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Android 7 Nougat update tracker – September 6, 2017


The Android 7.0 Nougat update is underway! Following its release in August 2016, Nougat began its steady expansion through the massive Android ecosystem.

As it’s often the case, some phone makers are taking their time bringing Nougat to their devices, so we’re here to answer your questions about it. Read on to find out when will your phone be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat and which phones got it already.

Let’s dive right in!


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Before we start

Like it or not, keeping your device up to date with the latest Android version is a waiting game. While Google and its manufacturer partners have made some progress over the past years, it still takes more time than we’d like to get up to date.

The availability of the Nougat update will depend on the decision of the manufacturer, but also on factors like your specific model, your region, carrier, and even where you bought the device from.

Just because your specific phone or tablet is not on the list, it doesn’t mean it won’t get the Nougat update. The opposite is also true.


Key Android 7.0 Nougat update features

The best place to learn about all the features of Android 7.0 Nougat is our full Nougat review. It contains a rundown of all the main changes, the design updates, and other things you should know about Nougat. Below we have our video overview of Nougat and a quick list of key features you should know. You can also take a look at our roundup of all the new Android 8.0 features currently available in the Android O developer preview.

  • Split-screen mode
  • App quick switching
  • Redesigned notifications
  • Notification bundling
  • System UI Tunner
  • Customizable Quick Settings
  • Doze Mode on the Go
  • Multilanguage mode
  • New emoji
  • New Settings menu
  • Do Not Disturb mode
  • Data Saver
  • Seamless updates
  • File-based encryption
  • Improved call management
  • Android for Work


Google Nougat update

In 2016, Google entered the smartphone manufacturing arena with its own brand of phones and, as you’d expect, the Pixel and Pixel XL launched with Nougat onboard. The two Google phones were also among the first to get the following Android 7.1 updates.

If you care about getting updates as soon as possible, Pixel devices (as well as recent Nexus devices) are your best choice. While Google’s track record is not perfect, it’s still a far cry from the performance of Android OEMs. Plus, you can always take matters in your own hands and flash a Nougat update OTA file or factory image on your phone.

The following devices are officially receiving Android 7.1.2 Nougat updates. Click on the links to get the latest factory image.

The following devices received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, but will not be updated to Android 7.1.2:

Click here if you need instructions on how to manually flash Nougat factory images on your Pixel or Nexus devices.

A full list of Android factory images for Google devices is available here.

You can also flash just the relevant OTA file zip, which should allow you to preserve your date. Find all the OTA file zips here.

Android 7.1.2

Android 7.1.1

  • December 5, 2017: Android 7.1.1 factory images went live for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi and LTE), as well as the Nexus Player.
  • January 2017: The Nexus 6 received its final update – to Android 7.1.1.
  • March 2017: The Nexus 6 was downgraded to Android 7.0 due to unknown reasons.
  • August 16, 2017: The Nexus 6 is getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat again

Android 7.1 Developer Preview

  • October 19, 2016: Factory images and OTA zip files became available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C.

Android 7.0

  • August 23, 2016: Nougat began rolling out to Nexus devices and the Pixel C.

Some Android One devices first began receiving Nougat around September 12.


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Samsung Nougat update

As the most popular Android phone maker in the world, Samsung has the final say on how fast tens of millions of people get their Android updates. While the Korean giant improved its update game in the past couple of years, the sheer size of its portfolio means that many devices can go by the wayside.

Devices that will get Nougat across their versions include the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8.

