Everyone is excited about the new update of Android which is Android nougat 7.0, 7.1 and 7.1.1. The latest smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Huawei P9 or Honor 8 are already using this most recent update from the Android. Since its release, it is confusing the users because, in some phones, it doesn’t reflect what they see in their software update menu. The reason of this are the individual carriers of US like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile who have to sign off on each update that makes them take weeks to update it in their smartphones. That’s why most of the users who are upgrading their mobile phones to the latest version of Android Nougat is now breaking down to 7.0 and 7.1.
Following are the top-notch smartphones manufacturing companies who are using the Android Nougat technology on their phones.
Samsung with Android Nougat:
Samsung is using Android Nougat in their devices like Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It doesn’t mean that they are also breaking it down to the first versions of Android Nougat. Samsung is using the full real update of Android. However, if your Samsung Galaxy S7 is locked to Verizon, then you have to wait a little longer for them to sign-off the update. It was T-Mobile which launched the Android Nougat 7.0 in S7 and S7 Edge which was followed by AT&T and Sprint.
If you have previous models of the Samsung or unlocked S7 and S7 Edge, then you can upgrade your OS to Android Nougat now. Nougat is available for the Samsung devices like Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+. However, the pre-models of Samsung Galaxy S5 owners cannot enjoy the latest update to Android and have to buy a new phone of Samsung to taste the flavor of Android Nougat.
LG with Android Nougat:
Interestingly, LG is the first company to launch a smartphone with the Android Nougat technology way back in September with their LG V20. However, they only launched in the South Korea initially. The LG didn’t launch its LG V20 dual-lens camera phone in the US until October, and they didn’t even launch it in the UK for unknown reasons.
Moreover, the Android Nougat is compatible with the LG G6. If you own LG G6 and want to update your OS to Android Nougat, then you can do it right now. The best part of it is that the newly manufactured models of LG G6 are coming up with the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS with AI Google Assistant and sleek body with sharp 18:9 screen.
The owners of LG G5 can also upgrade their OS to the latest version of Android. Android has made their latest version compatible with the LG G5 configurations, and they are now allowing the G5 owners to upgrade their operating systems from this February.
Sony Xperia with Android Nougat:
Sony is keener to produce the mobile phones with the latest version of Android. Their Xperia X Performance, Xperia X Compact and Xperia XZ are up to date with all the latest technology of Android Nougat 7.0. This is not it; there is one phone of Sony which is exceeding their every other model. The Sony Xperia X is the first non-Google phone which can be run on the Android 7.1.1 right now. If you have the Sony Xperia X and want to upgrade it to Android Nougat 7.1.1, then all you have to do is to download Sony Concept app which is essential to re-build Sony’s Android operating system.
Apart from the Sony Xperia X, Sony’s Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z3+ all are now available with the Android Nougat update which makes them the largest mobile phone producer who is dealing with the latest version of the Android operating system.
HTC with Android Nougat:
Apart from the HTC U Ultra owners, all the users of HTC mobile phones have to wait some more time to experience Android Nougat. However, the HTC U Ultra users can have the Android Nougat on their massive 5.7-inch screen right now. The HTC is working on unlocking the HTC 10, One A9 and HTC One M9 handsets in US and UK so that everyone can upgrade their mobile sets to the latest technology. While working on the unlocking, there are chances that HTC would fail to unlock their every handset till the next update of the Android which would be a setback for their reputation.
They confirmed that they would include the Android Nougat in their phones before the end of 2016, however many of their handsets worldwide are still locked, and people are unlocking them on their own which is not suitable for the leading mobile phone manufacturing company like HTC. Moreover, their latest sets like HTC One M8 is not compatible for Android Nougat and according to the words from the horse’s mouth, HTC is not willing to cater this issue and want people to buy a new phone to enjoy the latest technology.
Shirley James is one of the prominent writers in the company that provides quality academic writing services. She provides essay help to the students from different universities. She also likes to write about technology for different blogs.