Lenovo is reportedly lining up the new Android 7.0 Nougat update for a number of handsets from its mid-range family.
As at the time of this writing, the official list has not been put out by the company, however, there are a number of new handsets that should, without a doubt, be part of the update. The names that have popped up so far include the likes of Lenovo K5 Note, Lenovo K4 Note as well as the Lenovo ZUK Z2.
If the rumors are true, these mid-rangers will happen to be the first to receive this OS, possibly even ahead of a number of other Android flagships. This follows reports that claim the said Lenovo handsets could be ready for the new Android 7.0 Nougat update as early as next month. In addition to the already-mentioned handsets, Lenovo is also expected to include the likes of ZUK Z2 Pro, Vibe X3, Vibe Phab 2, Phab 2 Plus as well as the Phab 2 Pro in the list.
For those who are still rocking the Lenovo K3 Note, ZUK Z1 or even the Lenovo Vibe Phab Plus handsets, the latest Android 7.0 Nougat will not be coming your way, notably because of compatibility issues associated with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801.
Lenovo is also expected to make the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update available for a list of Motorola flagships and mid-rangers within the coming months or even weeks. These include the Moto Z series, the Moto G4 handsets as well as other such as the Moto X and Moto E handsets from 2015. The date of this is still unknown, but considering that Motorola was the first to roll out Android Marshmallow, expectations are high that the same will also be happening as far as Android 7.0 Nougat is concerned.
The first Android 7.0 Nougat phone – the LG V20 – will start selling on September 29, but this will only be happening in its home country. Whether Lenovo will have updated the K5 Note and K4 Note by the time the V20 comes to the U.S. still remains a mystery. Only time will tell.