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Android 7 Nougat update overview for smartphones and tablets

Android 7 Nougat update overview for smartphones and tablets

Android 7.0 Nougat isn't the latest version but accounts for about a quarter of devices and is still growing. To find out if your device will get Nougat, hit the links below to jump straight to the latest from your manufacturer or scroll down to find out whether your device will receive the update.

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Availability by manufacturer

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

Asus

Asus Zenfone 3 and 4 can rejoice at getting Oreo, but there's been no official support for the earlier lines (such as Zenfone 2) getting Nougat. However, several unofficial ROMs exist that can get you close enough to Nougat if you're really dying to upgrade.

Google

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.1.1 Android 7.1.2
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).

HTC

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.1.1
HTC 10 Yes  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

The HTC U11 flagship has received Oreo, and the HTC 10 is soon to follow. The HTC Bolt/10 Evo comes with Nougat out-of-the-box. For those of you who own an unlocked HTC 10 still on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you needn't wait any longer. You can update the device directly via the HTC website.

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The HTC 10 received Android 7.0 Nougat. / © AndroidPIT

Huawei / Honor

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1
Huawei Mate 8 Yes N/A
Huawei P9 Yes N/A
Huawei P9 Plus Yes N/A
Huawei P9 Lite Yes N/A
nova Yes N/A
nova Plus Yes N/A
Honor 8 Yes N/A
Honor 5X Yes N/A
Honor 5C Yes 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 No N/A
Huawei Mediapad M3 Yes N/A
Huawei G8 No N/A
Honor 6X Yes N/A

The Mate 9 was the first Huawei phone to come with Nougat, via EMUI 5. But, Huawei has brought Nougat to some of its other devices. Huawei's version of Android 7.0 Nougat comes in the form of its EMUI skin version 5.0. 

Devices not receiving the update to EMUI 5/Nougat include 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 Yes N/A
Droid Turbo 2 Yes 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 Yes N/A
Moto X Force Yes N/A
Moto X Play Yes N/A
Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen) Yes N/A
Moto X Style Yes N/A
Moto Z Yes Yes
Moto Z Droid Yes N/A
Moto Z Force Yes N/A
Moto Z Force Droid Yes N/A
Moto Z Play Yes Yes
Moto Z Play Droid Yes 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 rollout 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, and plenty of devices are also slated to get Android Oreo.

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.

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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 Possible N/A
LG G4 Yes N/A
LG G5 Yes N/A
LG V10 Yes N/A
LG V20 Yes N/A

The LG V20 was the first smartphone to ship with Android Nougat right out of the box. 

Geekbench benchmark results from an LG G3 running Nougat have popped up online, meaning it could come soon. Still not official word on whether owners of this older device will see the update some OTA.

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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 got an update before it even hit shelves in the United States, and Nokia continues their impressive track record with Oreo updates slated for a range of its newer devices.

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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 Yes N/A
NVIDIA Shield K1 Yes N/A
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Android Nougat arrived on Nvidia's tablets in 2017. / © 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, is going through the beta phase for Android 8.0 Oreo. 

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.

As for the OnePlus X, its 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) Yes 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 9.7 No No Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) Yes TBA TBA
Samsung Galaxy Tab E No No Yes
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Rumored TBA TBA
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Yes TBA TBA

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and Galaxy Tab E

The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and Galaxy Tab E received an update directly to Android 7.1.1. which will be the final supported version for these devices with no word as to whether they will get any security updates.     

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. 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.

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The Galaxy S7 now runs Nougat. / © AndroidPIT

Sony

Device Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.1.1
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

The Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZ, XZS, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact are already able to update to Android 8.0 Oreo. X Performance and X Compact are expected to follow soon.

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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

Xiaomi has an inspiring update policy, but, even if the device gets a MIUI update, it doesn't necessarily mean that it gets an Android version update too. This is the unfortunate case 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 got Nougat 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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  • For each of these smartphones, are these the updates that the phone can receive or not receive over the air? Can I install the update through the terminal?


  • kevin Oct 1, 2017 Link to comment

    How About Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015) get Update to Android 7 ???


  • If your phone is not on the list. make sure to check out Androidjungles.com for Rom update.


  • My1 Aug 15, 2017 Link to comment

    they really should update the note 4. it IS the latest available Note device after all here in Germany.


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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 May 8, 2017 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 +


  • 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 Mar 10, 2017 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 ..

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  • 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 Mar 21, 2017 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.


