The latest Android 7.0 Nougat has been released for several smartphones in the market, some of the flagship smartphones are in fact running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, however, there are loads of phones that are sill in the queue and waiting for the update notification.
The seventh iteration of Android was launched in 2016 and was later upgraded throughout the year. These upgrades include 72 new emojis, night mode, bundled notification, enhanced security update, improved battery optimisation, multi-window options and numerous other value-added features to enhance user experience.
After few months of launching Android 7.0 Nougat, Google had released Nougat 7.1.1 for top-end smartphones like Pixel that promise to bring “many of the cool features of Pixel to everyone.” Now the question here arises is that when your smartphone will be getting an OTA update? will it surely get? Or should you install the update manually? or you might have to get the help of CyanogenMod OS to taste the Nougat flavour with the existing handset.
Android Nougat 7.0: Samsung
According to the Sunday Express, Samsung released its fourth Android Nougat update for Galaxy X7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners already signed up for its Galaxy Beta Program, suggesting an official release is on the horizon. In November, the South Korean company rolled out Nougat beta for users living in the United States, United Kingdom and South Korea with active Samsung Accounts and either the Galaxy Beta Program app or the Samsung Members app. Access to the beta operating system is currently closed, but existing members of the Galaxy Beta program can check out the new update, which comes with bug improvements, via the Galaxy app.
Android Nougat 7.0: LG
In November, LG announced the availability of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for G5 users in South Korea, followed by a release in the Americas and Asia. A month later, G5 owners in Canada can also receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update, Android Authority reports.
Android Nougat 7.0: Motorola
Motorola announced in October which devices would be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The list includes: Moto G (4th Gen), 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, Moto Z Play Droid and Nexus 6.
Exact release dates for these units vary depending on factors like country and carrier — the Moto Z reportedly received the update Dec. 20 — but the company will be posting updates here. The update will make the smartphones Daydream-compatible, reports Engadget, making them the first smartphones aside from Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL ready for Google’s $79 VR headset.
Android Nougat 7.0: Nexus
Nexus received the Android update at the end of August. Those who own Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6 phones — in addition to the Nexus 9 and Pixel C tablets — could begin the new operating system and its many features. The second developer preview of software was reportedly made available in November for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus 9.
On Dec. 5, Android 7.1.1 became available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One), TechCrunch reports.
Note: Some of the phones not listed here, like Galaxy Note 3, Moto G3, LG G3, could be upgraded to Nougat with the help of CynogenMod OS.