When is Android 7 “Nougat” Coming to my Phone?

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 Android 7 – Nougat Release Date – When Will it be Available For Your Android Phone?

Google release Android N’s first beta build in March 2016, 5 months later Android 7.0 “Nougat” (Android N) was released on August 22, 2016. With Nexus devices being the first to receive the latest update, LG V20 became the first smartphone to be released with Nougat. This was quite unlike Google to announce LG V20 being the first device despite their own smartphone Pixel and Pixel XL which was designed and marketed by Google in the plans. Which was later released on October 4, 2016.

Android Nougat boot animation

Unlike earlier releases, Android N was actually released as a public beta for all Nexus owners and modders in March 2016 which means all the OEMs had their hands on it since March 2016. This potentially means all OEMs can release Android N for their devices very quickly. Usually it takes anywhere between 6-10 months for many OEMS to release the latest Android release as they work their way to integrate their custom UI in the stable version of Android released by Google. This post is to help you know if your device is getting an Android N update, when and if it’s already released.

GOOGLE

  • ANNOUNCEMENT : 22nd August 2016, Google announced Android N update for the devices.
  • GOOGLE DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    GOOGLE DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    Nexus 6YesAugust 22, 2016
    Nexus 5xYesAugust 22, 2016
    Nexus 6PYesAugust 22, 2016
    Nexus 9YesAugust 22, 2016
    Google PixelYesAugust 22, 2016
    Google Pixel XLYesAugust 22, 2016
    Nexus PlayerYesAugust 22, 2016
    Pixel CYesAugust 22, 2016
    General Mobile 4G(Android One)YesAugust 22, 2016
    Nexus 5No-
  • Android 7.1.1 was released on 5 December 2016, which will be rolling out in the coming weeks to the following devices : Nexus 6, Nexus 5x, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C, General Mobile 4G(Android One)

SAMSUNG

  • ANNOUNCEMENT : Early May 2016, Samsung announced Android N update for the devices. No release date was announced.
  • SAMSUNG DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    SAMSUNG DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    Galaxy S7YesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy S7 EdgeYesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy Note 5YesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy S6YesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy S6 EdgeYesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy S6 Edge+YesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy Tab S2YesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy Tab AYesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy A3YesJanuary 17, 2017
    Galaxy A8YesJanuary 17, 2017
    Note 4No-
    Galaxy S5No-

    • 17th January 2017 : Android 7.0 slowly rolled out for above devices in US. Will reach other regions soon.

BLACKBERRY

  • ANNOUNCEMENT : Blackberry hasn’t officially announced Android N support for any of its devices. But it is expected that DTEK50 and DTEK60 might get the Android N update.  Both devices have received security patches till December. Priv might also get the Android N update.
  • BLACKBERRY DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    BLACKBERRY DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    DTEK50Not Announced YetNot Released Yet
    DTEK60Not Announced YetNot Released Yet

    • Stable Android N version not released for any devices yet.

HTC

  • ANNOUNCEMENT: On June 30, 2016 HTC Announced Android N for the devices. No release date was announced.
  • HTC DEVICES TO GET ANDROID  N UPDATE :
    HTC DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    HTC 10YesNovember 25, 2016
    HTC One M9YesDecember 5, 2016
    HTC One A9YesJanuary 16, 2017
    HTC One M8No-

    • 25th November 2016 : Android N released for HTC 10.
      • 15th January 2017 : Update for HTC 10 halted for many regions because of bugs and other issues.
    • 5th December 2016 : Android N released for HTC One M9.
    • 16th January 2017  : Android N released for HTC One A9

LG

  • ANNOUNCEMENT : LG hasn’t officially announced Android N support for most of their devices. But it is expected that G4, G5 and V10 might get the Android N update.
  • LG DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    LG DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    G5YesNovember 8, 2016
    G Pad X 8.0YesJanuary 7, 2017
    G4Not Announced Yet-
    V10Not Announced Yet-
    G3Not Announced Yet-

    • 7th November 2016 – 3rd December 2016 : LG started rolling out Android N to G5 slowing.
    • 7th January 2017 : LG G Pad X 8.0 users started receiving Android N update.

HUAWEI/HONOR

  • ANNOUNCEMENT : 1st December 2016, Huawei announced Android N for the devices. Release date has been set to Q1 2017.
  • HUAWEI/HONOR DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    P9YesBeta Build
    Mate 8YesNot Released Yet
    P9 PlusYesNot Released Yet
    P9 LiteYesNot Released Yet
    NovaYesNot Released Yet
    Nova PlusYesNot Released Yet
    Mediapad M3YesNot Released Yet
    Honor 8YesBeta Build
    Honor 5XYesNot Released Yet
    Honor 5CNot Announced Yet-
    Honor 7Not Announced Yet-
    P8No-

    • Stable Android N version not released for any device yet.
    • 9th November 2016  : EMUI 5 Beta was released for Honor 8 based on Android N

