It’s been some time now since the Android 7.0 Nougat was released to the public, but there are still just a handful of devices that have received it. So far, the only devices to have seen the upgrade include:
These were the first phones to see the Nougat update, thanks to Google. Of course, Nexus phones tend to be the guinea pigs for Android, so it’s not that surprising. The final version for the Android N was made public on Aug. 22, 2016, and shortly after that, the Nexus devices listed below were upgraded to the new firmware:
- General Mobile 4G
- Nexus 9
- Nexus Player
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 6P
- Pixel C
LG is another smartphone manufacturer that attains relatively quick updates for new OS firmware. For instance, it took LG just two months to update all its compatible phones to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This also goes for Nougat.
The LV V20 was already installed with the Nougat upon its release to the public. Shortly afterward, other devices were upgraded. The first phone to get the update was the South Korea version for LG G5 – the U.S. version followed about two weeks later.
HTC is like LG in how quickly it updates its firmware. When Marshmallow went public in September 2015, the HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 models had it. When the HTC 10 came out in April 2016, it was installed with Marshmallow, and it was suspected it would be the first HTC smartphone to see the Nougat – and that prophecy came true in November.
Motorola announced on its blog in October 2016 which phones would get the firmware update. There were no specific dates lined out. The first devices to get it would be the 4th generation of the Moto G and Moto Z. There were rumors that the Nougat would become available for the Moto G4 and G5 Plus by late October, but this didn’t happen. Rather, what happened was that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force were the initial smartphones to attain that firmware.
Of course, there are some phones that have still not gotten the Android Nougat update, but an interesting fact is that the 7.1.1 is about to roll out. Australian carrier Vodafone has confirmed it will get the update for the Nexus devices.
People who are anxiously awaiting the Nougat’s arrival can check out the Android Developer blog to review the OTA and factory images. Although some folks will get the 7.1 version, there are still some who’d like to get the 7.0 version first.
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