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Android 7 Nougat update overview for smartphones and tablets

Update: LG G4 gets Nougat finally

Android 7.0 Nougat is official. Hit the links below to jump straight to the latest from your phone manufacturer or scroll down to find out whether your device will receive the Android 7.0 and/or 7.1 Nougat update. The latest news is that the LG G4 is now getting Nougat after a long wait.

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Availability by manufacturer

Asus HTC Huawei/Honor
Google / Nexus LG Nokia
Nvidia Lenovo/Motorola Samsung
Sony OnePlus Xiaomi

Asus

Asus had a bit of a bumpy ride with the Nougat update when it started rolling it out to the Asus Zenfone 3 line in January this year and had to halt it due to bugs appearing. However, we come bearing good news: the roll out has now resumed so you can now look forward to features like bundled notifications, an enhanced touch performance and multi-window options.

Google

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.1.1 Android 7.1.2
Google Pixel / XL No Yes Yes Yes
Nexus 6P Yes Yes Yes No
Nexus 5X Yes Yes Yes No
Pixel C Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nexus Player Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nexus 9 Yes Yes Yes No
Nexus 6 Yes No Yes No
Nexus 7 (2013) No No No No
Nexus 5 No No No No
Nexus 4 No No No No

Google has posted their update plans for the Pixel and Pixel XL on a support page, providing an official guarantee for two years of Android updates (until October 2018) and three years of security updates (until October 2019).

Android 7.1.2 is available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player, and Android 7.1.1 is available on the Nexus 6 and 9. The July 2017 security patch is now available for the aforementioned devices, however, owners of the smaller Pixel are having trouble installing the 60 MB update and getting an error message. This has been reported on Google's Product Forums, and Google is already working on a fix.

 

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat brings great features to the flagship Pixel phones. / © AndroidPIT

 

HTC

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.1.1
HTC U11 - - Yes
HTC 10 Yes (unlocked version), Early 2017 (carrier edition) N/A TBA
HTC One M9 Yes N/A TBA
HTC One A9 Yes N/A TBA
HTC Bolt (US, Sprint exclusive) Yes N/A TBA
HTC 10 Evo (European HTC Bolt) Yes N/A TBA
HTC One M8 No No No

HTCs newest flagship, the HTC U11 has received its first "update". The update version 1.11.617.3 brings with it some system enhancements and little else. 

We are halfway through May 2017, and the AT&T branded version of the HTC M9 is finally getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The unlocked HTC M9 received the Android Nougat update all the way back in December 2016, T-Mobile customers had their update rolled out in March and Sprint finally caught up with Android Nougat thanks to an update it received in April 2017. 

The HTC One A9 update to Android Nougat has begun rolling out in India, and latest update includes the March security patch.

The HTC Bolt/10 Evo comes with Nougat out-of-the-box. HTC has taken steps to streamline its development process in an attempt to ensure more timely Android updates. So, Nougat is already available for unlocked HTC 10 devices, and also now available for unlocked HTC One M9 devices.

Carrier editions of the HTC 10 and HTC One M9 will receive the Nougat update in early 2017. It is very likely the unlocked HTC One A9 will receive it in early 2017 as well, as an update for the phone has already been confirmed by the company.

T-Mobile US released its Nougat update to its HTC 10 smartphones in early January. Arriving as version 2.37.531.5, and weighing in at 1.22 GB, there is little other information on what other changes have been included as part of this update. Installation details are now available on the HTC website. For the moment there is no indication of when the other major US carriers will be rolling out their own updates, but it should be sometime soon. 

For those of you who own an unlocked HTC 10, you needn't wait any longer. The Vice President for Product Management at HTC, Mo Versi, has tweeted that unlocked HTC 10 devices can update their devices directly via the HTC website

A recent rollout of Nougat to HTC 10 was halted by the company after it was reported the update had been affected by bugs. HTC has yet to confirm exactly when the rollout will resume, but tipster @LlabTooFeR has indicated it will happen within the next three weeks and may also include the January 2017 Android security patch. For the moment only EU devices, including carrier versions, will receive the update. That said, it's anticipated that other regions will receive the update around the same time. 

