Google has recently rolled out the developer preview version of Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C while the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were highly-speculated to receive the Nougat update after the Nexus devices. Meanwhile, Google's Pixel and Pixel XL have been the only devices to run Android 7.1 update out-of-the-box.
According to NeuroGadget, several Nexus devices including the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel C, Nexus Player and Android One are proposed to get the Android 7.1 update by December while the exact release date for the upgrade is still not known at this time.
Non-Nexus phones are likely to receive the Android 7.1 Nougat update soon after the Nexus devices get it. However, Lenovo has posted some release notes pertaining to the rollout of Nougat update on Indian soil, following its recent soak test in Brazil.
Interested Nexus users can now lay their hands on the Android 7.1 Developer Preview factory images and OTA files, using the download links below:
With the Nexus line-up and fourth-gen Moto G devices recently joining the Nougat party, the final release of Android 7.1 is expected to hit these devices in "early December". In other words, the confirmed list of devices getting the Android 7.1 update in December includes Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and some select Android One devices.
Android 7.0 Nougat update: When will you get it?
Till now, the Nexus devices are the chosen ones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update while the final release of Android 7.1 is limited to just the Google Pixel phones. On the other hand, anxious Moto G4 users will have to wait a bit longer as Moto India's Twitter account recently quashed all claims of an impending official-rollout of the Nougat update.
Meanwhile, check out the Android 7.0 Nougat factory images for supported Nexus and Pixel devices here. It must be noted that the Nexus 5 has been left out of contention for the Nougat update for some reason.
Samsung had recently confirmed the Nougat update for Galaxy Note 7 in "two to three months". However, the recent battery-explosion debacle has forced the company to discontinue the production and sales of Note 7, especially after the recurring problem with the Note 7 replacement devices following the initial recall.
Galaxy phone owners can rest assured that their handsets will get the Nougat update by the end of January or early February 2017 as suggested by the release pattern of Android Marshmallow update, which took nearly five months after Google's official launch.
With Note 7 being discontinued permanently, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be the first to receive the Nougat update, probably by the end of December. The Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ will soon follow if the flagship Galaxy handsets do not face further delay in getting the Android 7.0 update.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge are expected to ship with Android 7.0 or Android 7.1 out of the box as these handsets have a likely release date set for early 2017.
LG has once again kept up its reputation of releasing Android updates in quick time. The LG V20 boasts the honour of being the first phone to run Android 7.0 out-of-the-box while even surpassing the Nexus phones in the process.
Earlier, LG G4 held the hallmark of receiving the first Marshmallow update from the company (within two months of official release by Google).
Going by LG's previous update performance, LG G5 could be the first smartphone to get the Android 7.0 update, maybe sometime in November 2016. The LG G3 is scheduled to get the update in February 2017.
The V10, however, could see a delayed release like last year. In other words, it might not get the Nougat update till mid-February or early March 2017.
According to leaked Sony update roadmap, the Sony Xperia owners are expected to see the final release of Android 7.0 sometime in October or early November.
According to the roadmap, the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ will be the first to get Sony's Nougat update in October, with the Xperia X and X Compact following up in November. The Z5 series, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet should be getting Nougat in December while the Xperia XA and Ultra will get a January update.
However, Sony's past update performance suggests that we might not see any Xperias getting the Nougat update until mid-January 2017.
Motorola is among the first companies to release new Android updates within 60 days of its official release. If the past is any indication, LG will be the first non-nexus brand to get the Nougat update.
Meanwhile, Lenovo which currently owns Motorola has confirmed that the Moto Z and Moto G4 would be receiving the update in Q4 2016. Although the company has revised its confirmed list of devices for the Nougat update, there are no specific release dates available for them yet.
HTC is expected to follow a similar update pattern as last year with a release window of two months from the date of Nougat's official announcement.
HTC 11 is expected to ship with Android 7.0 out-of-the-box while the older devices including the HTC 10, M9 and A9 could see the new update during November to December.