Google’s Android Nougat is still very young in the smartphone market. In fact, only one smartphone has been released so far that runs this OS – LG V20.
As for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, they are also based on the latest version of Android Nougat, but they are not yet available for purchasing. As at the time of this writing, Android 7.1 Nougat is only available on Pixel and Pixel XL, but the likes of Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C should be getting the public beta version before the end of this month. The Nexus 9, Nexus Player as well as Nexus 6 will also be part of the Nougat update.
With Android Marshmallow as the reference point, it is easy to say that Motorola may be the first to unveil the latest Android Nougat for its devices. This is true because the company led the way as far as Marshmallow is concerned and as at the time of this writing, it is among the few OEMs that have already confirmed the list of handsets that will receive the Nougat treat.
For Motorola fans using the 2016 Moto G and Moto Z handsets, be sure that Android Nougat is coming your way. The Lenovo-owned company has also confirmed the same update for the entire list of 3rd-gen Moto X variants alongside the Moto Droid Turbo, Droid Maxx 2 as well as the Nexus 6. Sony also did the same a while ago, listing the likes of Xperia X series, Xperia Z5 series, Xperia Z3+, and Xperia Z4 Tablet as the major beneficiaries of its Nougat efforts.
HTC started teasing its users about Android Nougat updates even before the OS was out. Back then, the tech giant confirmed that last year’s HTC One M9 and One A9 will join this year’s HTC 10 in receiving the Nougat treat before the end of 2016. The company has not talked about its recent HTC Desire 10 handsets, but they should be joining up with the flagships later in 2017.
The Samsung family will be happy to know that the company is actively working on the update for this year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Once these have been updated with Android Nougat, the attention will turn to last year’s Galaxy Note 5 and the entire Galaxy S6 lineup. As for the midrange Galaxy A, Galaxy C and Galaxy J series, those using the 2016 models can have their hopes high, but the update may take up to the second half of next year for it to show up.
In a surprising move, T-Mobile has also come in with a list of its own that features a number of major names in the industry. These include Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 7 (which has now been canceled temporarily), Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6. The carrier also sheds some light on the LG devices that are being lined up for the Android Nougat update. These are led by the LG V10, LG G5, LG Stylo 2 Plus as well as LG G Pad X 8.0