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.
Silent Circle’s Blackphone is a niche device that puts privacy and security front and center. It’s a no-compromise solution for anyone that absolutely needs a powerful but secure device, and it has slowly gained popularity for that exact reason.
Unless you own a Pixel or one of the last Nexus devices, a question that runs through your head when Google announces a new version of Android is if your device will receive a firmware update, never mind when. Owners of selected Samsung smartphones and tablets can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to the Korean manufacturer having revealed which of its devices will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat during the first half of 2017.
The wait for unlocked devices from the Moto Z family to get Android 7.0 Nougat is almost over, but it won’t be happening in January.
Lenovo is telling owners of the unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play when to expect the software update but not when it’ll actually be released. It’s a glimpse of transparency, though, since details surrounding the Moto brand have been light ever since Lenovo bought Motorola in 2014.
We’ve been eagerly awaiting an official release of Android 7.0 to Samsung’s latest flagship line, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s taken a couple of months, but the update is finally ready for the masses.
Owners of the Nexus 6 have been watching cautiously to see how long Google is going to continue to support the device now that it is in the window for Google to decide to let it go by the wayside. Those same owners may be particularly tense given the Nexus 6 is currently the oldest device in the stable still getting updates after Google decided to not push out an update to Android 7.0 for the Nexus 5. Some good news surfaced today for Nexus 6 owners as their patience will be rewarded with an update to Android 7.1.1.
CyanogenOS has officially gone under, which leaves some questions about manufacturers that relied on the custom fork of Android for their devices. OnePlus was one of the first that pretty much completely moved away from it, but there are still a few phones running CyanogenOS that are being left out in the cold.