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The HTC 10 is getting Android 7.0 Nougat. / © AndroidPIT

 

Huawei / Honor

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1
Huawei Mate 9 Yes N/A
Huawei Mate 8 Yes N/A
Huawei P9 Q1 2017, Yes N/A
Huawei P9 Plus Yes, rolling out in Europe now N/A
Huawei P9 Lite Delayed until end of March 2017 N/A
nova Q1 2017 (second round) N/A
nova Plus Q1 2017 (second round) N/A
Honor 8  February 2017 N/A
Honor 5X Coming, date unknown N/A
Honor 5C Coming, date unknown N/A
Huawei P8 No N/A
Huawei P8 Lite No N/A
Huawei Mate S No N/A
Huawei Shot X No N/A
Huawei GX8 No N/A
Honor 7 Unknown N/A
Huawei Mediapad M3 Q1 2017 (second round) N/A
Huawei G8 No N/A
Honor 6X Yes, rolling out now N/A

The Mate 9 was the first Huawei phone to come with Nougat, via EMUI 5. But, Huawei intends to bring Nougat to some of its other devices soon.

The Chinese company is generally quick to make promises and slow to fulfill them. The company's track record of rolling out updates is, shall we say, not excellent. Despite this, Huawei says it will begin rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat in the form of its EMUI skin version 5.0, in the first quarter of 2017. The roll out has already begun with the Huawei Mate 8 and P9 according to AndroidSoul, and will be followed by the P9 Plus, P9 Lite, nova, and nova Plus. Huawei India recently posted a tweet confirming that Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 would be rolled out to the P9 in March, and it has already begun for the P9 Plus in Europe. The update for the Huawei P9 lite has been delayed due to unspecified technical issues, and it expected at the end of March.

Huawei has recently deployed an OTA update for Mate 8 devices to run Android 7.0 Nougat. In addition to Nougat the update includes a new version of the customization software EMUI 5.0, which will include new graphics and provide a new level of functionality. For the moment this update is exclusive to Italy, but if its successful we're expecting the update to be rolled out to all remaining regions soon afterwards. 

The official roll out of Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 for the Honor 8 will start on February 11, 2017 in the US. It will be available on all Honor 8 devices by the end of the month.

The Honor 6X is now receiving an update to both Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5 via OTA. Users can expect it to arrive by the end of May at the latest.

The Honor 5X is covered by Honor's software update policy, and is thus guaranteed to get software updates for 24 months from its release. That means it can expect to get Nougat, but a date hasn't been announced yet. The Honor 5C's upcoming upgrade to Nougat has just been confirmed in a tweet by Honor Italia, but the timing is unknown. However, there is still no official news about the Honor 5X and the Honor 7 getting the update.

Devices not receiving the update to EMUI 5/Nougat are also the P8, P8 Lite, Mate S, Shot X and GX8, according to HuaweiBlog.de, which received an official press release on the matter from Huawei Germany.

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The Mate 9 came with EMUI 5/Nougat right out of the box. / © AndroidPIT

 

Lenovo / Motorola

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1
Droid Maxx 2 Coming, date unknown N/A
Droid Turbo 2 Coming, date unknown N/A
Moto G (4th Gen) Yes N/A
Moto G Play (4th Gen) - Yes
Moto G Plus (4th Gen) Yes N/A
Moto M Coming, date unknown N/A
Moto X Force Coming, date unknown N/A
Moto X Play Coming, date unknown N/A
Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen) Yes N/A
Moto X Style Coming, date unknown N/A
Moto Z Yes Yes
Moto Z Droid Coming, date unknown N/A
Moto Z Force Yes N/A
Moto Z Force Droid Coming, date unknown N/A
Moto Z Play Yes Yes
Moto Z Play Droid Coming, date unknown N/A

Lenovo is now running things over in Moto land, but given the near-stock nature of the devices' software, there is little reason why timely updates should not continue as usual. The roll out of Marshmallow did see some upsetting exclusions, however, but it looks like Lenovo has decided to be a little more proactive with the Moto family for Nougat.

