Android 7.0, otherwise known as Nougat, has started rolling out to Android smartphones recently. The new OS brings a bunch of new features, tweaks, and improvements to security, as well as offering a slight tweak to the design.
With so many additions for users to get to grips with, many will be wondering when they’ll be able to get their hands on it. Unfortunately, just like other Android software updates, Nougat will be available on your device depending on your manufacturer.
Samsung: Unfortunately, the Korean manufacturer has never been known for getting the Android updates out quickly and are often one of the slowest. You can expect to receive Nougat on your Samsung device in around five months time from its launch. In other words, near the start of 2017. It should be noted, also, that not all Samsung devices will be able to run Android 7.0. The Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, their S6 predecessors, and the Note 5 are likely the phones that will receive the update. The newly released Galaxy Note 7 will likely receive the update before all of these, however.
LG: If you own an LG phone, you’re likely to get Android 7.0 not too far behind Google devices. If the release of Android 6.0 is anything to go by, LG will start having 7.0 out on its handsets within two months of its release. Of course, if you don’t want to wait that long and are due an upgrade on your phone, the V20 is due to release in September and will be the first phone to be running 7.0 out of the box.
Sony: Much like Samsung, Sony managed to get the 6.0 update out to their devices within five months of it being released by Google. Based on this, you can expect a similar wait this year.