SONY

  • ANNOUNCEMENT 23rd August 2016, Sony announced Android N for the devices. No release date was announced.
  • SONY DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    SONY DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    Xperia Z3+YesNot Released Yet
    Xperia Z4 TabletYesNot Released Yet
    Xperia Z5YesNot Released Yet
    Xperia Z5 CompactYesNot Released Yet
    Xperia Z5 PremiumYesNot Released Yet
    Xperia XYesDecember 17, 2016
    Xperia XAYesNot Released Yet
    Xperia XA UltraYesNot Released Yet
    Xperia X CompactYesDecember 17, 2016
    Xperia X DualYesDecember 17, 2016
    Xperia X PerformanceYesDecember 1, 2016
    Xperia XZYesDecember 1, 2016

    • 1st December 2016 : Android N released for Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance
    • 15th December 2016 : Android N rolled out for Xperia X, Xperia X Dual and Xperia X Compact

MOTOROLA

  • ANNOUNCEMENT : 6th October 2016, Moto announced Android N for the devices.
  • MOTOROLA  DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    MOTOROLA DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    Moto G (4th Gen)YesDecember 7, 2016
    Moto G Plus (4th Gen)YesDecember 7, 2016
    Moto G Play (4th Gen)YesNot Released Yet
    Moto X Pure Edition(3rd Gen)YesNot Released Yet
    Moto X StyleYesNot Released Yet
    Moto X PlayYesNot Released Yet
    Moto X ForceYesNot Released Yet
    Droid Turbo 2YesNot Released Yet
    Droid Maxx 2YesNot Released Yet
    Moto ZYesNovember 18, 2016
    Moto Z Force DroidYesNovember 18, 2016
    Moto Z DroidYesNot Released Yet
    Moto Z PlayYesNot Released Yet
    Moto Z Play DroidYesNot Released Yet

    • 18th November 2016, Moto Z and Moto Z Force received Android N update
    • 7th December 2016, Moto G(4th Gen) & G Plus(4th Gen) received Android N update.

ONEPLUS

  • ANNOUNCEMENT : November 2016, OnePlus confirmed Android N for the devices. Expected release date was end of this year (December 2016)
  • ONEPLUS DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    ONEPLUS DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    OnePlus 3TYes31st December 2016
    OnePlus 3Yes31st December 2016
    OnePlus 2Not Announced Yet-
    OnePlus XNo-

    • Stable Android N version not released for any device yet.
    • 30th November 2016, A beta build for OnePlus3 was released
    • 31st December 2016, OnePlus 3 & 3T received Android N update. This is a 7.0 release.

XIAOMI

  • ANNOUNCEMENT : Xiaomi has’t officially announced Android N for any device but the above list is an expected device list based on the MIUI 8/9 beta updates.
  • XIAOMI DEVICES TO GET ANDROID N UPDATE :
    XIAOMI DEVICESANDROID N SUPPORTANDROID N RELEASE
    Mi 4SNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Mi 4CNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Mi 4iNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Mi 5YesBeta
    Mi 5sNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Mi 5s PlusNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Mi MaxNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Mi NoteNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Mi Pad 2Not Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Redmi Note 3Not Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Redmi 2 PrimeNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Redmi 3Not Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Redmi 3SNot Announced YetNot Released Yet
    Redmi 3ANot Announced YetNot Released Yet

    • Stable Android N version not released for any device yet.
    • 8th December 2016 : MIUI8 Beta ROM based on Nougat 7.0 for the Xiaomi Mi5 released

OTHER DEVICES

Android One Will Receive Android N but Google hasn’t released any details about the release yet. So far only General Mobile 4G received an update.

Nexbit Robin announced support for Android N and released a beta and is expected to release a stable version soon.

Lenovo ZUK, Z1 and Z2 Pro will get Android N update. Lenovo teased the release but no dates were confirmed.

ZTE launches Nougat Beta Program for Axon 7 and Zmax Pro.

ASUS started the Android N rollout for Zenfone 3

 

INCOMPATIBLE DEVICES

There are  few devices which aren’t compatible with the new Vulkan API which Nougat supports for better gaming graphics and performance. This isn’t just software update, but Vulkan API requires a hardware suppot for OpenGL ES 3.1. So devices with Snapdragon 800/801 aren’t compatible which include Samsing Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Nexus 5, OnePlus X, Moto X(2014) and HTC One M8.

But you still can get Android 7 “Nougat” for your old device, keep reading.


If you can’t find your device in the above list, your device might not be compatible or not getting the update. If you still want to be sure, leave a comment and we shall update you and the post with details of Android N Support for that device.

If official update is not coming your way for some reason or if your device is deemed incompatible, don’t worry you still can install third-party custom ROMs for your device. The most secure, trustworthy and widely used ROM is the CyanogenMod[CM], CM 14 is based on Android 7 “Nougat” which will support a lot of devices which the OEMs aren’t panning to update.
For devices deemed incompatible CM14 might be available for your device, CyanogenMods made a long list of devices which are receiving experimental builds of CM14.1 which even support incompatible devices.

If you have received your Android N update, how is it? Are you happy with it or feel Android M was better than this? Leave a comment below.

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