Motorola has confirmed that the other devices which will receive the Android Nougat update are: the Moto G Plus (4th Gen) Moto G Play (4th Gen), Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play and the Moto Z Play Droid. They mentioned this was the full list, so if you don't see your phone here, you're out of luck. For exact roll out dates for your country and carrier, Motorola updates its software update info here.

Moto G4 Play

Not too long Lenovo announced that the Moto G4 Play would get its Android Nougat sometime by June 2017, and it looks like they've kept their word. Users in Brazil have started receiving the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for their devices as of the 17th of June, 2017. Now its only a question of time before we'll see an international rollout. 

Moto X Pure

The Moto X Pure Edition from 2015 is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update, according to Motorola. For more details, see this article.

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Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play

According to TechDroider.com, the Moto Z is now getting an update from Android 7.0 Nougat to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The update is arriving on Moto Z devices in Hong Kong and Indonesia with the "retapac" software, and it brings the July 2017 monthly security patch from Google. The Moto Z Play is now also joining the party and getting the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update in the US and Brazil.

The Moto Z Force is available with Android 7.0 Nougat, and along with the Moto Z, these are the first non-Google manufactured smartphones to be deemed officially Daydream-ready. In addition, a soak test notification has been sent out to Moto X Pure owners, suggesting that the Nougat update may soon arrive on these devices.

Moto M

The Moto M, which was launched in China a month ago and has just been released in India, is confirmed by Moto India to be getting a Nougat update soon.  

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Lenovo has decided to be a little more proactive with the Moto family for Nougat. / © AndroidPIT

 

LG​

  Android 7.0 Android 7.1
LG G3 Likely early-mid 2017 N/A
LG G4 Yes N/A
LG G5 Yes N/A
LG V10 Yes N/A
LG V20 Yes N/A

While owners of Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and US Cellular branded LG G5 devices had already received the Android 7.0 Nougat update over the past few weeks, it seems like the Android update for the unbranded LG G5 has finally started rolling out in the US.

According to HDBlog.it, the LG V10 is now receiving the update to Android Nougat in South Korea, so it will most likely take more than a few weeks before it reaches the US.  The update is not coming OTA, instead users are prompted to download the file to their PC and install it via LG PC Suite software.  

The LG V20 is the first smartphone to ship with Android Nougat right out of the box. LG was one of the first manufacturers to produce the Marshmallow update, so we can expect speedy updates for LG's other smartphones.

The LG V10 Android Nougat update will being rolling out in South Korea in Q2 2017 and the LG G4 will get the update from Q3 2017, also in South Korea. A schedule for the rest of the world will be announced later.

On the heels of the update for the V10, Android 7.0 Nougat is finally starting to arrive on the LG G4, breathing new life into the older device after a long wait. If you were thinking of getting rid of your G4, the Nougat update is another reason to hang on to it, though it won't be getting Android O.

Geekbench benchmark results from an LG G3 running Nougat have popped up online, meaning it could come soon.

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The LG V20 is the first smartphone to ship with Android Nougat right out of the box. / © AndroidPIT

 

Nokia

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1.1
Nokia 6 Yes Yes

HMD Global's new Nokia 6 smartphone is expected to launch in the US, but it arrived first in China a few months ago with Android 7.0 Nougat. Now, it's getting an update before it even hits shelves in the United States. The Nokia 6 is currently receiving an OTA update to Android 7.1.1 in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Also included in the update is the security patch for May. Handsets in mainland China had already received the Nougat update in April. That's an impressive turnaround time compared to other manufacturers.

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We're still awaiting a flagship from Nokia, but the Nokia 6 is pretty good. / © AndroidPIT

 

NVIDIA

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1
NVIDIA Shield Confirmed (late January 2017) N/A
NVIDIA Shield K1 Confirmed (late January 2017) N/A

NVIDIA has recently confirmed that its Shield and Shield K1 tablets are soon to receive Android 7.0 Nougat. At the moment NVIDIA is recruiting testers for both devices, so if all goes well the rollout should start in a few weeks. 

