Last week, Google started rolling out the latest version of its operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat. However, the bad part about this is that only Nexus devices (and not all of them) got it right away, while most Android users who own a handset eligible for getting it, will most likely receive a notification to update their OS somewhere between November and January, if they’re lucky enough.
We bet that you’re very curious to find out when your phone will get to taste Google’s new dessert, so we’ve put together everything we know until date, from each important manufacturer. Below you can find the approximate dates when some of the most popular handsets are receiving Android 7.0 Nougat.
Still, before starting, we need to mention that these periods may vary, depending on your carrier and country. While some of them agreed with revealing some information about this, some of them totally denied. Good, we’re clear now, let’s begin!
When will I have Android 7.0 Nougat?
Like mentioned above, Nexus users are the luckiest! If you own a Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9 or a Pixel C tablet, the update is already available and you can install it! Simple as that.
When it comes to Sammy, we know about three specific models which will receive a Nougat update in two or three months, according to president of Samsung Electronic mobile communications division Koh Dong-jin. We’re talking about the three high-end models, Galaxy S7, S7 edge and the recently launched Galaxy Note 7.
However, in countries like the United States, for example, it could take longer, as the manufacturer needs to clear things with carriers, which sometimes delay the updates. As a side note, last year, the Galaxy Note 5 received Marshmallow eight months after the initial release, while the international versions got in in February. Hopefully, the three flagships will get the update by the end of the year, while other models, like the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 or S6 Edge+ will get it somewhere in the second quarter of 2017.
When it comes to the Taiwanese manufacturer, we have some details revealed on Twitter, a few days ago. “We expect the update to begin rolling out to the unlocked HTC 10 in Q4 (2016), followed by unlocked HTC One M9, unlocked HTC One A9 and carrier versions of these devices”, said the image posted on August 25.
HTC is well known for being very good at communicating with its fans and always trying to make the updates available as fast as possible. Therefore, if you own three of the above-mentioned phones, keep an eye on their social media accounts. As for other models…well, there’s always hope.
Surprisingly or not, LG will be the first manufacturer to release a phone running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box: the upcoming V20, expected to make its debut in September.
As for the rest of the models, LG G5 users in South Korea will be able to test the software, thanks to a new beta program, while LG V10 and G4 owners will also receive the update in the near future. Other models, like the G3, will probably get stuck with Marshmallow.
For the past years, Motorola has used us with being one of the first manufacturers to update its top handsets to the latest Google dessert. Considering this, the Lenovo-owned company is now expected to offer Android 7.0 Nougat relatively quick!
Currently, there’s no official list with the updatable Moto handsets, but earlier this year, when the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were unveiled, there was a promise about them receiving the update right after the launch. Other models, like the unlocked version of the Moto Z, should also receive the update by the end of the year, while last year’s Moto X Style, Moto X Play and Moto X Force, will hopefully receive the same treatment in 2017.
Just like HTC, Sony also revealed specific details about their Android 7.0 Nougat update plans. In a blog post, the company confirmed that the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance will get the new operating system. Unfortunately, they didn’t tell anything about the dates, but we have the guarantee that this will happen.
Except the Nexus 6P, Huawei owners aren’t so lucky when it comes to getting Android 7.0 Nougat. There are some light chances for the Mate 8 and the P8 to get it, but we won’t get too excited over this. On the other side, the Chinese manufacturer is expected to launch a new flagship soon, as well as more high-end phones, which could come with 7.0 out of the box.
There isn’t anything about the OnePlus 3 receiving Android 7.0 in the near future, but it should happen by the end of the year, as the Chinese manufacturer is most likely working on a new OxygenOS updated, based on the new operating system. As a side note, last year, the OnePlus 2 didn’t get Marshmallow until January.
And this ends our Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule round-up. We know that for some of you this article doesn’t come as great news, but we’re going to be back with updates as soon as manufacturers announce specific dates when the handsets mentioned above, as well as older models, will receive the update.