A lot of Android smartphone owners are now pretty excited, constantly checking their phones for that mythical, yet to arrive Android Nougat upgrade. While some premium flagships have started offering Android Nougat out of the box coupled with their own skin, many others have promised Nougat upgrades will be rolled out soon. Google Pixel became the first smartphone this year to offer the complete Android Nougat experience and then some more additional features like Google Assistant, Google Allo, and the likes. Android Nougat brings a lot of new trips and tricks to your smartphone and it also ups the security quotient of the device. Upgrading to a new software version also means better app support and better security for the user. Also Read - CloudWalker Smart Screen with 4K LED display launched in India, prices start at Rs 22,990

While with Apple, Android’s biggest competitor, the upgrade happens once a year and in one go across devices, the update for Android is not the same. Android o rather Google, faces the challenge of many. In developing Android, Google created an open-source system which can be adapted by multiple brands and is free for use by all. Most brands today stick to Android and tweak it their own way. While this is a benefit for the users as they get to choose from a plethora of options and do not need to stick to one brand or one device, sometimes, they become too dependent on the manufacturer of the phone rather than knowing things will come from Google. As each manufacturer tweaks Android to suit their own need, they often have to tweak the upgrades too before rolling it out and this can take a bit of time. Also Read - Google Sound Amplifier app now available for smartphones running Android 6 Marshmallow and above

Also, many times, the budget and mid-range devices are not given any upgrades and have to make do with the same version they purchased. This leads to a lot of confusion among users and it also becomes difficult for Google to support multiple versions at the same time. These are some of the very basic reasons why Google’s Android security has been questioned in the past. However, with changing times, the transitions have become smoother with most smartphone manufacturers now rolling out the upgrade in weeks rather than months like before. Also, the upgrade timings and dates are informed well in advance so users can be prepared. While most manufacturers support their latest flagships along with flagships from the past couple of years, the support and upgrade for mid-range device is completely dependent on their discretion. Budget devices are always the losers. HTC launches “fastest smartphone ever” HTC Bolt with no 3.5mm headphone jack Also Read - Google to launch Android 'O' Beta soon

So, now with Android Nougat being the latest buzzword, if you’re wondering when you will be getting the upgrade and if you will be getting the upgrade at all, here is a complete list of devices that are scheduled to receive the Android Nougat Upgrade in the near future. Though this list is not too comprehensive, it does cover most of the brands and their flagship phones coupled with mid-range phones. And hey, if your device is not on the list, don’t get oo disappointed! You might be getting the upgrade but at a later date. After all, manufacturers have been known to change their minds and provide upgrades later or if not the entire upgrade, first release a patch to support the upgrade and then launch atleast a few feature of the upgrade to keep consumers happy. Or as an alternative, you have have Rooting. So, check out the list below! Finally! Forget third-party locks for Whatsapp as Whatsapp now comes with 2-step verification

Google Nexus Family

But naturally, Google Nexus family will be the first to get the taste of Android Nougat and nearly all recent flagship Nexus models are said to be getting the upgrade.

Nexus 6P
Nexus 5X
Nexus 9
Nexus 6
Nexus Player
Android One (Cherry Mobile G1, Lava Pixel V1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO, Infinix Hot 2)

Nexus 5 is also rumoured to get the upgrade but it isn’t confirmed as of yet.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (now discontinued)
Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7 Edge
Galaxy Note 5
Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 Edge
Galaxy S6 Edge Plus


HTC Bolt (launched with Android Nougat running out of the box)
HTC 10
HTC One A9
HTC One M9
HTC Nexus 9


Xperia X Performance
Xperia XZ
Xperia X
Xperia X Compact
Xperia Z5
Xperia Z5 Premium
Xperia Z3
Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Z3 Plus
Xperia Z4 Tablet
Xperia XA (unconfirmed)
Xperia Ultra (unconfirmed)


LG launched LG V20 running Android Nougat out of the box.

LG V10


Motorola has one of the most extensive upgrade lists:

Moto G4
Moto G4 Plus
Moto G4 Play
Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
Moto X Style
Moto X Play
Moto X Force
Moto Z
Moto Z Droid
Moto Z Force
Moto Z Play
Moto Z Play Droid
Moto G Turbo
Droid Maxx 2
Droid Turbo 2