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Android Nougat has been confirmed for Nvidia Shield and Shield K1. / © AndroidPIT

 

OnePlus

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1
OnePlus 2 No N/A
OnePlus X No N/A
OnePlus 3 Yes Yes
OnePlus 3T Yes Yes
OnePlus 5 Yes Yes

The new OnePlus 5, which shipped with Android 7.1.1 and OxygenOS, is now getting another OTA update, this time to OxygenOS 4.5.5. This update is bringing improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity, clearer voice calling, optimizations to battery usage while video recording and a lessening of the vibration intensity when receiving calls. Several bug fixes are also present in the update, including fixes to the Wi-Fi signal being displayed as weak and some apps not being able to work with IPv6 network settings.

The incremental rollout of OxygenOS 4.1.5 has started and will arrive within a few days for all OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users. This update is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and also includes the May 1 security patch from Google and some new features and bug fixes.

With the update to OxygenOS 4.0 and above, new Nougat users can expect improvements to the design of the notifications and settings menu, new features like Multi-Window View and the ability to reply to messages directly from notifications, plus new customization options for status bar icons and the Shelf. You can read our first impressions of the update here:

The OxygenOS 3.5.8 update is rolling out for the OnePlus 2 now, but sadly, OnePlus has broken its promise to update the device and it will never get Nougat.

The OnePlus X's hardware doesn't live up to the requirements for Nougat, sadly.

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Nougat is coming to the OnePlus 3. / © AndroidPIT

 

Samsung

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.1.1
Samsung Galaxy S7 / Edge Yes TBA TBA
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Yes TBA TBA
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Coming, date unknown TBA TBA
Samsung Galaxy S6 / Edge / Plus Yes TBA Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Yes TBA Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 No TBA No
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2014) Yes TBA TBA
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 No No No
Samsung Galaxy S5 No TBA No
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 No No No
Samsung Galaxy S3 No No No
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 / 9.7 Yes TBA TBA
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) Yes TBA TBA
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Rumored TBA TBA

Samsung Galaxy S8+

The June security update has rolled out internationally for the Samsung Galaxy S8+, fixing 96 common vulnerabilities and exposures in the Android OS. Bundled up in the June security update is a fix that improves the image quality of panorama photos, as well as increasing the available background colors for the navigation bar 

Samsung Galaxy Tab A. 10.1

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is now reportedly getting its first official Android 7.0 Nougat update. It's expected that the update will bring some battery life improvements with it, along with performance increases, better notifications and multitasking capabilities. 

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

AT&T has recently announced that both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. The rollout has already begun and is being distributed via OTA, so it may take a couple of days to reach your device. The update weighs in at around 1.3 GB so you will need to ensure you have enough free space to download and install Nougat on your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. The latest update includes Samsung Cloud and Samsung Pass, including a number of other fixes and enhancements. AT&T has also confirmed that the update will include the security patch for April as well.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

After all major carriers in the US had rolled out the Android Nougat update for their branded Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices, US Cellular is finally catching up. The wireless carrier has begun rolling out the Android Nougat update for its devices (as of March 20, 2017). The unlocked US Galaxy S7 edge is getting Nougat, and now it's non-edge counterpart is too.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903) was spotted on the benchmarking site GFXBench running Android 7.0 Nougat, which means Samsung may be testing the update in anticipation of a rollout soon. While it's unconfirmed, this gives a glimmer of hope for all the Galaxy S5 Neo and regular Galaxy S5 users. If you want to get Android Nougat for your S5, check out our article for instructions.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

As of April 23, 2017, T-Mobile has confirmed that it will roll out the Android Nougat update to its Galaxy Note 5 devices. Users should start seeing this on their devices as of next week.

Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon have released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Verizon users of the Note 5 received firmware version N920VVRU3CQB9, which brought with it the ability to create GIFs, get instant translations, send messages with the S Pen air command menu and use the S Pen to edit PDFs. The Galaxy S6 edge+ received firmware version G928VVRU3CQB9. The Galaxy S6 edge+ has also now received Nougat on T-Mobile.

Samsung Turkey recently released a list of the devices that will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update, which confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is set to receive the long awaited update. Now, a month later, Note 5 users have confirmed that Android Nougat has officially started rolling out.