Samsung Galaxy S7

  • November 4, 2016: Samsung revealed a beta program for testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
  • November 28, 2016: This is Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • January 17, 2017 – China and UK: Nougat is coming to the stable version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
  • January 26, 2017 – India, Russia, Germany: The Nougat update is rolling out to users in India and Russia, as well as Vodafone subscribers in Germany.
  • February 17, 2017 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile has started rolling out the stable Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy S7.
  • February 21, 2017 – Sprint US: Sprint has begun its rollout of the Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The update comes in at around 1.2 GB.
  • March 7, 2017 – Verizon US: The carrier has announced that it is rolling out the Nougat update to Samsung’s Galaxy S7.
  • March 20, 2017 – Rogers and Telus Canada: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get Android 7.0 Nougat on Rogers and Telus
  • April 21, 2017 – US Cellular US: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get Android 7.0 Nougat on US Cellular.
  • May 8, 2017 – Unlocked US: Finally, the unlocked version of the Galaxy S7 is getting Nougat in the US.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

  • March 8, 2017 – AT&T US: AT&T rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy S6

  • March 9, 2017 – Europe Unlocked: After a brief delay, the Galaxy S6 began receiving its update to Android 7 in UK, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
  • March 13, 2017 – India: Nougat rolled out for the Galaxy S6 in India.
  • April 24, 2017 – Verizon US: Nougat is hitting the Galaxy S6 on the Big Red network.
  • May 3, 2017 – AT&T US: Nougat is coming to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Active on AT&T.
  • May 4, 2017 – Bell and Rogers Canada: The Android 7 update is now heading to Canadian users.
  • June 5, 2017 – T-Mobile: T-Mobile’s @askdes has confirmed that Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S6 has been approved and should be rolling out shortly.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

  • March 9, 2017 – Europe Unlocked: The Galaxy S6 Edge began receiving its update to Android 7 in UK, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
  • March 13, 2017 – India: Nougat rolled out for the Galaxy S6 Edge in India.
  • April 24, 2017 – Verizon US: Android 7 .0 Nougat now available for the Galaxy S6 Edge on Verizon.
  • May 3, 2017 – AT&T US: Nougat is coming to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Active on AT&T.
  • June 5, 2017 – T-Mobile: T-Mobile’s @askdes has confirmed that Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S6 Edge has been approved and should be rolling out shortly.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

  • May 3, 2017 – AT&T US: Nougat is coming to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Active on AT&T.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

  • August 9, 2017 – Unlocked: the Galaxy A5 (2017) Nougat update is now rolling out.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)

  • May 3, 2017 – Unlocked: Samsung has now started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the device.
  • July 7, 2017 – Unlocked: Nougat is rolling out to the Galaxy A5 (2016) in Europe.

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)

  • June 12, 2017 – Unlocked: Samsung has reportedly started rolling out Nougat to the Galaxy A3 (2016).

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

  • April 7, 2017 – Unlocked: Both the 8.0 and 9.7 version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 have started their update process to Android 7 Nougat.
  • June 5, 2017 – T-Mobile: T-Mobile has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its Galaxy Tab S2.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)

  • May 11, 2017 – Unlocked: LTE and Wi-Fi versions of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 are reportedly receiving Nougat.

LG Nougat update

LG G5

  • November 7, 2016 – South Korea: The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG G5 has started its slow rollout.
  • November 21, 2016 – Sprint US: Android 7.0 Nougat update for the G5 has started rolling out on Sprint.
  • February 20, 2017 – AT&T US: LG G5 owners have been reporting that Android 7.0 Nougat is finally rolling out to their devices.
  • November 29, 2016 – T-Mobile US: Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to LG G5 owners with T-Mobile.
  • November 30, 2016 – US Cellular US: Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to LG G5 owners with US Cellular.
  • May 17, 2017 – Unlocked US: LG is finally rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the LG G5 in the United States.

LG V10

LG G4

LG Stylo 2 V

LG Stylo 2 Plus

LG K8 V

LG Phoenix 2

  • May 23, 2017 – AT&T US: The AT&T-exclusive LG Phoenix 2 just got Nougat.

Huawei Nougat update

Huawei Mate 8

  • November 16, 2016: A Nougat build for the Huawei Mate 8 was leaked online.

Huawei P9

  • March 2, 2017: EMUI 5.0 and Nougat were promised for the Huawei P9 by the end of the first quarter.

