Still waiting for your Android to get Android Nougat? Well, we’re increasingly getting better intel from all Android manufacturers and carriers regarding the Android Nougat release date.
See below for more information about when – or if – your Android will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update! Remember: this is the update that will allow your phone to work with Google’s Daydream View VR headset.
Most Nexus users already have the Android Nougat update. The update has already been released for most of Google’s Nexus lineup released in the last 18 months, including the Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9, and the Pixel C tablet.
In fact, Nexus users can already get their hands on Android 7.1 simply by joining the Android Developer Program. Google will release several iterations of Android 7.1 over the next few months before the final release is available, so it’s an easy way to get your hands on new features before they’re available to the public.
Samsung users’ long wait for Nougat is almost over. Samsung has released an official beta program that lets you try out the update early (assuming you own an S7 or S7 Edge). However, you’ll have to deal with a fair number of bugs before the official release.
After Samsung is finished with testing, your wait isn’t over. Samsung will send the update to carriers for approval – that’s where the longest wait typically is.
Samsung users undoubtedly remember the fact that the AT&T Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, for example, received Android Marshmallow in June 2016, 8 months after the software was first released. Meanwhile, international unlocked Samsung devices (which don’t have to wait for carrier approval) were updated in February.
In any case, the S7 and S7 Edge will likely receive Nougat before any previous-generation Samsung models – like the S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, and Note 5, all of which are receiving the update.
Samsung users can expect the update to arrive on unlocked versions in January/February 2017, while carrier updates should appear around April/May/June 2017.
The Moto Z and Moto Z Force have both received the Android Nougat 7.1 update – the only two Motorola phones to have received the update thus far.
Motorola has mentioned that the update is rolling out around the world, so it should be available on all unlocked Motorola models in the very near future.
If you have a Verizon-branded Motorola, then you won’t receive the Android Nougat update at the same time as unlocked Motorolas. Fortunately, Verizon does a decent job of keeping you updated through this page.
Motorola claims that they’re bringing Nougat to a surprising range of phones. In this blog post, Motorola explained that the update will be available on all of the following smartphones:
- 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
- Nexus 6
T-Mobile is one of the few major carriers that actually seems to care about when its users get the update. The company has a dedicated software update page that lists which phones are scheduled to receive the Android Nougat update.
Unfortunately, T-Mobile hasn’t given us any details about when that update will arrive. We’d put our bets on a release schedule similar to Samsung, with updates arriving in March/April/May 2017.
T-Mobile Androids scheduled to receive the update include:
- HTC 10
- HTC One M9
- LG V10
- LG G5
- LG Pad X 8.0
- Stylo 2 Plus
- Galaxy Note 5
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 Edge
- Galaxy S6 Edge+
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 Edge
HTC has been oddly quiet about its support for Android Nougat, saying only that it will support the update – but offering few other details.
We know that Android Nougat is coming to the HTC 10 because we’ve seen leaked screenshots on Twitter. We also expect the update to arrive on HTC flagships. But beyond that, HTC has left users in the dark.
LG’s G5 is the next phone on this list to get the Nougat update. You may already have it by the time you read it. The G5 recently received a 1.3GB security download as part of its November patch.
The only holdup at this point is the carriers. Even so, LG flagships should receive the update sometime in the near future.
The other Nougat-related LG news comes from the LG V20, which arrived bundled with Nougat onboard. The V20 was featured prominently all across the Nougat release page.
Sony has given us some specific details about its plans for Nougat, including which models will reiceve the update.
So far, Sony has confirmed that all of the following phones will receive the Nougat update (although they did not provide a timeline at all):
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
- Xperia X
- Xperia XA
- Xperia XA Ultra
- Xperia X Performance
Sony explained that they’re adding new features and functions to Nougat, although once again, we don’t’ have any information about the specific release schedule.