Putting an end to the speculations, Google recently revealed the official name of Android 7.0 N saying that it will be called Android Nougat. The name came as a surprise as most of the Android followers were betting big on Nutella.
The company has revealed some of the features that are coming with Android Nougat, but there are many that will be disclosed with its final release in Q3 this year. Meanwhile, let’s check out what all devices will get the firmware update.
HTC smartphones confirmed to receive Android N update:
Soon after the release of Android Nougat name, HTC listed the smartphone models that are confirmed to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The company confirmed in a tweet that its high-end devices like HTC 10, HTC One A9 and HTC One M9 would receive the latest Android update. The users of the following devices can expect an update once Google rolls out the final version expected somewhere between July – September.
So sweet. Android Nougat—the next version of Google’s Android—will be coming to the HTC 10, HTC One A9 & HTC One M9. pic.twitter.com/cB5S2zv0PW
— HTC (@htc) June 30, 2016
Nexus devices will have a taste of latest Android:
As usual, Nexus devices would be the first to receive the latest update released by Google. But not all Nexus devices will be able to taste it. As stated by Google, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will receive the update as the devices are said to get update notifications by next year. The Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 will the updates till October this year. So there are chances that Android N would come for Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 as the last update from Google.
Samsung smartphones to get Android Nougat:
Though late, Samsung has a reputation of pushing the latest software updates to its latest releases. Considering the same, we expect Samsung to release software for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, and other high-end smartphones. But don’t expect the update before six months.
Motorola smartphones in queue to receive Android Nougat
Lenovo-owned Motorola devices released launched a year back will receive the Android update. The company along with other OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) have a treaty with Google, under which the search giant has to provide the firmware update to their respective devices for a minimum of 18 months.
Huawei smartphones Android Nougat update
Huawei’s Mate series is confirmed to receive firmware update by the end this year. Rest of the smartphones like Huawei P9 and Mate 8 will also see an update as early by December this year.
LG smartphones Android Nougat update
LG’s latest offerings like LG G5 and others are likely to get the Android 7.0 Nougat as early as December this year. The company has been pretty quick in pushing the updates and security patches to its users.
The above-mentioned devices are likely to get the upcoming update, but we cannot confirm the same unless the following companies make an official announcement.