A more stable, more polished experience is the main draw of Android 7.0 Nougat. For this reason, many Android device owners are anticipating which phones will get the firmware update and when.

Tech Times has put together a list of updates on which devices will receive Android 7.0 Nougat. We've also thrown in some news (others are rumors at this point) surrounding the new OS.


We start the list off with the big boys that always get Android updates first: the Nexus family. The over-the-air updates began in August. The important thing to remember, though, is that Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners have reported problems after updating to Android 7.0.

Still, Nougat amps up the functionality of Android devices, thanks to upgrades such as the split-screen / multiwindow mode, Quick Reply (which also lets users delete, share or archive a message using the notification itself), multilingual support (which allows for easy switching between languages), and quick app switching, among others.

• Nexus 6P
• Nexus 5X
• Nexus 9
• Nexus 6
• Nexus Player
• Pixel C
• General Mobile 4G (Android One)


Before the manufacture and sale of the Galaxy Note 7 were halted worldwide, Samsung had lined up the phablet among devices that would receive Android 7.0 Nougat early on. The list now includes:

• Galaxy S7
• Galaxy S7 edge
• Galaxy Note 5
• Galaxy S6
• Galaxy S6 edge
• Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung also has a reputation for following a slower pace, compared to rivals like LG, when switching over devices to the latest OS. Tech Times reports the Galaxy Note 4 has only recently received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on some carriers in the U.S. The said Android OS version could also be the last update scheduled for the Galaxy S5, understandably, because the device is about 2.5 years old now.

A sighting of the Android Nougat-operated Galaxy S7 on GFXBench suggests the OS upgrade is imminent for the flagship, although a more realistic timeline estimates the Android 7.0 Nougat will be released to the device sometime in the first quarter of 2017.


Out of the box, the highly anticipated LG V20 will be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat when the phablet is released on Oct. 28. After that, LG fans can expect the G5, which got a taste of Nougat as early as August thanks to a Preview Program, to officially receive the upgrade most probably by November.

The V10 might receive some Nougat love about five to six months from the OS's initial release. Surprisingly, the 2-year-old G3 might also get the spiffy new OS, as a benchmark test on Geekbench suggests.

• LG V20
• LG V10
• LG G5
• LG G3


A leaked roadmap in September purports that the following devices from Sony will receive Android 7.0 Nougat in batches, albeit the veracity of the document is still in question:

• Xperia X Performance - October
• Xperia XZ - October
• Xperia X - November
• Xperia X Compact - November
• Xperia Z5 - December
• Xperia Z3+ - December
• Xperia Z4 Tablet - December
• Xperia XA - early 2017
• Xperia Ultra - early 2017


While Motorola has the longest list of devices primed for Android 7.0 Nougat, some of its freshest offerings, such as the Moto G (2015) and Moto E3 Power (2016), are noticeably absent. It might be that these newer devices would skip Android 7.0 and head straight for an Android 7.1 update but nothing is solid at this point. Updates to Motorola devices might go full blast this month.

• Moto G (4th Gen)
• Moto G Plus (4th Gen)
• Moto G Play (4th Gen)
• Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
• Moto X Style
• Moto X Play
• Moto X Force
• Moto Z
• Moto Z Droid
• Moto Z Force Droid
• Moto Z Play
• Moto Z Play Droid
• Droid Maxx 2
• Droid Turbo 2


HTC Bolt, the company's upcoming midranger, will be the first HTC device to operate on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The devices below are expected to receive the OS update in the last quarter of 2016:

• HTC 10
• HTC One M10
• HTC One M9
• HTC One A9


The team from OnePlus are "actively working" on getting Android 7.0 Nougat to the OnePlus 3, although they could not provide a timeline for the release. The 2016 flagship could receive the OS upgrade in the first quarter of 2017 at the latest, followed by the former flagship OnePlus 2 about a couple of months later.

• OnePlus 3
• OnePlus 2

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