Android Nougat launched a couple of months ago, but unlike iOS 10, which was installed on more than 80 percent of iOS devices in a matter of days, Nougat keeps a 0.1 percent of the market (as of September 2016). Nougat market share should noticeably rise before the end of 2016 since lots of manufacturers are getting ready to ship Nougat update to their models. Let’s see the latest update schedule for most big manufacturers.
Neither firm dates nor rumors were published regarding Blackberry Android updates, but if all goes well, Blackberry Android phones should receive the update during early 2017.
Google (Nexus Devices)
Google brought Android Nougat to the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C, with all listed devices planned for the Nougat 7.1 update.
The Android 7,1 Beta program already started on October 19; the program is available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C. Other devices (Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player) should also get Android 7.1, at a later date.
HTC stated that only HTC 10, HTC One A9, and HTC One (M9) are eligible for Nougat upgrade. The HTC 10 should receive the update before the end of November 2016 (at least in Europe), with the other two devices slated for the update soon after the current flagship gets it.
Huawei recently unveiled the Mate 9, which will land with Nougat out-of-the-box before the end of 2016. The P9, current flagship device, should receive the update before the end of the year. Also, selected Honor-series models will get Nougat during early 2017.
As you know the V20 is the first device to ship with Nougat out-of-the-box. Other flagship devices (LG G4 and G5) should receive the update before the end of the year (G5), or during Q1 2017 (G4).
Since Motorola is the fastest manufacturer to bring new Android version to their devices, the company already made a list containing models eligible for Nougat update. The list includes 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, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Play Droid. Although all eligible models are revealed, Motorola still hasn’t unveiled release dates of Nougat update.
The company released a beta version of Nougat during August. Despite Nougat being tested by users for months already, OnePlus said nothing about the release date of the Nougat upgrade. The update should arrive during Q1 2017.
Samsung started its Nougat Beta program a couple of days ago. The program is available for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge and is conducting in the UK and South Korea at the moment. The Korean giant confirmed that the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, and Galaxy S7/S7 Edge are eligible for Nougat update. Listed models should receive the update before the end of the year. No other models are listed for the update, although Samsung could reveal more eligible models in the future.
Sony, like Motorola, Already unveiled a full list of models qualified for the update. As the official blog post posted by Sony reads, “We will make Android 7.0, Nougat available for Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, Xperia X Performance – and Xperia XZ & Xperia X Compact.”
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