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    August 25, 2016

    Here’s which phones will be getting Android 7.0 Nougat first

    Android Nougat

    Google has officially rolled out the latest version of Android in the form of 7.0 Nougat – here are the phones which will be updated first!

    Good news, Android fans – the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system has officially flown the nest. Android 7.0 Nougat brings a host of improvements to the operating system including baked-in support for VR.

    Unfortunately, a drawback of Android is that a majority of smartphones running the operating system won’t see the update until the next version is in the works – and that’s if we’re lucky. However, Google has made strides in prompting networks and manufacturers to issue the latest update to the operating system, and as even threatened to publish a ‘naughty list’ of manufacturers who are slow to update their handsets.

    Read: LG‘s V20 is tipped to be the first Android Nougat smartphone

    So, the million dollar question is: when will my handset be eligible for the update? While time might yield a more holistic answer to that question, Digital Trends has rounded up all the known devices that are scheduled to get the update sooner rather than later.

    Without further ado, let’s get to it!

    Google Nexus

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

    Samsung Galaxy


    • LG G5
    • LG V10
    • LG G4
    • LG V20



    • Moto Z Droid
    • Moto Z Force Droid
    • Moto G4
    • Moto G4 Plus
    • Moto G4 Play
    • Moto X Style Pure Edition
    • Droid Turbo 2 (Moto X Force)
    • Droid Maxx 2 (Moto X Play)
    • Moto G (2015)
    • Moto E (2015)


    • ZTE Axon 7
    • ZTE ZMax Pro
    • ZTE Axon Elite
    • ZTE Axon Pro
    • ZTE Axon Max
    • ZTE Axon
    • ZTE ZMax 2
    • ZTE Blade V7


    • OnePlus 3
    • OnePlus X
    • OnePlus 2
    • OnePlus 1




    • Alcatel Idol 4S
    • Alcatel Idol 4
    • Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3


    While this is by no means a comprehensive list, it’s a good indication of which exisiting devices we can expect to carry the next update to Android.

    The first new device to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box will be the LG V20 – a successor to the LG V10 which was not released in South Africa.

    Read: Three ways Android N has officially thundered past Apple‘s iOS

    What are your thoughts? Is your smartphone set to receive Android 7.0 Nougat? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

    Follow Bryan Smith on Twitter: @bryansmithSA

    Source & Reporting: Julian Chokkattu, Digital Trends

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    • Roland Castillo

      Just glad the ZTE Zmax 2 is getting the update..Been happy with my Zmax 2..