Status update to Android mobiles
Since the emergence of Android 7 Nougat in the Google Pixel, we have seen how the operating system slowly opened to other brands and models. However, how do you know exactly which ones and since when?
It is difficult to keep track of all, however, we have decided to make an extensive and complete list with the terminals have already received or are planning to receive Android 7 soon, and when possible, include a date. We have focused on three of the most consumed brands in the mid and high range: Samsung, Huawei and Motorola.
The Korean brand has been busy since late 2016 offering Android 7 Nougat to their devices. Let’s look at the status of this update for all of its handsets launched since the end of 2015. Keep in mind that many of the dates we offer here have been provided by Samsung’s internal sources, but not all of them are 100% confirmed.
- Galaxy A3 (2016): since last June 12 users of this midrange can upgrade the operating system to Android 7 Nougat.
- Galaxy A5 (2016): Android 7 Nougat arrived at the A5 last day May 3.
- Galaxy A7 (2016): The largest of the original Galaxy A does not yet have Android 7, but is expected to receive an update from July 31.
Interestingly, the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 of 2017 did not go on sale with Android 7 by default , but Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Unfortunately, we have not managed to get an exact date for the update, although it is expected to be imminent. In several libbers has been talking about the second half of 2017.
Galaxy J5: Samsung’s most successful midrange is still with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it is expected that on October 1 will reach its update to Android 7 Nougat. Galaxy J5 (2016): For its release, the 2016 version, its update is expected for a little earlier, on September 18. Galaxy J7: On August 18 will supposedly arrive Android 7 Nougat to the largest of the original Galaxy J.
The new generation of Galaxy J, Galaxy J3, J5 and J7 of 2017, arrive with Android 7 Nougat installed by default so we do not include them in the list. We now come to Huawei. The Chinese brand does not have as many models as Samsung, so its list is a bit more concise. In addition, all have already Android 7 and EMUI 5 available so the calendar would already be closed.
So you know if you have Huawei or Motorola phones from late 2015 onwards you will have secure access to Android 7. If you have Samsung phones, in some cases, it will take you a few months to wait, but in many other models, you already have it available.