There are not many devices on the market yet that have made the step up to Android 7.1.1. OnePlus can now claim two of them after they announced the official upgrade to their OxygenOS 4.1 to incorporate the latest build of Android. The devices getting the update include the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. That will be a nice added bonus for buyers interested in the special OnePlus 3T Colette Edition that will drop next week in France.
There still aren’t many phones with Android 7.0 Nougat, but the ZTE Axon 7 is one of them. And it’s now one of the very first phones to be running an even more recent version. ZTE announced that Android 7.1.1 is rolling out now to devices in the United States.
The Android Wear 2.0 rollout is alive and well as of a few weeks ago, but we’re still waiting for a few devices to officially see the update. ASUS previously confirmed that the ZenWatch 2 and 3 would be getting the updated smartwatch software, but they weren’t explicit on a date. Now we know it’ll happen in the next few months.
Both the Le Pro 3 and Le S3 from LeEco were missing a simple thing at launch: an app drawer. There’s good news today, though. The company is rolling out a software update for its two U.S.-sold phones that includes an app drawer and other enhancements. It’s all part of the UP2U initiative in which LeEco gets customer feedback and adjusts its user interface through software updates.
Add another device to the list of Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones as AT&T has released the update for the LG G5. Owners of the device will have to be content with just getting Android 7.0 and not Android 7.1, but they will get the bulk of the improvements that Google makes available via Nougat. The release comes on the heels of AT&T starting to update the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Good news for T-Mobile Galaxy S7 owners; your Android 7.0 Nougat update is rolling out right now. That means you’re getting treated to all of the new things that Google introduced with Nougat, plus Samsung’s tweaks, and hopefully none of the diminished battery life.
Samsung has been rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in recent weeks, the product of its beta testing program that began in November 2016. While it’s always good to see a handset updating to the latest version of Android, it has been reported that the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 could have an adverse impact on battery life.
ZTE is next up to bat to bring Nougat to some of its devices, and first on the list is the Axon 7. ZTE is touting this as the most affordable Daydream compatible phone in the US right now, which is a selling point all on its own, but there’s plenty of other stuff to look forward to in this update.
Samsung has already released Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge but we’re still waiting for that update on the carrier-branded versions of the device. Like pretty much all major updates on a carrier phone, there’s a delay between when the manufacturer releases it and when the phone actually gets updated, but it’s a good opportunity to see which carriers are quick to get the new software pushed out.