Waiting for the Android Nougat 7.0 update for a smartphone that’s not running stock Android is a tricky business and in many common cases, users are forced to wait for months before the update is available for them, and in majority of those cases, they are left with no update at all. For Samsung’s and Sony’s smartphones, here is the Android Nougat 7.0 update release info that you’ve been wanting to read about and might provide you with some clues on when the update is going to be released for your device.
Samsung Galaxy smartphones Android Nougat 7.0 release date info
A while back, T-Mobile released a list of smartphones that would receive the Android Nougat 7.0 update. The list has been provided below:
- Galaxy S6
- Galaxy S6 edge
- Galaxy S6 edge+
- Galaxy S7
- Galaxy S7 edge
- Galaxy Note 5
- Galaxy Note 7
Taking a closer look at the list, we found that both Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 have been omitted from the list, which is a very unfair approach, because they were regarded as the company’s flagship smartphones once upon a time. There is little cause for worry because it’s quite possible that an update from them is released in the future. However, since both of these devices were announced even before the arrival of Galaxy S6, it could take a painfully long time before an update is available for both devices. Carriers do take a long time to roll out updates and on this occasion, T-Mobile hasn’t given an exact release date.
If an update is released, it will most certainly come for Galaxy Note 7, followed by Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and afterwards, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6. Looking at the trend of Android OS updates, if you purchase a non-stock running smartphone, then it’s recommended that you purchase an unlocked version of the smartphone. Unlocked versions of smartphones do not require you to wait a painfully long period, as it’s the company that’s undertaken the responsibility to release the software update. Unfortunately, even Samsung has failed to provide an exact release date of Android Nougat 7.0, but Galaxy Note 7 is going to receive the update first.
It’s possible that all listed smartphones are updated to Android N before 2017 starts, but as soon any update comes forth, we’ll let you know at the earliest.
Sony Xperia smartphones Android Nougat 7.0 release date info
Android Nougat 7.0 is indeed going to be available for the following Sony Xperia smartphones tablets:
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
- Xperia X
- Xperia XA
- Xperia XA Ultra
- Xperia X Performance
The official blog post published on Sony Mobile states that with the release of Android Nougat 7.0 official, the company’s developers are going to be working round the clock to make sure that the update can be released for all the aforementioned handsets and tablets. The blog post also states that we should continue to look for updates on @SonyMobileNews for all the latest news on timings of the latest software update. Without question, Sony’s Xperia X lineup are going to be the first recipients of the software update because they are the latest smartphones that were announced by the company. This will be followed by Xperia Z Premium, Xperia Z5 and then Xperia Z5 Compact.
Xperia X Performance will probably be updated first, followed by the others. However, from what we have seen so far, Sony isn’t the fastest when it comes to releasing software updates, so if you’re currently in possession of let’s say an Xperia Z3+, then you might have to wait a while for the update to be released to you. The Xperia X series of phones will probably receive the update before 2016 draws to a close, with the remainder of smartphones receiving updates after 2017.
You’ll also have to keep a watch on the region you’re currently living in, because not all updates are rolled out at once. Some countries receive the update first, followed by the others. As stated earlier, we’ll continue to provide you guys with updates on this matter, but it appears that you will have to wait a while for the updates to get released.