For Europe-based Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge devices, the wait for Android Nougat finally appears to be over. Samsung began rolling out its Nougat update on March 29, arriving with the build number G928FXXU3CQC2. It also brought along with it the long awaited Android security patch for March as well as a few bug fixes. The OTA update may take a few days to reach you, but there's always the option of installing the update manually via the Settings. 

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

The Galaxy A5 (2016) is getting the Nougat OTA in Russia and India now, and the A7 (2016) is getting the update in India, too. The A3 (2016) has started receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat over the air in Europe with firmware version A310FXXU3CQE6. The Galaxy S5 is incompatible with Nougat, sadly.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (2015) 8.0 / 9.7

Verizon has just announced an update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The software update is version NRD90M.T817VVRU2DQE1, and it is arriving over the air now. The update will bring Android Nougat to the 2015 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 devices.

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The Galaxy S7 is sure to be one of the first Samsung devices to see Android Nougat. / © AndroidPIT

Sony

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.1.1
Xperia XZ Premium Yes Yes TBA
Xperia X Performance, Xperia XZ Yes N/A Yes
Xperia X, Xperia X Compact Yes N/A Yes
Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact,
Z3+ and Z4 tablets
Yes N/A Yes
Xperia XA, XA Ultra Paused temporarily N/A Expected

Xperia XZ Premium

One of Sony's flagship devices of 2017, the Xperia XZ Premium has started to receive its first update. The build numbers 45.0.A.5.1, 45.0.A.5.6, and 45.0.A.5.8 (for most regions, the single sim variant and South Korea) brings the monthly Android security update with it - and that's about it.

Xperia XZ and X Performance

Though slightly behind on their promise to be the first non-Google manufacturer to release Android 7.1.1 (Samsung beat them to the punch), Sony released the Android 7.1.1 firmware with the build number 41.2.A.2.199. for the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance today (25.4.2017). 

Xperia X and X Compact

According to XperiaBlog.net, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is now rolling out to the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. As with all updates, it could take a few days to reach your device, so have patience.

Xperia XA and XA Ultra

Sony had already begun the Android 7.0 update for the Xperia XA and XA Ultra, but now it has pulled the update suddenly. Sony says this is a temporary pause, and it plans to start the rollout again as soon as possible. The reason for putting the brakes on such a long awaited update was "minor performance inconsistencies related to the over-the-air delivery system" according to a statement from the company. Once it can provide "a seamless upgrade experience for all users," the update will begin anew.

Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, Z3+ and Z4 tablet

The Xperia Z5 family, which includes the Xperia Z5 itself, the Z5 Compact, Z5 Dual, Z5 Premium and Z5 Premium Dual, is now receiving an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, along with the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 tablets. The update has the build number 32.4.A.0.160, and it includes the latest monthly security patch (June 2017). 

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Sony was one of the first manufacturers to discuss an Android Nougat rollout schedule. / © AndroidPIT

Xiaomi

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1
Xiaomi Mi 5 Yes N/A
Xiaomi Mi Max, Mi Note, Mi 4C, Mi 4S Yes N/A
Mi 5s, Mi Note 2, Mi Mix Yes N/A
Xiaomi Mi 2, 2S No N/A
Xiaomi Mi 3 No N/A
Xiaomi Mi 4 No N/A
Xiaomi Mi 6 N/A Yes
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 N/A Yes
Xiaomi Mi 5X N/A Yes
Redmi 4X, Redmi Note 4X Yes Yes

The rollout of Nougat is already underway for the Xiaomi Mi 5, and now we have confirmation that more of their smartphones will be updated to Nougat. Xiaomi indends to update 14 devices to Android Nougat. Ten will receive Android 7.0 Nougat: the Mi 5, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Redmi 4X, Redmi Note 4X, Mi Max, Mi 4C, Mi 4S, Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX. Four will receive Android 7.1 Nougat: the Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Mi 5C and Redmi 4X. Bad news for owners of the Mi 2, 2S, Mi 3 and Mi 4 though, as the hardware doesn't live up to the requirements for Nougat.

