It’s been more than a month since Google officially released Android 7.0 Nougat and still not many devices have received the update. Android Nougat was nowhere to be seen in Google Android OS version distribution earlier this month.
Interestingly, Sony accidentally revealed the Android N updated schedule yesterday in a leaked presentation. As per the slide, Android Nougat will first be rolled out for Sony Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ which would happen sometime in October. Next up line will be the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact which would receive the update in November. Later this year in December, Sony Xperia Z5 series, Z3+ and Z4 tablet will taste the latest Android version. And lastly in early 2017, the Xperia XA & Ultra will receive the update in fourth update cycle.
To our surprise, Sony Xperia E5 which was launched in May this year was not in the list. Also the Xperia Z4 and Z4v, which were company’s last year flagships, were not there in the list either. Hopefully, these devices will get Android 7.0 update eventually.
Meanwhile, a few Motorola devices are also confirmed to get the update, as reported by Droid Life. These include company’s this year flagship Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play. Further, the budget oriented Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will also get the Nougat update. Though the exact time frame of the roll out hasn’t been revealed, it is likely to happen in Q4 2016.
Apart from this, Google is all set to launch a bunch of devices and services next week on October 4. Apart from the Pixel devices which would come with Android 7.1, a new Operating System named Andromeda is likely to be unveiled. For those who don’t know, Andromeda is essentially an OS based on both Chrome OS and Android. It’s been 8 years since Android was officially released. Will Andromeda follow the success pattern of Android? Stay Tuned.