The most important smartphone manufacturers are going to have their devices updated to the latest version of Android, namely the 7.0 Nougat. These smartphone giants include Samsung, Google with its new Google Pixel devices, Sony, HTC, LG, Huawei, ZTE, Motorola and One Plus.
HTC and LG
The 7.0 Android update will be brought to the HTC 10, One M9 and A9 in late December and has little time left to fulfill this promise. LG however joined the Nougat family in September with their first launch of an Android Nougat device.
The Chinese tech giant is in the race of updating their most important devices in early 2017. They confirmed that Huawei P9 and Mate 8 will be receiving the 7.0 Nougat in early 2017. The only Huawei with an Android 7.0 is the Huawei Mate 9.
They later announce an update for the P9 Plus, Nova, Nova Plus and P9 Lite after they are done updating their more recent models with no news however on the future updates regarding their older models such as the P8 or Mate S.
Samsung’s flagships, namely the S7 and S7 Edge got their updates on November 9. A mobile tester leaked a screenshot with the Samsung Galaxy Beta Program confirming that the Korean giant will jump the Nougat update and go straight to 7.1.1 on the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and the Note 5 instead of updating to the 7.0 Nougat.
The Google Pixel comes with preinstalled 7.0 Nougat and the most recent software is available for downloading on Google-built smartphones like the Nexus series and Google Pixel C.
Motorola announced the update to Android 7.0 for the fourth quarter of this year for the Moto G and Moto Z smartphones but arrived on the Z series instead. Wondering when the G series will be updated fans still remains uncertain about Motorola’s plans of bringing their older devices up to date. Such devices include the G4, G3, E3 Power and the Droid Turbo series.