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Xiaomi's Mi 5 is getting the Nougat beta first. / © AndroidPIT

Incompatible smartphones

Nougat supports the Vulkan API for top-notch gaming graphics, and this requires hardware that can support Open GL ES 3.1. Mandatory support of OpenGL ES 3.1 was introduced just before Android 7.0 Nougat was finalized by Google. That means almost all the top phones from 2014 and those with Snapdragon 800/801 are inherently incompatible with Nougat. This includes the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 compact, Nexus 5, OnePlus X, Moto X (2014), HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.

If your device is too old to receive Nougat, see our article on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Unofficial updates via custom ROM

If you want to get Android Nougat but there is no official release for your device, you may consider flashing a custom ROM to get some nice new features. CyanogenMod 14.1 is based on Android 7.1 Nougat, and is available for many devices. Their official website is here, if you want to learn more or find out if your device is now compatible.

Does your phone have Android Nougat? What do you think about the Android update?

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  • Haha! Had 7.1.2 on my honor 5x since may.

  • So Samsung Galaxy tab S 8.4 wifi version wont get updates already? mine stop at version 6.0.1

  • Can I get Nougat update for my E7?

  • John 2 months ago Link to comment

    it wasn't till I switched from an unlocked nexus 5x to a Huawei p9 plus that has been unlocked from its original O2 set up that I realised how poor the update situation is. It seems that, even though this phone is unlocked I still have to wait for O2 to get their ass in gear before I can have Nougat. You've got to ask what is the incentive for the networks to issue this update when they know that at least some of us will capitulate and buy a new phone if they drag their feet enough. Meanwhile it would be helpful if you guys could publish an article on when each network will get around to the update rather than repeatedly telling us what the manufacturers are doing, and not just in the USA. I suspect that here in the UK the networks have agreed to synchronise their releases rather than compete to be first.

  • LG V10 is very late...why...?

  • Waiting for LG V10...
    WHY STUDIO LATE....?

  • How do I make my phone stop giving me constant notification reminders? It seems like one from the phone and one from the app

  • Android 7.0 Version G928W8VLUCQC8 now available in Canada. Downloaded it last night on S6 Edge +

  • Reg Joo 3 months ago Link to comment

    The honor 5X isn't getting the update to nougat, or emui 5.0, you're reading old news. There was, at one time, when honor said it would. The closer it got to the 2 year update policy,they changed their minds, and released a maintenance update that solved bugs mainly( I've been following this ever since I bought it). I waited, until late december, when they said no. Well I can get nougat other ways, and I did. TWRP'ed it ,rommed it with aicp rom, now it has 7.1.1 nougat on it. Nougat works very well, better than marshmallow, smoother, more responsive, native floating windows, substratum theme engine( as part of the rom), magisk root manager, etc.. Don't wait like I did, learn and apply, you'll be much happier in the end.

  • When will get Android 7 for Note 5 Duos SM-N9208?

  • Probably I'm not the first to write this, but this is ridiculous. When Microsoft comes out with a new windows version, nearly all devices can be used to install. The same for Ubuntu, Mint, Linux and others. Why is it not possible to get any android version running on any device. Are they so different? I think the way this OS is distributed, it is done for the purpose to make customers or users to upgrade to a new phone.
    The new features in an OS should benefit everybody and not just a chosen few. I believe that there are many people who buy a new phone, just to experience the new features of the latest OS. I call this customer manipulation.

  • I updated my Xperia X Performance (F8132) and now the battery percentage never reads more than 20%. Luckily it actually charges the battery but I can't tell where it is at all day. I know it worked prior to update because I had to charge the phone to above 50% to complete update and I saw it say 52% when I started update. I've read numerous accounts of Apple having this issue but so far haven't found a fix for androids..just when I bragged these phones up too.

  • Moussa 4 months ago Link to comment

    so, no Samsung tablet?

