Latest news: Motorola has confirmed the update for the Moto X Play will start in the coming weeks, while Android 8 Oreo is also out and may be ready for your phone.
Android Nougat was Google's big refresh of its phone and tablet operating system in 2016. Android is an OS that's been so thoroughly refined that the company is now more than halfway through the alphabet with names.
It hasn't stopped at Nougat either as there's now the eighth iteration of Google's OS called Android Oreo. That is out now for a select number of devices, so it may be worth checking whether your phone is ready to upgrade to even newer software.
Google released the latest version of Nougat as Android 7.1.2 software in July 2017, and many phones are still being upgraded to it now. There's a good chance your phone already has the latest Android Nougat software update waiting, or it's coming very soon.
- All the new Android 7 features you'll be getting soon
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- Be sure to check out our guide on how to download Android 7.0 Nougat
Below we've listed all of the devices we know have the update already and the latest information on when it will launch. That said, you need to bear in mind the official release date for the update won't always be reflected in the software update section on your phone.
Manufacturers decide when the software is ready to rollout, but mobile carriers and networks can also cause delays to an update so it may be worth checking with your phone provider if the update isn't ready for you yet.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? One of the most recent versions of Google's mobile OS
- When is it out? Right now, but you'll need to wait for some devices though
- When will I get it? Dependent on your phone and tablet maker, read on below
- What will it cost? The best news is it's free
Android Nougat release date
Android Nougat is out right now, but when you'll get the upgrade is going to dependent on your device. The release date is rather staggered.
It's pre-loaded on a variety of new phones including the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL and it's available to download on Google-made devices like the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Google Pixel C, and the Nexus Player. No waiting required.
You're getting Android 7.1.2 Nougat on all of these devices, except for the Nexus 6. An error caused Google to roll it back from Android 7.1.1 to Android 7.0 on the Nexus 6.
Sadly, if you have a Nexus 5, you're going to miss out on the Android Nougat upgrade altogether. It misses Google's two-year cut off by a year. But it'll still get another year of Google's all-important security patches.
Samsung, LG, HTC and other phone makers, meanwhile, have to rework their own version of the software and push it out to users, and that can take months. We've listed below the devices we know about:
Samsung phones with Android Nougat
Android Nougat is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and we don't mean that the phones are running that rinky-dink beta Samsung had launched last November. The real update is here in full.
T-Mobile was the first US carrier to officially launch Android 7.0 Nougat on the S7 and S7 Edge, followed a bit later by AT&T and Sprint. Verizon took several extra weeks to update the Galaxy S7 series.
For unlocked phones, Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and it'll soon come to older phones and tablets, too.
Nougat will arrive before the first half of 2017 is over on Samsung devices all the way back to the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+. T-Mobile has finally brought the update to its customers who are using the S6 and S6 Edge, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 that's tied to its network.
Those who own the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) or Galaxy A7 (2017) can download Android 7 right now to their devices, but if you own the Samsung Galaxy A8 or Galaxy A5 (2017) you won't be able to get the update yet.
All of these software updates may hold you over until you decide to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S3, all of which comes with Android Nougat pre-loaded. Rumors also suggest Samsung is almost ready to roll out Android 7.1 to both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus too.
LG phones with Android Nougat
LG technically launched the first Android Nougat phone back in September with the . But that was a 'world's first' title only South Koreans benefited from initially. The dual-lens camera phone didn't launch in the US until October 28, and it's not even coming to the UK.
Thinking of upgrading to the LG G6? Well, everyone, right away, can get in on the Android Nougat action that way. It launched with the Android 7.0, the AI helper Google Assistant and a killer 18:9 screen in a slim body.
LG G5 owners yearning for the same Android Nougat update need to check the Software Update menu right now. It's available for all G5 phones.
It's available in the UK on SIM-free LG G5 phones, and in the US on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. AT&T's better-late-than-never LG G5 Android Nougat update started rolling out in late February.
Sony Xperia phones with Android Nougat
But you won't find it on the Xperia Z3. It's an odd twist, for sure. While we were surprised to see Sony weigh into the Android Nougat developer with the Z3, it didn't follow through with the full Nougat upgrade for this phone.
HTC phones with Android Nougat
Motorola phones with Android Nougat
Motorola has now confirmed which phones it will upgrade to Android 7, and its list of phones is rather long.
Its X-series phones – like the Moto X Style and Moto X Force – also have the update now too while the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus also have Nougat. Those with the Moto X Play are having to wait a little bit longer but Motorola has officially said, "the Moto X Play will receive the Android 7 (Nougat) update in the coming weeks". So does Verizon's Droid Turbo 2, and stay tuned for updates on the Droid Maxx 2.
Huawei phones with Android Nougat
So far the and gotten Android 7 software upgrade, while the newly launched P10 comes with it onboard straight away.
Honor phones with Android Nougat
All these phones also come with the newly improved Emotion UI 5.0 overlay we have been able to experience on the Huawei Mate 9.
OnePlus phones with Android Nougat
ZTE phones with Android Nougat
Axon 7 was the first Android Nougat phone to be "Daydream-ready," and while phones like the Google Pixel and Moto Z launched with the VR software first, ZTE has made good on its promise.