Huawei Nova

Honor 8

Honor 6X

  • March 3, 2017 – Unlocked US: Honor 6X Android Nougat beta program begins in the US.
  • May 3, 2017 – Unlocked: Huawei finally starts rolling out the Honor 6X Nougat update

Honor 5C


HTC Nougat update

HTC 10

Read our dedicated HTC 10 update tracker here.

  • November 25, 2016 – International Unlocked: Unlocked versions of the HTC 10 start receiving a software update to the latest and greatest Android Nougat.
  • January 7, 2017 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile issues the HTC 10 Android Nougat update to its customers.
  • January 26 – The Android Nougat update for the HTC 10 in Europe has been stopped for a second time after kicking off just two days earlier.
  • February 7, 2017 – Unlocked Europe: Android Nougat began rolling out to HTC 10 units in Europe. The rollout initially went out on January 26, but was put on hold temporarily.
  • February 20, 2017 – Sprint US: Sprint starts rolling out the final Nougat build to the HTC. It includes the latest security patches and network performance improvements.
  • March 30, 2017 – Verizon US: Verizon has begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to HTC 10 devices on its network.

HTC One M9

  • December 5, 2016 – Unlocked International – The Nougat over-the-air update for the unlocked version of the HTC One M9 began rolling out.
  • February 2, 2017 – Europe, Turkey and South Africa: Users in these countries began receiving Nougat on their M9s, with more countries to follow.
  • March 21, 2017 – T-Mobile US: Nougat update for HTC One M9 on T-Mobile begins rolling out
  • April 12, 2017 – Sprint US: Sprint users are reporting getting Nougat on their One M9 phones.
  • May 17, 2016 – AT&T US: AT&T updated its support page for the One M9, suggesting that the OTA would begin rolling out in the close future.

HTC One A9


OnePlus Nougat update

OnePlus 2

OnePlus 3/3T

Asus Nougat update

Asus ZenFone 3

  • January 9, 2017 – Unlocked: Asus is rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the device.
  • March 9, 2017 – Unlocked: After the initial January update was halted due to bugs, ASUS announced that the Nougat rollout has resumed for both the ZE520KL and ZE552KL variants of the ZenFone 3.

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

Asus ZenFone 3 Max

  • May 16, 2017 – Unlocked: Asus announced on its forums that the ZenFone 3 Max now has a Nougat update ready to rollout.
  • July 6, 2017 – Unlocked: Android 7.0 Nougat is scheduled to roll out for ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL).

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom

  • June 27, 2017 – Unlocked: Asus announced on its forums the release of Nougat for the Zoom variant of the ZenFone 3.

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser

Asus ZenPad 8

  • May 4, 2017 – Unlocked: Asus is rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the tablet.

Asus ZenPad Z8

  • May 26 – Verizon US: Asus is rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the tablet.

Asus ZenPad Z10

  • September 5 – Verizon US: Nougat is rolling out to the ZenPad Z10.

Asus ZenPad 3S 10

  • July 4 – Unlocked: Asus is rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the tablet.

Motorola Nougat update

Motorola officially confirmed that the following devices will be updated to Android 7:

  • Moto G Plus (4th Gen)
  • Moto G Play (4th Gen)
  • Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play
  • Moto X Force
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Droid Maxx 2
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Play Droid

Moto Z Play

Read our dedicated Moto Z Play update tracker here.

  • January 27, 2017 – Unlocked Europe: European Moto Z Play units begin receiving Nougat rollout OTA.
  • February 6, 2017 – Unlocked India: Android Nougat starts rolling out to the Moto Z Play in India.
  • March 7, 2017 – Verizon US: Lenovo and Verizon have started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to Moto Z Play Droid devices.

Moto Z Play Droid

  • March 7, 2017 – Verizon US: Verizon’s Droid variant of the Z Play started its journey to Android Nougat.

