You know now that the Android 7.0 Nougat update has been officially and finally released and made available for the latest range of Nexus devices by Google. But little do you know about when your non-Nexus devices will get a hold of the latest update.
As you know from the earlier updates of Android, this question is pretty much difficult to answer, and it usually relies on some factors that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. So, in the meantime, the non-Nexus device owners can prepare themselves for a long wait for the software update to reach out to their smartphones.
As for now, the only two manufacturers who have confirmed that their range of devices will be getting Android’s latest update in the near future are Taiwanese company HTC and the Japanese based firm Sony. It has been officially confirmed by HTC that the update will be arriving to their listed devices this year in near future, which means that HTC owners and users wouldn’t have to wait much longer since August is about to end and September is near to come. Sony has also officially confirmed the same news about the update claiming that its entire listed device will be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Official information about the update remains scant as far as other mobile phone manufacturers are concerned.
Thus, without arguing further, let’s take a look into Android 7.0 Nougat update’s prospects for different mobile handsets from various manufacturers:
HTC has officially claimed that the Android 7.0 Nougat update will come to its line of smartphones in the coming 90 days (3 months) predictably by 20th November, given that there are no holdups. Here is the confirmed list of the HTC devices that will support Android 7.0 Nougat update:
- HTC A9
- HTC M9
- HTC 10
The next manufacturer in our list is Sony which officially claims to bring the Nougat magic to most of its models released in the 2015-2016 era. So far, Sony has promised to deliver the update to the following devices but hasn’t yet finalized the time of delivery of that update:
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z5 Premium
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia X
- Xperia XA
- Xperia XA Ultra
- Xperia X Performance
Unlike others, Samsung users will have to keep waiting a little much longer for the update to come to their devices. This means that Samsung Galaxy device owners will have to prepare themselves to wait until the new year. For now, Samsung has confirmed to update the following devices to Android 7.0 Nougat:
- Galaxy Note 7
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 edge
The G5 flagship of LG will be one of those lucky devices for sure that will be getting the Nougat update early. Since LG G5 was a part of the LG limited Preview Program it won’t take it long for the update to roll out to the device. Besides that, another much discussed LG device V20 will be the “first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat” according to the Android website. LG V20 is the descendant to the V10. But like other manufacturers, LG too didn’t promise as to when the update will arrive to both of these devices.