Google has officially launched its latest operating system update, Android Nougat 7.0. While we know that LG’s V20 is going to be the first ever non-stock Android running smartphone that’s going to come with the update without having to go through that tiresome process, we have compiled a list of 8 Android smartphones that are definitely going to receive the update. Can you guess all 8 Android smartphones correctly? Let’s see how well you did.
1. Nexus 6P
The premium flagship Nexus is still a worthy smartphone despite better phones being released with much better hardware. The Nexus 6P’s trump card is the fact that it’s running stock Android, which presents the cleanest form of Android possible and its clear cut advantage is that it’s going to receive the latest software and security updates before any other Android smartphone out there.
2. Nexus 5X
The smaller brother of the 2015 Nexus lineup is Nexus 5X. Though in pure hardware specification terms, Nexus 5X might be unable to run at the same pace as the larger and evidently more powerful Nexus 6P, the fact that it too is running stock Android means that it’s going to receive Google’s software updates much quicker than any Android smartphone out there.
3. LG V20
LG V20 is said to be upcoming crown jewel of the company. Where the G5 failed, LG V20 will attempt to pick up the pieces, so let us hope that the company prepared some worthy upgrades that deem the handset a ‘phone to buy’. One other advantage of purchasing an LG V20 is that it’s going to be the first ever non-stock Android running smartphone to get Android Nougat 7.0 running immediately after you remove the smartphone from its packaging. LG is known for heavily customizing the UI, which means that on top of all the features that you’ll get with Android Nougat 7.0, LG is prepared to give you some of its own custom features to try out. Let us hope that that the user experience does not suffer because of this.
4. HTC 10
After Nexus smartphones and tablets, the second range of devices that are expected to receive Android Nougat 7.0 is HTC 10. HTC has said on countless occasions that when Google has officially released software and security updates for Nexus devices, it will only take two weeks for the company to release its own software updates, so you’ll just have to wait 14 days for these updates to become available. If you don’t mind spending large amounts of money on owning a flagship smartphone like the HTC 10, then you’ll be doing yourself a favor as far as software updates are concerned.
5. Google Pixel C
Google’s version of a tablet that can be transformed into a laptop substitute comes in the form of the company’s Pixel C. The tablet possesses a decent screen size with a crispy resolution and comes with a magnetic keyboard accessory that you can use to speed up the time it takes you to finish your work-related tasks. Since this tablet is also running stock Android, it too is going to receive software and security updates at the same pace at Google’s Nexus 5X and 6P. If you’re the proud owner of a Pixel C tablet, and the update is still unavailable, note that it will be reaching your slate pretty soon.
6. Nexus 6
The massively sized smartphone that came thanks to the collaboration of Google and Motorola. Too large for some users, Nexus 6 packs a mean set of powerful hardware and getting the Android Nougat 7.0 update only means that the experience of the smartphone is going to get better for your device. If an OTA update is not present for Nexus 6, then you can always attempt to flash the software on your Nexus 6.
7. Nexus 9
The previous generation tablet courtesy of HTC and Google might not have been the most popular of Android tablets around, but that was only thanks to its large price tag. Turns out that Nexus 9 features NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset, which packs a lot of firepower and will certainly improve the experience if you got around to installing Android Nougat 7.0. Unfortunately, if an OTA update is unavailable for the tablet, then you can always resort to flashing the update on your tablet.
8. General Mobile 4G
Why will this random smartphone all of a sudden receive an update to Google’s latest and greatest OS? Thanks to the Android One program, which is bent on empowering consumers with affordable smartphones running stock Android, all smartphones falling under the Android One program mean that they will receive the Android Nougat 7.0 update along the same time as Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. If you have not received the update as yet, then be patient. Either an OTA update will be inbound soon enough, or you can resort to flashing the OS.
Here was the list of 8 devices that will receive the update to Android Nougat 7.0 without question. Though some of them will painlessly be able to get update to the new OS courtesy of an OTA update, for others you can might have to run an extra mile through the flashing of the factory image. For others, like the LG V20, you will not have to lift a finger, since Android N will come pre-installed on it. What other devices do you believe will be running Google’s latest update?