The Google´s Android N 7.0 OS has a rolling out schedule consodering the Nexus smartphone as the always first device to get it this year:
March: Android N developer preview 1 (alpha)
April: Android N developer preview 2 (beta)
May: Android N developer preview 3 (beta)
June: Android N developer preview 4 (with final APIs and SDK)
July: Android N developer preview 5 (near-final build)
August/September: Final Android 7.0 AOSP build.
When Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei will update their smartphones to Android N? Let´s figure it out a little:
It took Samsung five months to sort out its first Android Marshmallow update last year, for instance. Android Marshmallow launched on Sept. 29 and Samsung pushed its first update out to the Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon) on March 3, 2016.
What does this mean for Android N? Simple: you probably won’t be getting it on your Galaxy S7 until at least Q1 2017.
HTC did A LOT better than Samsung last year with updates; Android Marshmallow landed on the HTC One M9 in December, just two months after Google’s official release.
Unlike Samsung, HTC has A LOT to prove in 2016. The HTC 10 is up against one of the strongest Android lineups in recent memory with the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 EDGE, so the company needs to ensure it delivers the goods with respect to timely Android updates.
Best case scenario? The HTC 10 will be rocking Android N by December, just in time for Christmas.
Like HTC, LG has been pretty good with its Android updates — the company was the first, save for Google, to get a carrier version of Android 6 out the gates. The first Android Marshmallow update landed on the LG G4 in December 2015. The V10 and G3 received the same update in March.
This means we could be looking at an Android N update for the LG G5 in December — and, early-December at that.
It was also one of the first handset makers to get an Android Marshmallow phone out — the AWESOME Huawei Mate 8 shipped with Android 6 during November, just one month after Google released the software.
This puts Huawei in very good stead, as it is confirmed to be updating its Mate line at exactly the same time this year — November. If this happens, an entirely plausible potential, then Huawei would have one of the first, save for Google’s Nexus phones, Android N phone on market.
Expect the Huawei P9 and Mate 8 to get the same treatment during December at the earliest.