  • The Lenovo+Motorola ecosystem apart, Lenovo's standalone handsets such as the Vibe Series ( I own a Vibe K5 Note, an India specific product, a cracker of a fone in its price range, must admit) seem to have been completely forgotten in this update train.
    I've posted on the Lenovo support website twice, I think, only to have my grouse cooped up with similar grumbles into some sort of forgotten flightless superthread at the dark margins of Lenovo's android evolution ark. Short of saying,"No Nougat for youse !! If yall think its comin', you must be stupid, stupid, stupid", Lenovo's service website has made us Vibe K5 note buyers feel like that queasy cousin-from-the-sticks in almost every way possible.
    While its all to common for companies to focus on items that add to their topline, its their value offerings that ensure demand vitality and sustained recall/reorder rates, adding to marketshare. I hope Lenovo's head is not too far up its behind to smell whats wrong with their update policy (or lack thereof).

    Tl;dr : Lenovo , gimme that update date, yo ..

  • How the hell are you going to say nougat is not compatible with the Galaxy S5? For starters it was when they had common sense and had unlocked bootloaders. So what you do is your root the damn thing comma put on a custom recovery which apparently is a rare thing now. And you can Flash what other operating system you feel like. I gave my old S5 to my daughter who is six and now she is rocking that S7 edge with nougat not to mention all the features that all the foreign companies get. My daughter's S7 Edge has like 15 more different shortcuts and icons than my S7 Edge does. Not to mention a fully functioning download booster which apparently is people in the US are too fucking stupid to use or our service providers cell towers are so crappy that they can't actually provide a service like that. If you have a Galaxy S5 go look and XDA for real custom roms that will blow these Samsung shitwizs out of the water. It's pretty bad when I'm trying to trade my S7 Edge for my old S5. At least then I can customize it. The volume in the speakers on the S7 Edge complete crap. S7 edge and a badass pair of headphones on full blast I can barely hear the music when there's any background noise and that's because of course you can modify the system files on the S7 heaven forbid you want your music did not sound like shit. But these phones are so cool and badass That was supposed to be like flies to a bug zapper and not realize all the shit that they're actually taking away. IOS 8 has any more amped up security Samsung can stick their whole Flagship right up my ass. Is it too much to have Dolby and Beats audio on my phone or do mommy and daddy Samsung think that that shouldn't work for me. Just the way they think I need 25 Samsung apps and 30 Sprint apps that non-stop run in the background draining my battery. Maybe in a private person and all I absolutely love my phone locked into settings that shares my shit with anybody in the goddamn United States. You go visit one website the checkout one product and then the next week you're getting ads promoting that same one product that you looked at. And if you want to be grounded or not a friggin leave go ahead and keep buying the new updated samshits. If I wanted my phone locked in fucking toddler mode I would said it that way. When I pay $1,000 for a God damn piece of electronics I would like to think that I can customize it how I want. It's funny for such great phones you guys have the shittiest audio I've ever heard I have to use a fucking headphone amplifier just hear the music over some noise. Until they start unlocking their bootloaders and let people do what they want with their own fucking Electronics I would tell you to go back to an S5 because right now I have Rhymes that will turn it into a Note 7 and S7 Edge and in S7 edge with nougat. Which you can also add on a custom recovery Dolby Beats and Viper. If you ask me the S5 is when they had some common sense and let people make some modifications to their device. Do you want your house to look like every other person's house on the Block or would you like to customize in a little bit? If the s8 has any security like this S7 I will definitely never owned a Samsung device ever again unless it comes bootloader unlocked. I love how Samsung and their carriers decide which features that I want on my phone. Freedom of choice. I also buy a Windows PC but at least I can change out the operating system and put on Linux if I feel like it since I'm the one that paid $1,000 for it. You treat everybody like clay molds assuming her the same exact people with the same exact taste. Do you know how many people I know use your S Health bullshit. Not one. But apparently it's a must have app because otherwise that's just one of the 20 ways that you use to constantly monitor every single fucking person. I root my phone just to add on Dolby and disable all the tracking bullshit you guys slip in my rom. I know this sounds crazy but how about the possibility of letting people control their own fucking devices that they paid a thousand fucking dollars for. And do you guys actually test your products before you send them out the door? I plugged in that S7 Edge to a pair of badass headphones that I have and when there's any background noise whatsoever I can barely even hear the Damned music. But once I rooted it and put on Dolby beats and Viper it sounded amazing but you can't have that we're all little Samsung clones with the same exact interests . apparently. With your track record of making City electronics that are blowing up whether the B cell phones are washers you think you would might take advice from other people. You think it don't but your shit definitely stinks. If the Galaxy S8 or the Note 8 has this half-assed bullshit security that stops you from making any modifications to my phone I will take that thing and stick it up when you're Sprint employees asses. I don't tell you what you want and what you need I don't expect you to do the same. Besides no one wants your 30 Samsung and 30 Sprint apps running in the background Non-Stop. Call me crazy but what do you think people want a removable battery because they know yours are shit. Not to mention you're losing a lot of people because of this or someone pays a fucking thousand dollars for something let them customize it the way they want to fucking customize it. Unless they're modifying it to fucking hack Samsung and Sony and shit then what big of a deal is it? You think you guys just got this fucking perfect phone? Yeah just as perfect is that note 7 grenade you guys call the phone. Get your shit right listen to your people because I guarantee everyone is jumping ship with your Sam shit products. Not to mention you guys have top-of-the-line Hardware and bottom of the line performance explain that one. I can because I have 98 fucking apps running in the background apparently everybody wants to use Samsung health. I'm pretty sure in America when you're monitoring cell phones and stalking people and tracking your every movement it's called harassment and stalking and I'm pretty sure that's a felony

