Google’s Android N update is now smartly into its beta lifestyles. A number of Nexus customers handsets were road-testing the OS for a few months now. The preliminary verdict could be very sure and there seems to be so much to look ahead to with the general construct, which will have to be with us a while in September.
Plus, Google were given the Android N preview builds out great and early. This implies the Giant G’s engineers now have quite a lot of time and comments to paintings thru prior to pushing out the general construct. The general construct and all of its options can be formally introduced at Google I/O 2016, which kicks off on Would possibly 18 in California.
Android N Update: When Will YOUR Telephone Get It?
As of at this time, that is the Android N update time table for Nexus:
- March: Android N developer preview 1 (alpha)
- April: Android N developer preview 2 (beta)
- Would possibly: Android N developer preview 3 (beta)
- June: Android N developer preview 4 (with last APIs and SDK)
- July: Android N developer preview 5 (near-final construct)
- August/September: Ultimate Android 7.0 AOSP construct
Nexus is all the time first inline. That is why KYM has been recommending Nexus handsets for years. For those who love Android and hate bloatware there in point of fact isn't any higher handset. Remaining yr’s Nexus 6P used to be very good in virtually each and every regard and this yr’s Nexus 2016 phones — either one of which it sounds as if HTC-built — are shaping as much as be completely superior, if provide rumours are taken at face worth.
However in the event you, like nearly all of Android customers, don't seem to be rocking a Nexus handset, smartly, you may simply have to attend that little bit longer for Android N to reach for your tool. The explanations for this are myriad. Sadly, lengthy delays on Android updates, even for flagship telephones, is a reality of lifestyles inside the Android Kingdom.
With this in thoughts, let’s check out each and every of Google’s primary hardware spouse’s track-records with Android updates.
Samsung Android N Update
Being the largest doesn’t imply being the most productive relating to Android updates. Samsung has persistently been garbage at getting Android updates out in a well timed style and we DO NOT be expecting that to switch with Android N.
It took Samsung 5 months to type out its first Android Marshmallow update remaining yr, as an example. Android Marshmallow introduced on Sept. 29 and Samsung driven its first update out to the Galaxy Notice 5 (Verizon) on March 3, 2016.
What does this imply for Android N? Easy: you most likely gained’t be getting it in your Galaxy S7 till no less than Q1 2017.
HTC Android N Update
HTC did A LOT higher than Samsung remaining yr with updates; Android Marshmallow landed at the HTC One M9 in December, simply two months after Google’s authentic unencumber.
In contrast to Samsung, HTC has A LOT to turn out in 2016. The HTC 10 is up towards one of the crucial most powerful Android lineups in fresh reminiscence with the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 EDGE, so the corporate wishes to make sure it delivers the products with recognize to well timed Android updates.
Highest case situation? The HTC 10 will probably be rocking Android N via December, simply in time for Christmas.
BlackBerry Android N Update
BlackBerry used to be VERY sluggish with its Android Marshmallow update, however seeing as the corporate is just about logo new to the entire Android update saga, we’ll reduce it some slack.
The corporate is extra focussed on securing Google’s platform and refining the whole revel in of the use of the device on its present PRIV style, which is ok — we adore what they’re doing. So much.
With this in thoughts, it's tricky to make assumptions about Android N for the PRIV or, certainly, BlackBerry’s upcoming Android telephones. It might do a whole 180º and get the update out in double-quick time, which might be superior.
This isn’t all that most probably even though, so for now we’ll err at the aspect of warning and are expecting a Q2 2017 free up for Android N on BlackBerry telephones.
LG Android N Update
God I really like LG. The LG G5 is definitely my favorite telephone of the yr to this point. You'll be able to learn why right here — LG G5 Review: 2016’s Most Interesting Android Phone.
Like HTC, LG has been lovely just right with its Android updates — the corporate used to be the primary, save for Google, to get a service model of Android 6 out the gates. The primary Android Marshmallow update landed at the LG G4 in December 2015. The V10 and G3 won the similar update in March.
This implies we may well be taking a look at an Android N update for the LG G5 in December — and, early-December at that.
Huawei Android N Update
Huawei has are available leaps and boundaries throughout the previous 18 months. It used to be additionally some of the first handset makers to get an Android Marshmallow telephone out — the AWESOME Huawei Mate 8 shipped with Android 6 throughout November, only one month after Google launched the device.
This places Huawei in excellent stead, as it's showed to be updating its Mate line at precisely the similar time this yr — November. If this occurs, a completely believable attainable, then Huawei would have one of the most first, save for Google’s Nexus telephones, Android N telephone on marketplace.
Be expecting the Huawei P9 and Mate 8 to get the similar remedy all the way through December on the earliest.