When Is Your Phone Getting Android 7.0 Nougat? We Asked Every Major Manufacturer


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The OnePlus One runs CyanogenOS, which has now shut down — there are still options for you to get custom ROMs based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It doesn’t look like the OnePlus X will get Nougat either, but there is support for the Android version via CyanogenMod.

LG devices

The LG V20 is the first smartphone that came pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat — a title typically held by Google’s Nexus devices.

LG devices with Nougat:

  • LG V20
  • LG G5

Will get the update:

  • LG V10
  • LG G4

There’s no word on when G4 and V10 owners can expect a Nougat update, or if it’s even coming. On the other hand, the company did release a new series of mid- and budget-range devices that run Android 7.0 Nougat.

HTC devices

HTC is one of the only manufacturers that confirmed early on which devices will get Nougat.

HTC phones with Nougat:

  • HTC 10
  • HTC One A9
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC Bolt

And the devices have all received the update. HTC continues the trend of being pretty quick with its Android updates — the One M8 received Android 6.0 Marshmallow just two months after the update was released. The company even has a website you can visit to check the status of the Nougat update.

The HTC 10 was one of the first devices to get the update, which came in November. The One M9 received the update in December, and the A9 in January 2017. HTC’s upcoming devices, the U Ultra and the U Play will be running Nougat out of the box.

Motorola devices

Motorola, now owned by Lenovo, has quite the number of devices under its belt that theoretically should be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat — if you use the 18-month life cycle most manufacturers tend to follow. Most recently, it was announced that the update was rolling out to the Verizon variant of the Moto Z Play.

Motorola has confirmed a list of devices that will get the update.

Moto devices with Nougat:

  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z (Unlocked)
  • Moto G4
  • Moto G4 Plus
  • Moto G4 Play
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Droid Maxx 2

Will get the update:

  • Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play (Droid Maxx 2)
  • Moto X Force (Droid Turbo 2)

The Moto Z unlocked and Play variants received Nougat in February and March, respectively. There’s no reason that last year’s models shouldn’t receive the update as well, though.

The Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force got the update pretty quickly in November, and the Moto G4 lineup began receiving Nougat months ago — but only in select markets. The company rolled out 7.0 to U.S. models in April.

A Motorola spokesperson told Digital Trends the company was evaluating upgrade opportunities, and also said the following:

“Android upgrades are complex, resource-intensive projects, and unfortunately, it isn’t practical for us to bring every upgrade to every device in our portfolio,” a Motorola spokesperson said. “The decision whether to upgrade a device is made on a case-by-case basis with several factors in mind, including carrier approvals, partner support, the capabilities of the device, number of devices in use, where the device is in its life cycle and the overall experience. We will continue to communicate upgrade paths on our software page.”

We don’t expect an update for the 2015 Moto G and Moto E.

ZTE devices

While many phones are still getting Android 7.0, ZTE is moving ahead with updates to Android 7.1.1. The company has announced that the Axon 7 is set to get the 7.1.1 update, bringing a number of awesome new features — including Daydream-readiness. T-Mobile customers will also now get Wi-Fi calling, and the phone will get a few new security updates.

ZTE has also announced a Nougat preview program for the ZTE ZMax Pro.

ZTE also has a plethora of other devices that should make the jump to the new Android version, but nothing has been confirmed.

ZTE devices with Nougat:

  • ZTE Axon 7

Will get the update:

  • ZTE Axon 7 Mini
  • ZTE ZMax Pro
  • ZTE Axon Elite
  • ZTE Axon Pro
  • ZTE Axon Max
  • ZTE Axon
  • ZTE ZMax 2
  • ZTE Blade V7

“ZTE has no official announcement being made for other device updates and timelines,” a spokesperson told Digital Trends. Most of the aforementioned devices are hard to buy or available only in select markets, and the only relatively new phones listed on ZTE USA’s website are the Axon 7, the original Axon, Axon Pro, and the ZMax Pro. Still, these devices should receive Nougat considering most are only a little over a year old.