Moto Z/Droid

  • November 18, 2016 – Verizon US: The upgrade from Marshmallow to Nougat has begun.
  • November 21, 2016 – Unlocked International: Lenovo confirmed the worldwide rollout of the Nougat update for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The update brings with it Daydream VR support.
  • February 5, 2017 – Unlocked US: The unlocked Moto Z’s Android Nougat update is starting now.

Moto Z Force/Droid

  • November 18, 2016 – Verizon US: The upgrade from Marshmallow to Nougat has begun.
  • November 21, 2016 – Unlocked International: Lenovo confirmed the worldwide rollout of the Nougat update for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The update brings with it Daydream VR support.

Moto G4

  • December 29, 2016 – India: Owners of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in India can now finally download the latest version of the OS.
  • April 3, 2017 – Unlocked: The Moto G4 finally got its Nougat serving.

Moto G4 Plus

Moto G4 Play

  • April 20, 2017 – Unlocked: A Lenovo spokesperson announced that “Consumers will start to see Android Nougat on Moto G4 Play in June”

Moto M

  • July 1, 2017 – Unlocked: Nougat is now available for the Moto M in India.

Moto X Style/Pure Edition

  • February 2, 2017: Motorola Germany said the Moto X series would get Nougat from May.
  • March 20, 2017: Users in Brazil reported receiving soak tests for the Nougat update for the Moto X Style.
  • June 29, 2017: Users in Brazil are now getting the Nougat update.

Moto X Play

  • June 6, 2017 – Unlocked: Motorola India revealed the Nougat update for the Moto X Play would be released “soon.”

Moto X Force

  • June 27, 2017 – Unlocked: Motorola is finally bestowing Nougat upon the Moto X Force, users report.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

  • February 24, 2017 – Verizon US: The Motorola Droid Turbo 2, which launched in the fall of 2015, is finally getting that update from its exclusive carrier, Verizon Wireless.

Lenovo Nougat update

 Lenovo K6


Sony Nougat update

Sony Xperia X

  • December 16, 2016 – International: Android 7.0 Nougat rolled out to the Xperia X.
  • January 2, 2017 – Beta: Sony has become the first third-party smartphone maker to release an over-the-air Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to one of its devices.
  • April 19, 2017 – Beta: The Concept team over at Sony announced that the Android 7.1.2 update is available for the Experimental track.

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony Xperia X Compact

  • December 16, 2016 – International: Android 7.0 Nougat rolled out to the Xperia X.

Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Sony Xperia Z3 Plus/Z3 Plus Dual

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

  • January 20, 2017 – Unlocked: Sony confirmed the rollout of Nougat for the Z4 Tablet.
  • February 9, 2017 – Unlocked: After the initial Nougat rollout was halted on January 23 due to technical issues, Sony resumed the update.
  • June 28, 2017 – Unlocked: Android 7.1.1 is arriving to phones in the Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Sony Xperia Z5/Z5 Compact/Z5 Premium

  • January 17, 2017 – Unlocked: Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • February 9, 2017 – Unlocked: After the initial Nougat rollout was halted on January 23 due to technical issues, Sony resumed the update.
  • June 28, 2017 – Unlocked: Android 7.1.1 is arriving to phones in the Xperia Z5 family.

Xiaomi Nougat update

Xiaomi Mi Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4


ZTE Nougat update

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • March 30, 2017 – Unlocked: The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is about ready to get its big Nougat update, the company announced.
  • June 21, 2017 – Unlocked: ZTE Axon 7 Mini Android 7.1.1 Nougat update begins rolling out.

ZTE Axon 7

  • December 9, 2016 – Unlocked: ZTE offers Nougat preview program for Axon 7 owners in the US.
  • February 7, 2017 – Unlocked: ZTE Axon 7 update brings Nougat, Daydream View support, and more
  • March 16, 2016 – Unlocked US: ZTE Axon 7 gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in US

Nextbit Nougat update

Nextbit Robin


Nvidia Nougat update

Nvidia Shield TV (2017 & 2016)

  • January 26, 2017: Owners of both the 2017 and 2016 versions of the Nvidia Shield TV got Nougat.

