Google has revealed that its upcoming operating system will be called Nougat, and users can download its features and develop previews. There’s no word on when Nougat is going to be released, but it will be installed on the new Nexuses. It will then be offered on big brands’ mid-range smartphones, with Sony being the first manufacturer to offer the update on its devices.
When the latest Android update is out, it’ll be given to unlocked devices first. From there, mobile carriers will push them toward their subscribers. Many smartphones are still looking for the Marshmallow update. Sony took care of this a few months ago with the firmware release to the Xperia Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z5.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon are the biggest U.S. carriers, and they’ve moved quickly to release the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the smartphones Sony manufactured. The current devices seeing the update include:
- Xperia Z2 Tablet
- Xperia Z3 compact
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
It’s been reported the Xperia C4, Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia M5 will also get the update in the near future. However, it’s believed the Android Nougat will become available during the third quarter of this year. Other predictions feel it won’t be until early 2017.
The devices that get the Android N are likely to be the following Z3 series, Z4 Tablet and Z5 branded. For those who own the Z1 series, there will be no Nougat or Marshmallow update available. Users who have yet to be notified of the Marshmallow update can see if they’re eligible by checking the phone’s Settings and System Update.
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