showcased the new OS but it appears that this wasn’t the case. Instead, the OS simply rolled out without being presented on a brand new Nexus device.
However, some users still speculate that those Nexus devices (codenamed Marlin and Sailfish) are in the works and that they will be launched soon, before the release of the new iPhone 7 series in September. Others believe that they will, in fact, be launched sometime after the release of the iPhone 7 series.
Samsung has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be getting the Android Nougat update within 2-3 months and it’s very possible that other more recent devices made by the company to get the OS just as soon.