Best smartphones that are getting Android 7.0 Nougat in 2016
Nexus phones are at the very top of the Android Nougat update list. Image credit: Android Guys.

Android 7.0 Nougat is already here, and Google Nexus devices are first on the list to upgrade to the newest OS. The list includes the Nexus 5x, 6, 6p and 9. The system officially launched on August 22, and most Nexus 5X are currently running on Nougat.

LG Nexus 5X is now running on Nougat, while Nexus 6, 6P and 9 will have to wait a little longer.  LG Nexus 5X has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor; 2GB LPDDR RAM memory; 16 Gb or 32 GB of internal memory; 5MP front camera and a 5.2-inches display with 1920X1080 LCD.

Motorola Nexus 6 has an AMOLED display with 1440 X 2560 resolution with a 5.96-inch screen. The phone runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, with 3 GB RAM, 32/64 storage, 13 MP back camera and 2 MP front camera.

16 GB Nexus 5X cost $379, while the 32GB version has a tag of $429; while Nexus 6 is around $240.

LG Android Nougat update
Best LG smartphones that are getting Android Nougat soon

LG Android Nougat update

LG V20, coming on September 23, is the first phone to come with Nougat out of the box. It has a 5.7-inches display with 1440X2560 resolution with a secondary display of 160X1040 pixels, 2.1 inches. It will run on a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor.

V20 comes either with 32 GB internal storage memory and 4 GB RAM. Or with 128 GB internal storage and 6 GB RAM.  Retail price for LG’s next Flagship will be around $650, although the company hasn’t published the official cost yet.

As the company was first to update to 2015’s Marshmallow, LG G5 might get Nougat in early December.

The G5 rocks a 5.3-inches screen with 1440X2560 display, quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB Ram, 32 GB of internal memory, 16 MP primary camera and 8 MP front camera.

HTC Nougat update

Android Marshmallow landed on HTC just two months after it was released. The company confirmed the OS would come to HTC 10’s One A9 and One M9 by the December 2016.

HTC 10, one of the strongest Android phones in recent times, has a 5.2-inches display phone with 1440X2560 resolution. It has a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB ram, 32/64 GB storage (up 256), 12 MP primary camera and 5 MP selfie camera. It cost around $599.

One A9 has a 5-inch 1080X1920 display, octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 2/3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB storage, 13 MP rear camera and 4 MP front camera. The price tag is about $350.

One M9 has a 5-inche screen with a resolution of 1080X1920. It runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB of storage. The main camera is 20 MP, while the front camera is 4 MP. Retail price for the model is around $499 (Current official site price).

Sony Xperia Nougat update

Nougat will be available on several Xperia devices: Z4 Tablet, Z5, Z5 Compact, Z5 Premium, X, XA, XA Ultra, X Performance, and Z3. Updates will be soon ready for U.S. customers. Other models with Android 6.0 already installed will have to remain on the waiting list.

Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium are Sony’s most famous phones. Z5 packs a 23 MP camera with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and 5 MP front camera with a 5.2-inches 1080p display (1920X1080).

The phone runs on eight cores with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, storage memory is 32 GB up to 200 GB with microSD, while RAM memory is 3 GB. Finally, the retail price for Xperia Z is around $535.

Their flagship phone, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, has a 5.5-inch screen with 4K resolution, 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 5 MP front camera and 23 MP rear camera. Retail price is $1,044.52.

Samsung hasn’t confirmed Android Nougat yet 

Publishers are reluctant to make a formal promise to Samsung. Usually, the Korean company maintains a two-year period to update their devices and take about six months to get their hands on each new Android OS. Probably only Galaxy 6S and S7 will see the update, while S5 is not a safe bet and S4 can’t update to Marshmallow.

Blackberry is also very slow to update, while Huawei P9 and Huawei Mate 8 are expected to update early 2017.

Source: Android Pit