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


    • I personally HATE Nougat 7.1.1 took forever to get the OTA update option.
      finally get it, and battery drain is nasty, doing the same thing always did, chews up at least 20% more battery at minimum (on marshmallow the stock one came with phone) only had to charge the phone once per week minimum, usually when shut phone down on Friday, would not actually have to charge it until monday maybe tuesday sometimes, with Nougat, monday through to maybe thursday if am lucky, use it nowhere nearly as long have to turn off nearly everything or battery drain is that much more pronounced.

      the battery meter used to show the day AND time approximate ofc, now it just shows estimated hours, not day nor time, basically useless, as it is NOT calibrated.

      with the stock OS on my phone (Moto G4 Play XT1607) I was easily able to get a nice volume booster because the default volume levels were super low even maxed out, they did one update (forget the number) to the next "new" version of marshmallow, they did some security updates in I think was september 2016, nougat was available in like december 2017...battery life, functionality, volume levels every update got worse and worse, but if you wanted the security updates only you are SOL, because the moment you install these it seemed to reset/reinstall things you turned off/do not want or use.

      fc android does not make a 1 click option to revert OS upgrades, and if you send email to Moto, they say "impossible to backtrack to factory OS" yet they know full well that is a BS excuse, they just do not want to provide the option, they rather you scrub your phone and pay shipping to them (possibly pay extra charges if they deem phone was damaged) and THEY will reformat to the "factory" version, instead of giving YOU the option to backup your data, reinstall the stock OS, put back all your files etc etc, and only opt in for the security specific options.

      night and day superior to what Apple does (from my experience) but, still the same BS
      put out updates that keep your phone safe/secure put reduce functionality and screw around with the GUI and you have to learn and reset everything all over again, they really should keep security and the UI/settings 100% completely separate from each other and build in a user accessible option in the "control panel" of the phone when you are actually on it to backtrack changes you do not like..something as "simple" as clear partition data, "power off phone, hold down this button and this button, then press this one and this one, select this option, then do this, then wait for 5-10+ mins" you follow their EXACT instructions and it DOES NOT WORK.

      Nougat is a nightmare, if I had any other viable option, I would throw my phone in the garbage..a "smartphone" is useful, very nice to have, but they are wicked expensive (in some cases) are easily damaged (in most cases) upgrades to the OS that you are often enough forced into or lose total functionality (mostly Apple, but mana Android as well forcing users to upgrade the OS OR cannot access what they were able to a few days prior because of a few kb/mb "patch" that does NOTHING but lock customers out from accessing thier software/hardware that has already been paid for)

      anyways....Moto "policy" is 2 OS upgrades, even if those upgrades have not been fully tested to make sure they are not WORSE than the one that came with the phone in the first place (such as battery life)
      but here we are, got 1 free that made worse, updates that made worse still "but are more secure" and the "final one" that took 1 year longer for them to give access to that was worse still "but has some pretty nifty features"

      the modern phone, easily breakable, costs more than it should considering they tend to be crazy low cost to make in the first place, and little "features" such as easy to find and easily replaced batteries and headphone jacks "oh we made the phone thinner and got rid of things like that because that is not what our customers want" nahh we want to overpay for something that get progressively easier to break and constantly gets updated to make it less and less functional (overall) then it did when it shipped (thanks apple, you set in motion a bunch of #$%#$% by the industry at large)

      done venting now, wont fix anything, because the "powers that be" do not give a damn, that much is obvious


  • 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?


    • 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 :(


  • When will be for Huawei P9 lite ??


  • Will be moving to Google Pixel phone at end of current contract. Samsung just take far too long in upgrading and end support for older models far too early. I like to keep up to date and Google have obviously decided to take the lead away from other manufacturers.


  • amar Feb 8, 2017 Link to comment

    any possibility nougat for oppo f1s?
    when I will get official nougat update for oppo f1s!!?


  • No ZTE
    No Alcatel
    I guess I need to visit their websites for OS Software Update info 😏


  • When will hawed media pad m3 get the update


  • Bought her a 2016 Tab A 10.1". That is on MM 6.0.1. There are so many versions of each device, that I am wondering if that will get updated.


  • My wife has a 2016 Moto G4 with nigh on stock android Marshmallow 6.0.1. Your list says that it WILL get Nougat, but only 7- why not 7.1.1 ??


  • As Samsung missed out the Note 5 in Europe- don't know why, a bigger market than USA- then I think Samsung should have made an effort to put Nougat out for Note 4. Nougat 7.1.1 works great on my old S3 (Gti9300) which has only 1gb of internal memory--the Note has 3 gb. What the S3 doesn't have is any bloatware. Note has a fair bit, not so much as S5, but still too much. Samsung probably never look at these forums, a pity because they themselves could learn from them.
    Looks as if I will have to go down the rooting road to get updates.


  • Got Nougat on my UK (BTU) S7 Edge yesterday (18th Jan). Now awaiting for my nVidia Shield TV (2015) and Xperia Z4 LTE tablet ...


  • Sony have released it now for the Z5 but i probably won't get it for another two months because ee which is my provider won't release it till they've done all their tests which takes forever.