    • Lee Mc 4 months ago Link to comment

      Brian, I agree 200%. Had the S5, loved it, cracked the screen badly, went to replace it, and they were giving S7s with VR goggles, and software for CHEAPER than a new S5. I still wanted the S5, but gave in at the Verizon store. BIG MISTAKE!
      I'm fighting with the S7 apps almost everyday to STOP. Stop running, stop notifications, stop updates, STOP!
      Whose phone is it anyway.
      Sound level is low as you mentioned, I listen to music/podcasts a lot .... it sucks now.
      My 2 year old S5 battery could still go 2 days with moderate use. In 2 years we will all be carrying battery packs, and cords plugged into our 2 year old S7s.
      My autocorrect and auto fill are putting in strangers e-mail addresses??? WTH?
      My GPS has screwed me 4 or 5 times. My location is 2-3 blocks off. That's big in the city. Never happened with S5.
      S Health just updated 64MB app I NEVER use. The VR Oculus software is ridiculous. STOP!
      I have a permanent, "Contact Permission needs to be updated" notification. No thanks.

      I swear these device manufacturers and service providers are now making as much revenues for collecting OUR DATA as selling the devices.

      I thing the S7 has double the RAM, and double the storage FOR SAMSUNG to collect App data, not for me.

      If you find a place that still has NEW S5s. BUY ONE! I don't feel confident "rooted" my S7.

    • Dwarfer66 3 months ago Link to comment

      You have been thinking about this alot haven't you?

  • just installed the update on my Z5 and to be honest cannot see a lot of difference so don't think your missing a lot if you haven't had the update yet?

  • Things move forward with Android 7, new phones have this by default but i have a question as these new versions of Android roll out, its connectivity.

    I am no expert with software , i have a mate 9 on Android 7, i purchased it last December. I also purchased a new car, a citroën c4 aircross. My phone connects to other vehicles no problem, even other new cars but it will not connect to my c4 via Bluetooth . I have contacted citroën and was told its due to the phone having android 7 which the car does not support? They are looking at it but my question is, are phones moving forward so quickly that other devices will have problems keeping up with the software as it appears that not all phones seem backwards compatible? Has anyone else had this issue, or a solution?

    • Bastian Siewers
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      5 months ago Link to comment

      In general, the device does not need to support a specific Android version, but a specific Bluetooth version. But this is mostly important for certain functions. You should be able to connect the two either way. The problem with Bluetooth is.. well, it still has its problems. It's not the first time that a car system does not connect to a phone. Sadly there isn't any real solution if it simply does not work. I remember a customer when I worked at Vodafone who bought a new and a new phone and came back really annoyed because he thought we made a mistake giving him that specific phone. He switched to an iPhone, just to realize that that phone didn't work either with his car. He never really found a solution :(

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