Will my phone get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat?

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#Google #AndroidNougatWill my phone get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat? : Jerry looks into his crystal ball and asks: Will your phone get an Android 7.0 update? It’s time for a new version of Android, and that means I also get to make my yearly predictions about updates. Fun times!

Now, to be sure, unless a manufacturer has already committed to updating an existing phone, these are simply (mostly) educated guesses. We base them on a company’s track record, the capabilities of the phone itself, and the number of phones a company makes. It’s sort of like a blogger version of reading tea leaves and calling the bookmakers. And it’s fun. Even when we get it wrong it’s fun.

Since we’re here because we are interested in Android, and most of us like to have a little fun, let’s jump right in and answer the million dollar question — will my phone get updated to Android 7 Nougat?

Nexus phones

We’ll start with the easy ones. Nexus phones aren’t actually built by Google, but they are built to Google’s specifications and they have absolute control over all of the software. They also aren’t afraid to disappoint and tell us which phones are getting updated, and which phones are not.

  • The Nexus 6 will be updated to Android Nougat.
  • The Nexus 5X will be updated to Android Nougat.
  • The Nexus 6P will be updated to Android Nougat.
  • Android One models will be updated to Android Nougat.
  • On the non-phone side, the Nexus 9 will be updated to Android Nougat. The same goes for the Nexus Player.

This means the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 2013 aren’t getting updated. Nobody who is still using either is happy about it, but Google has made it clear that they support phones with new platform updates for a minimum of two years, and provide security and bug fixes for phones as long as they are able.

The good news is that both the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 2013 are super easy to drop a custom Android 7 ROM on, and we’ll see them shortly after Google puts out the source code for the new update. #420ROOTIT.