Android 7.0 Nougat Coming to Several Samsung and Moto Z Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat coming to Samsung and Moto Z devices

Multiple sources now confirm that several Samsung and Moto devices will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Here’s a list of devices by brand that should ideally get their full versions of Android 7.0 Nougat within the few weeks. It could take longer, but Samsung seems keen on pushing out the updates without delay.

Of course, with all the problems they’ve had on the Note 7 and other fronts, they’re not going to rush it before it’s fully ready and tested. And you can’t really blame them for being over-cautious this time.

6 Samsung Devices Getting Android 7.0 Nougat

South Korean electronics giant Samsung had earlier confirmed that it is working on a full version of Android 7.0 Nougat for its flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Last week they confirmed two more devices – Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge – and the company has now confirmed that it is also developing a full version for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as well as the Galaxy Tab S2.

The beta version is already available. In order to get on the Galaxy Beta Program, you will need a Samsung Account, following which you will need to download the Galaxy Beta Program App through Galaxy Apps, or the Samsung Members App on Google Play Store. You will be notified of your approval prior to being able to download Android 7.0 Nougat beta.

2 Moto Devices on Verizon Now Have Android 7.0 Nougat

We have confirmation that Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for two Moto Z models, the Moto Z Droid and the Moto Z Force Droid. Both are Verizon exclusives so, obviously, either you already have one of these smartphones or you’ll need to buy it through Verizon.

The best part about this particular update is that it is Google Daydream compatible, which means you can run a bunch of VR content on the Daydream App now available on Google Play as of this month. There’s already a ton of smartphone VR content, so this is a significant bit of news.

The availability of Android 7.0 Nougat on the Moto devices was confirmed independently by two Reddit users, as reported by TechTimes.

Of course, Google is reserving the Android 7.1 Nougat version for its own Pixel phones, a select range of Nexus phones and a few other supported devices, as we reported earlier. The Daydream support was initially announced for 7.1, but it looks like Google has made it available on 7.0 as well. This is a key capability difference between Nougat and the older Marshmallow, and opens up a huge bank of VR apps and content for Nougat users.

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