The Android 7.0 nougat is ready! Since August 22, users can now install the update and test the new features of the latest version, as the central redesigned notifications, multi-window mode and optimizations in power management. But is that you can install it on your device? When?
HTC, Lenovo, LG and Sony have confirmed some of the smartphones and tablets that officially receive the upgrade to nougat, although still do not give specific time frames.Other manufacturers have not yet spoken – but we can get an idea of what to expect of them based on previous experiences.
No way: if you are a developer or puts system updates at the top of your list of priorities, the way is to find a way to buy a Nexus. All smartphones and tablets from the Nexus 6 already received the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. This includes the following devices:
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 9
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus Player
- pixel C
Asus has not officially announced the list of devices that will update.
Past experience and forecasts . The company is one of the fastest takes to upgrade their handsets. In August 2016, ten months after the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Zenfone 2 had not even received the old new official version. The original deadline for release of the update Zenfone 2, which was already in the testing phase, it was in June 2016, which was not fulfilled.
Traditionally, Asus releases at least one version update for their devices, so it’s safe to say that the Zenfone 3 line of smartphones will get Android 7.0 Nougat someday.
The following HTC devices have Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed so far:
- HTC 10
- HTC One A9
- HTC One M9
Past experience and forecasts . HTC is usually quick to update their devices, competing in speed with the old Motorola in line tops. New versions are released on average within two or three months after the official launch of Google.
The following Lenovo devices sold in Brazil have Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed :
- Moto G4
- Moto G4 Plus
- Moto G4 Play
- Moto X Style
- Moto X Play
- Moto X Force
- Moto Z
- Moto Z Play
Past experience and forecasts . Moto Moto Z and the G4 will be the first to receive the update by the end of the year. It is remarkable the difference between the old Motorola and Lenovo, as devices like the Moto G Turbo Edition with similar hardware to the Moto X Play, were left off the list, limiting the nougat the latest generations of each family.
In the Vibe line, the updates are generally more time-consuming. Vibe national A7010 began receiving the Marshmallow only in June 2016, seven months after the launch.Vibe K5 still running the old Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The following LG devices have Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed so far:
- LG G5
- LG V20
Past experience and forecasts . The company usually takes to update their devices.The national G4 began receiving the Marshmallow in May 2016, seven months after the launch. The national G3 has not received the Android 6.0. As a rule, LG releases updates first for country-specific devices, taking a little longer to bring new versions for Brazilian models.
Samsung has not officially announced the list of devices that will update.
Past experience and forecasts . The most expensive handsets from Samsung (S and Note) usually receive updates faster than others. Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note Android 6.0 5 won in Brazil in March 2016, five months after the launch. Intermediaries Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) began receiving Marshmallow in July 2016, nine months after the launch.
Given the history of Samsung, it is safe to say that the line of tops of the current generation (Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Galaxy and Galaxy Note 7 ) will receive the Android 7.0, possibly by the end of the year. Devices lower segments, such as the J line, most likely will not be updated.
The following Sony devices have Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed so far:
- Sony Xperia Z3 +
- Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Sony Xperia Z5
- Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
- Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
- Sony Xperia X
- Sony Xperia X
- Sony Xperia X Ultra
- Sony Xperia X Performance
- Sony Xperia X Compact
- Sony Xperia XZ
Past experience and forecasts . Lists of Sony updates are not normally end, so that other devices can be listed are to receive the Nougat in the future. The Xperia Z5 started receiving Android 6.0 in March 2016, four months after the launch. Devices of the past generations, as Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact, began to be upgraded to Marshmallow in May 2016, six months after the launch.