  • Incredibly great


  • I'm not with Optus AU but Telstra AU, and it looks like we are being bent over again when it comes to updates here in Australia. It's bad enough when my carrier releases updates 5 months after everyone else gets them.


    • Which device do you have?


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        @ Brittany. It says on Dwarfer66's profile a S6 edge,S7 edge I read somewhere I think? and a Tab S.
        @Dwarfer66. I know the feeling same here in south africa, I think it's even worse in south africa than in Australia when it comes to updates. I flashed my device with European firmware, much better and much more frequent updates since.


  • Galaxy Tab A (2016) will this get the new update


  • Samsung owners will start receiving Nougat update soon after Google releases Android 8.0

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  • Nougat update for Samsung s7 edge, i hope it will be so sooon.


  • rick Dec 8, 2016 Link to comment

    ill have the s8 befor i see the update fot the s7. Samsung updates suck. always gotta wait too long

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    • The update for the S7 should come soon! Hopefully updates will be faster in the future! Thanks for your comment, Rick.


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      Indeed you will receive nougat soon, as promised by samsung,.... soon after the s8 range is released. They do it every year won't surprise me if it's the same this year. They will probably test untill February/March or so and then carriers etc. will "test" and add bloatware and all of their rubbish apps and then the S8 will be released and after a month or so you will see nougat if you are lucky... very lucky. And if you install non-carrier firmware you might get it a month or so before carrier versions. So not a advantage in either case as the s8 will have it already if you purchase the s8.


  • Hard to believe the validity of an article that says that Nougat is "Coming soon" for the Note 7. Don't think so.


  • I didn't get the opportunity to apply for the Android 7.0 beta version for Galaxy S7 Edge.


  • Waiting for Android 7.0 on my Galaxy S7 edge


    • We will likely see the first public roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat updates with Samsung's latest UX for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge models soon.

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  • quote

    The Galaxy S5 is incompatible with Nougat, sadly.
    end quote

    I do not see why/how this can be?

    Samsung S5 Plus SM-G901F CM 14 and CM 14.1 see XDADEVELOPERS forum.

    Still I do not get how S5 would be incompatible for the latest Android. I think it's a marketing-scam of Samsung making no effort to build a Rom version Nougat for this phone. 🖓


    • At least there's CM for the phones that get left behind. It would be great if manufacturers could ensure updates for all their phones which are still being used by a significant number of people, instead of just updating a handful of the newest phones.


  • I have been ready to purchase an Asus Zenpad Z500M, tablet, that has 6.0 installed. Asus will not inform me or anyone else if it will be ever upgraded.
    In looking at this, you can see that Asus is NOT listed at all, so apparently any Asus tablets and phones WILL NOT be upgraded. So sad to see. Below is the list who have already had Nougat pushed to them or are scheduled to get it. Asus is conspicuously missing:
    Google, HTC, Huawei/Honor, Lenovo/Motorola, LG, OnePlus, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi


  • Seeing as UK never got Note 5, and very few Note 7's got to these shores, then I think that the last PROPER Note, the Note 4' should be updated to android 7. My Note 4 is still NOT 2 years old


  • When Android one 1st gen will get nogut update?


  • We all always want updates, but why would anyone feel "cheated?" The paragraph under the heading "Incompatible Phones" explains that this isn't an arbitrary decision, but rather one based on compatibility of hardware. "... this requires hardware that can support Open GL ES 3.1. " This requirement will exclude many phones with older processors and graphics.


  • Time to buy a new one sugar


  • I have a Nexus 5 and I feel cheated that I can't get the Nougat update. I don't think that the phone is that old that I feel it should be allowed to have the update. I hope they don't expect me to buy a new phone just to be able to have the update


  • At the moment there's a public beta of Android 7 (with EMUI 5.0) rolling out to the Huawei P9 - if you have joined via their Beta app.


  • Don't no


  • When will T-Mobile pin down a date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 update. I keep hearing that it's on the way, but no firm date yet.
    So that we are clear I read the article here. But it still doesn't give a lock down date.

    According to iTech Post, many Samsung devices are scheduled to get the the Nougat update soon, possibly in December. Now, T-Mobile posted that it's "preparing to deliver a software update" for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. We'll let you know when we hear from other carriers.


  • Just reading the comments a bit further back...people are still waiting for their 7.0 update...sometimes delays in updates are brought about by the carrier you are using.
    For example, here in Australia, Telstra holds updates back because they are 'testing' them for 'compatibility'...one of the many reasons I don't use them anymore.
    We haven't had a single issue since we started with Optus...just sayin'


  • Which today as warned consumers that Updates for Phones or Pc can also cause morning drainage on Batteries,and even warned people that the Nougat update can cut the battery life more on Android web browsing more,so i think i will wait for a bit until Nougat is sorted out and cut battery draining


  • I've been running the beta 7.0 on my SM-G930F for a few days and it's flawless except the theme store.


