Android Nougat Update: Here are all the new phones that now have the operating system
Android Nougat is almost everywhere now. At the time of the Android Nougat software update release last August, Google brought the new software to the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One). The company rolled out an update for the software in December — Android 7.1.1 — promising "many of the cool features of Pixel" and "improvements to stability and performance." Several devices received an OTA (over the air) software update including the devices that were updated in August, as well as the Pixel XL.
Since then, Samsung announced that an array of devices will receive the update, like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8. The two devices that were said to receive the update but still remain undetermined are the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A8, reports Digital Trends. Earlier this week, Verizon joined the likes of AT&T and Sprint by offering the Android Nougat update (the original 7.0 version) for Samsung Galaxy Note 5s and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Digital Trends also reports the ZTE Axon 7, the Alcatel A3 XL, nine devices in the Sony Xperia line (Z3+, Z4 tablet, Z5, Z5 compact, Z5 premium, X, X Compact, X Performance and XZ), and six Huawei devices (Mate 9, Mate 8, P9, P9 Plus, P9 Lite and Honor 8) have also received the Nougat update as well since its release.
The OnePlus 3 and 3T got their Nougat-based OxygenOS update in December and, according to a Reddit AMA, the OnePlus 2 will also receive Android Nougat in the near future. The LG V20 came equipped with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and the LG G5 has since received the update. The two other LG devices slated to get the upgrade in the future are the LG V10 and the LG V4.
Current HTC devices with the 7.0 update are the HTC 10, HTC One A9, HTC One M9 and the HTC Bolt, reports Digital Trends. And, should a Twitter screenshot be believed, then Sprint may be rolling out the software update for the HTC One M9. Upcoming devices from HTC, like the U Ultra and the U Play, will come pre-loaded with Nougat.
Motorola has shared a confirmed list of devices that will get Nougat 7.0. Thus far, nine devices — Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z (Unlocked), Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, Moto G4 Play, Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 — have received the update. Still waiting for the new software, says Digital Trends, are Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Play (Droid Maxx 2) and Moto X Force (Droid Turbo 2).
As some devices are still in line to get Nougat 7.0 and 7.1, Google is ready for Android 7.1.2 — it is currently in beta phase. On April 3, Android 7.1.2 started rolling out to Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player devices. A Google spokesperson told Ars Technica that the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 will not receive the Android 7.1.2 update but will receive security updates.