Sony devices

Sony told Digital Trends that several devices will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Sony devices with Nougat:

  • Sony Xperia Z3+
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Sony Xperia X
  • Sony Xperia X Compact
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
  • Sony Xperia XZ

Will get the update:

  • Sony Xperia XA
  • Sony Xperia XA Ultra

That’s a solid number of devices that are making the jump to Nougat, but that’s also because the company always produces a slew of devices every year. On December 1, Sony made it official, announcing that their Android 7.0, Nougat rollout had begun for Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance, along with all the other aforementioned devices. The XA and XA Ultra are slated to receive the update soon.

BlackBerry devices

BlackBerry’s Android phones should get the update.

Will get the update:

  • BlackBerry Priv
  • BlackBerry DTEK50
  • BlackBerry DTEK60

BlackBerry only has three Android smartphones: The Priv received Android 6.0 Marshmallow in April — nearly 6 months after the OS was launched — and the DTEK50 and DTEK60 sport Marshmallow out the box. Both devices should upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat, and the company tells Digital Trends it has Nougat and is working to add “our BlackBerry security.” No timeline was offered.

BlackBerry’s upcoming KeyOne will be running Nougat out of the box.

Alcatel devices

Alcatel is one of those companies that announces an incredible number of devices, and it’s often hard to keep track of what’s actually available. Still, there are three devices that should get the Nougat update, and two of them recently launched with Marshmallow.

Alcatel devices with Nougat:

  • Alcatel A3 XL

Will get the update: 

  • Alcatel Idol 4S
  • Alcatel Idol 4
  • Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

The Idol 4 is only available on Cricket Wireless, so you’ll have to wait and see if Cricket is even interested in issuing an update. We previously asked Alcatel executives when the Idol 4S would receive Nougat and they said an update would come when the company deemed the Nougat release to be stable. The Idol 3 only received Marshmallow in June.

The company’s latest phone, the A3 XL, comes running Nougat out of the box.

Huawei devices

Huawei has confirmed with Digital Trends that apart from the Nexus 6P, which was manufactured by Huawei, the only other device confirmed to get Nougat is the Mate 8. Huawei’s OS — EMUI 5 — will be based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Other devices, especially those under the Honor brand, should also receive the update, but it’s unconfirmed.

A Huawei spokesperson told Digital Trends that the Nougat update for the Honor 8 is rolling out now. Notable features include a stock Android and app drawer option.

“All Honor 8 phones will be updated by the end of February,” the spokesperson said. “Overall, EMUI 5.0 is the delivery on the promise to co-create our products with U.S. consumers.”

We also know that the Honor 6X will get the update — and a beta for the new OS on the phone has opened up. If you’re an Honor 6X owner and want to be a part of the beta, all you have to do is email your device’s IMEI number to huaweifut@huawei.com.

Huawei devices with Nougat:

  • Huawei Mate 9
  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei P9 Plus
  • Huawei P9 Lite
  • Huawei Honor 8

Will get the update:

  • Huawei Nova
  • Huawei Nova Plus
  • Huawei Honor 6X

Most of these devices aren’t available in the U.S. Huawei Customer Acquisition Manager Taylor Wimberly said the company is making a commitment to provide its Honor customers access to new features “at least once every 3 months during the first 12 months” for up to 24 months after a product’s launch.

“We will keep providing access to security and software updates to fix bugs and enhance user experience in a timely manner,” Wimberly said. “Beyond this period we will continue to provide updates in response to any threats to user safety and security. Our goal is to ensure customers have the best and safest possible experience on their Honor device.”

There are plenty of other devices that may not get the EMUI 5 update, including the Honor 5X, Honor 5C, Honor 7, the Mate S, and more.

Asus devices

Several devices from Asus should receive the Nougat update.

Asus devices with Nougat:

  • Asus ZenFone AR

Will get the update:

  • Asus ZenFone 3 Laser
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Max
  • Asus ZenFone 3
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe
  • Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra
  • Asus ZenFone Zoom
  • Asus ZenFone 2
  • Asus ZenFone 2 Laser
  • Asus ZenFone Selfie

Most of these devices are available only in select markets. Most of the aforementioned devices received the Marshmallow update months after it was released, so it may take Asus a while to move to Nougat. The company did not respond to our request to clarify which devices will make the jump to Nougat.

The company just halted the Nougat update for the ZenFone 3 series due to some bugs they still have to fix.

Updated on 04-13-2017 by Adam Ismail: Added news that 7.0 is rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S6 series, Note 5.

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