Google is ready to send out Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 Nougat updates to phones relying on its OS, but the main smartphone manufacturers have wildly different ideas about when the time is right for an update.
Some brands, such as OnePlus and Motorola already announced their customers when they can expect the sweet Nougat on their devices. OnePlus, for example, notes that its OnePlus 3 phones will be the first to get Android 7.0, followed by the OnePlus 2, one month later.
Other manufacturers are keeping the lid on the date that the latest OS version from Android will land on their devices.
Here is what we know about the upcoming update landing on HTC and LG smartphones. Take a peek at the list below to check if your handset is on the list.
The first device that is getting Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box is the HTC Bolt, the mid-range device from the company. Other handsets that will get the OS update during the Q4 2016 is the HTC 10, according to a Tweet. The next smartphones to get it will be the One A9 and One M9. Insiders familiar with the matter are pointing out that more devices are scheduled to receive update, but no official statement reached the media yet.
Earlier this year, LG fans found out that the much awaited and anticipated LG V20 will run on Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box. As a reminder, the LG V20 rolls out on Oct. 28. Fans of the OEM can then look towards the G5, which was equipped with a taste of Nougat in August, via a Preview Program. The official version of Android 7.0 should hit LG G5s in November.
Rumors surfaced that the V10 handset could also be getting a taste of Nougat five to six months after the OS was officially released.
A Geekbench post might bring good news to owners of LG G3 devices, as benchmark tests show that the two-year old device should be sporting the Android 7.0 update, as well. To summarize, know that the following LG phones will be getting the update: LG V20, LG V10, LG G5 and LG G3.
There are a few reasons why phone owners are looking forward to the update.
The Nougat brings on multi-window support, Quick Switch, it plays nice with VR support (Daydream) and is offering bundled and interactive notifications. Seamless updates and instant apps are other pluses of the Android 7.0 Nougat.