Google?s next-gen mobile OS, Android Nougat 7.0 is out for quite sometime now. Unfortunately, it has been limited to the Nexus line of devices for now. Google also launched its Pixel and Pixel XL devices on Android 7.1. Hopefully though, the Android Nougat update will be hitting almost all other devices soon enough.
Android 7.1 on Nexus, Pixel Phones
The Google designed Nexus devices are the first ones to get the latest Android updates. The tech giant officially rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat on August 22. Google confirmed that Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C would all be getting an over-the-air updates. However, the Nexus 5 has been put over hold.
On December 5, Google confirmed the release of Android 7.1.1 for Nexus and Pixel devices. This will be rolling out to:
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 9
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
- General Mobile 4G (Android One)
The latest version of the Android is already out and almost all of the devices will receive the update in the upcoming weeks of December.
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Android 7.0 update
Obviously one of the biggest Android smartphone manufacturers, Samsung, will be the first phone maker to offer the latest Android build of Nougat. ?The South Korean electronics giant is reportedly preparing to roll out the latest version of the Android Nougat 7.1.1 to its flagship devices within the next few weeks. The company would be skipping the 7.0 ?and instead be updating directly to 7.1.1.
Of course its flagship devices–the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge, will be the first to get the software update. The Note 5, the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge devices are all also set to receive the update, reports have claimed.
Sony Android Nougat Update
Sony has finally announced that Nougat has started to roll out to owners of the Xperia XZ, the brand’s current flagship, reports Trusted Reviews. The slightly older Xperia X Performance is also getting the update. Not surprisingly, the two are the most powerful phones released by Sony this year. However, updates aren?t instant and are rolling out slowly.
Lenovo’s Moto brand back in October revealed a list of devices that would receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The company confirmed that the Moto Z lineup and the Moto G4 would be the first ones to receive the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update. In addition, NDTV Gadgets confirmed that the Moto X Play may also directly receive the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.
However, the majority of mobile devices are likely to receive the next Android update in the upcoming months of 2017. As usual, the unlocked devices will be the first ones to receive the OTA updates. The carrier-based devices, however, will take time before the update rolls out for them.