  • I've been running 7.0 on my Nexus 6P since I received it OTA back in September...it seems like a tweaked 6.1 but I love it.


  • I am running a custom nougat rom on my s7 edge, and I must say it is very smooth and fast.


  • I asked Honor about Nougat for 4C, and they said, that it will get Nougat.


  • Waiting for 7.1 on my Nexus 6 :)


  • Nice to see that the LG G4 will be getting Nougat.


  • Android Nougat 7.0 is released for Moto G4 plus and Moto Z, in Indian market but still my mobile can't show any update I don't know what the reason behind of this...


  • Moto g3 should get android N


  • I hope the lg v10 gets the update


  • steve Sep 28, 2016 Link to comment

    I think google could use a few tips off the rooted fraternity for some of ideas with this hyped up 7.0 launch.


  • Don't expect for Android N update not unless you have a latest device hardware.


    • Yes I just found out that my Nexus 5 is not include. So very disappointed actual pissed and mad. It is still a good phone with lots of features it should be allowed the update


  • untrue about Huawei, last year just after Android M was released, Huawei released it on their newer devices, ahead of most competitors.


  • steve Sep 26, 2016 Link to comment

    If you've got a stable marshmallow 6.1 I wouldn't worry to much about nougat 7.0 its not that mind blowing.


  • I want nougat on my nexsus 7 2013 how to get it


  • I've had Android N (beta) on my Nexus 6 for a few months. There were a few minor issues E.g. not being able the attach an image from the camera app in a text, but it's smooth sailing now. All aboard! Thanks G!!!


  • Danyea Aug 31, 2016 Link to comment

    I'm using an alldaymall 4.4.3 tablet, bummers.😑


  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 có được nên 7.0 không ạ


  • FOR LG USERS

    Last year LG got its flagship phones on the latest version of Android within just two months of it hitting Nexus devices. That might not sound that impressive, but trust us, that’s seriously speedy in Android update terms.
    Although the Korean manufacturer is currently remaining tight-lipped on its Android Nougat plans, we’re quietly confident that at least a couple of its latest handsets will be on the latest version of Android in a similar timeframe this time round. The most likely candidates are the modular LG G5 and high-end LG V10 as well as last year’s LG G4 and, of course, the LG-made Nexu X5


  • Haven't seen any info on updating Note 5. Anyone heard anything?


  • Loffea Aug 23, 2016 Link to comment

    Great. That is good for me to look forward.


  • Motorola, please, don't disappoint me! I have an X Play here!


  • I have s7 edge but there's no radio and i want if can update or upgrate my mob s7 edge


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    Sony has started another beta program to test android 7, this one for owners of X Performance


  • what about Note 5 regarding Nougat update, if there any news, do share please


  • for LAVA phones...


  • Rideau Aug 12, 2016 Link to comment

    "The Galaxy Note 6 may launch with Android 7.0 Nougat in the late summer, but if not, the update shouldn't be far behind."

    The Galaxy Note 7 (and note the Note 6) will receive Nougat between october and november, according to Korea Times.


  • My nexus 6 hasn't received its update of Nougat, why is it delaying? It's 6th August, who has receive his /her update on Nexus 6?


  • Hafker Jul 18, 2016 Link to comment

    Tell me if unofficial built Android N for Lenovo a706_ROW I used marshmallow now


  • I hope that lg g4 will receive updates.


  • Fingers crossed over here that Nougat makes it quick: or heck, even makes it to Motorola. Levono might own the company but the stock Android and heart remains.

    Chris, will you be updating this article as the news come along? I really need Nougat, since I'm willingly skipping Marshmallow for personal reasons.


    • Hi, Vinicius. Yes, I will be updating this article as more devices are confirmed and as they begin tor receive the update. Stay tuned. I'm also interested to see how timely Lenovo is with updates to the new Moto range.


  • Samsung should give Galaxy s4 a good final OS version. 5.0.1 has many bugs.


  • I am waiting for Android N. It will be great fun.....


  • When will the Android N be released? I found a guy who make a comparison video on Android N, Android 6.0 and Android 5.1, it is interesting and worth watching.


  • I have the Samsung S5 Plus ( SM-G901F) and I think like you already wrote in the article Samsung will not upgrade for my phone. Still waiting for MM at this time also...
    So I think I will keep an eye to XDA-DEVELOPERS forum and in time there will be a rooted version for our phones there. No new phone for me.
    I still have the old phone (S2) and guess what? XDA developers wrote CM13 wich is in fact Marshmallow for this phone. The Rom runs smoothly and without fail ever.
    Funny somehow ... I mean: my old phone runs on MM even before the official rollout from Samsung for my new phone has started! LOL :-)


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    levono

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