Nvidia Shield Tablet

  • February 9, 2017: The Shield Tablet moved over from Marshmallow to some tasty Android 7.0 Nougat goodness with the Shield 5.0 upgrade.

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1

  • February 9, 2017: The Shield Tablet K1 moved over to Android 7.0 Nougat with the Shield 5.0 upgrade.

Nokia

Nokia 3

  • July 31, 2017 – International: The Nokia 3 will receive Android 7.1.1 Nougat update by the end of August.

Nokia 6

  • April 15, 2017 – International: The Nokia 6 is reportedly getting an over-the-air update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Wileyfox

Wileyfox Swift 2x

  • April 10, 2017: Moving away from Cyanogen OS, now dead, Wileyfox began updating the Swift 2x to a new Android Nougat-based operating system.

That’s the wrap-up of our Android 7 Nougat tracker. We tried to catch all major devices, but if we missed something, just let us know!

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Get the Secure Folder feature on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (Nougat only)


We all have files on our phones that are private and for our eyes only, right? That’s why Samsung announced the Secure Folder feature last year that made its debut on the Galaxy Note 7. It’s used for storing files, documents, contacts, and other personal content that can be accessed by the owner of the device with his fingerprint.

This is a feature a lot of users want to have, which is why the South Korean giant said that it will bring it to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge as soon as the devices get the Android 7.0 Nougat update. It looks like Samsung has kept its promise. The Nougat update has already hit the company’s flagships, and now the Secure Folder for both devices is available.

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However, the Secure Folder hasn’t officially been released. You won’t find it on the Google Play Store just yet, but you can get your hand on the APK file courtesy of the folks at Sam Mobile. We do expect that the app will soon make its way over to the Google Play Store, although the exact timeframe is currently unknown.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge with Android 7.0 Nougat and would like to try out the Secure Folder, click on the button below to download the APK.

Download the APK

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge getting Nougat update on AT&T


Update, February 18: AT&T has begun its rollout of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Weighing in at 1.6 GB, the update delivers all the usual Nougat features you’d expect as well as the February security patch from Google and some Samsung-specific changes. Those include removal of the AT&T Address Book, addition of Samsung Pass and Samsung Cloud and some network performance enhancements. T-Mobile also began its Nougat rollout for the S7 range on February 17.

Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android update tracker page. This page covers all major U.S. carriers with a quick reference table for each and a log with links to further details. It will be regularly updated with the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge update information.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge tend to receive their updates simultaneously – or at least very close together. For this reason, they both appear here on this update page. Also, note that we won’t be covering general security patches in our list.

We recommend you bookmark this page so you can stay up to date with the very latest updates.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Android Nougat update

Following a soak test in early January, on January 12 Samsung officially rolled out Nougat for unlocked international Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices that were enrolled in the beta program. A few days later on January 17, the update became available for all users (at least internationally – U.S. unlocked devices have still not been updated). The update then slowly creeped its way across Europe and India before making it to U.S. carriers in mid-February.

On December 20, the fourth Android Nougat beta updates for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge rolled out OTA to those enrolled in the Galaxy beta program. Technically the fifth update (the other simply patched a crash issue with Facebook), the last beta’s main change was removing the Samsung Notes app and ditching the Samsung Experience interface name in the About Device settings.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Update US

Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge updates – US Android 6.0.1 Android 7.0 Android 7.11
Verizon Yes No Planned
AT&T Yes Yes Planned
T-Mobile Yes Yes Planned
Sprint Yes No Planned

Verizon Galaxy S7 (SM-G930V) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935V) update:

  • September 1, 2016, improved voice calls, FM Radio, Barcode Beaming functionality and NextRadio app added.
  • May 9, 2016, DT Ignite added. Helps Verizon package and install apps on devices. Can’t be removed without root.

AT&T Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935A) update:

  • February 18, 2017, AT&T began the Nougat update roll out for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
  • July 27, 2016, Wi-Fi calling arrives.
  • April 21, 2016, DTV Widget added, better Wi-Fi performance when using BTLE, home and volume key responsiveness improved, other performance enhancements arrive.

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 (SM-G930T) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935T) update:

  • February 17, 2017, T-Mobile became the first U.S. carrier to roll out Nougat for the S7 and S7 Edge.
  • November 5, 2016, enabled 256/64 QAM, domestic data roaming improvements, system crash fix.
  • May 4, 2016, FM Radio, power and volume key fix, system improvements.

Sprint Galaxy S7 (SM-G930P) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935P) update:

  • May 26, 2016, battery life improvements, Wi-Fi calling added.

International Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935P) update:

  • January 17, 2017: Nougat became available for all international unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edges.
  • January 12, 2017: Samsung rolled out Nougat for international unlocked devices enrolled in the beta program.
  • January 4, 2017: Samsung began a limited soak test for the unlocked S7 and S7 Edge.
  • December 21: Vodafone Australia has confirmed that the Nougat version they’re testing for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is Android 7.0 , not Android 7.1.
  • December 20: The fourth major beta update has rolled out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge for those enrolled in the Galaxy Beta Program. The update removes the Samsung Notes app and a previous mention of the Samsung Experience interface.
  • December 16, 2016, Vodafone Australia lists the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in its weekly software update wrap-up. States “testing in progress”, but doesn’t provide an ETA.

If you’ve received an update we’ve missed, hit the comments below or Tip Us!

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Honor 8 Nougat update with EMUI 5.0 starts rolling out globally


The Honor 8, the phone that attempts to wrestle the title of “slipperiest fingerprint magnet” from the Galaxy S7, received the Nougat update in Japan last week. Now, the update is shipping internationally as well. Phone Arena reports several readers have submitted screenshots of the update, indicating a hefty 2.27 GB file size.

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According to Huawei Japan, the update includes not just the usual Android Nougat features you’d expect but also some additional stability, power management and security improvements. Furthermore, the update to EMUI 5.0 brings Huawei’s machine learning tech with it. It promises to deliver some of the Mate 9‘s “born fast, stay fast” characteristics to the Honor 8. That, and an app drawer option.

You can wait for the Nougat update to arrive via OTA or manually update your Honor 8 with the HiCare app. As with all update rollouts, it may take a while to arrive on your device. If you want to catch a sneak peek of what to expect from EMUI 5.0, take a look at our EMUI 5.0 review on the Mate 9.

Do you like the look of EMUI 5.0 or do you prefer the older Honor interface?

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The Alcatel A3 XL is a big 6-inch Android Nougat phone


As part of CES 2017, Alcatel has just announced a new, and pretty big,  smartphone. The Alcatel A3 XL has a 6-inch display, but inside the hardware is not quite as impressive.

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The display will only have a resolution of 720×1280 and the MediaTek processor is a quad-core chip running at just 1.1GHz. The phone will only have 1GB of RAM and just 8GB of onboard storage, with a microSD card for adding up to 32GB of more storage. Other specs include an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, a fingerprint sensor on the back and a 3000mAh battery.

It’s clear that this device is not targeting the hardcore hardware Android fans but rather a larger audience who might want to get a big phone at a cheaper price. There’s also the added bonus of a “vibrant range of colors and 3D patterns” that will help further set the model apart.

The Alcatel A3 XL will be sold first in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America sometime in the first quarter of 2017 and later in Europe during the second quarter. So far, Alcatel has not announced plans to sell the phone in North America.  Official pricing has not been announced but the company indicated it will sell somewhere around $ 200.

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