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In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the U 11.

Business hasn’t been great for HTC over the last couple of years. The company hopes to change that and get back on track with its U lineup of smartphones. At the beginning of the year, it officially announced the U Ultra and U Play. Soon, the company will also take the wraps off its flagship device, which will reportedly be called the HTC U 11. However, it is worth mentioning that the name hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, so the device might make its debut under a different moniker.

The upcoming high-end device will be an important one for HTC. In order to stay relevant on the market, the manufacturer desperately needs a smartphone that can spark consumer interest and go head to head with other flagships. This year has seen a number of impressive devices already, including the Galaxy S8, Huawei P10 and LG G6.

As you can imagine, there are a bunch of rumors going around regarding the HTC U 11 already. If you want to know how the device will look, what it will offer specs-wise, when will it be released, and how much will it retail for, you have come to the right place. You’ll find all this information and more down below (or at lest, our best guesses so far).

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HTC U 11: release date

The HTC 10 was announced at a press event on April 12 last year and went up for pre-order right away in the US. However, customers had to wait for about a month to get it, as the device started shipping and officially went on sale in May.

This year, HTC has decided to unveil its successor a little later than usual. The company has already confirmed that it will take the wraps off the U 11 on May 16. The reason for this is probably because of supply shortages of the Snapdragon 835, which is rumored to power the device. Samsung apparently had first dibs on the chipset, which is found in the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. It now looks like Qualcomm’s latest processor is available in larger quantities, as the announcement of the U 11 is just around the corner.

Squeeze for the Brilliant U. 05.16.2017

— HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017

Unfortunately, there’s currently no word on when exactly the U 11 will be available for purchase. It’s possible that you’ll be able to pre-order it right after it’s announced in a few countries, just like last year with the HTC 10. Our best guess is that the smartphone will then probably go on sale within a month, so in June at the latest.

HTC U 11: specs

Being a flagship, the HTC U 11 will obviously sport high-end specs and will compete with devices like the Galaxy S8, LG G6, and Huawei P10, among others. According to the latest rumors, the smartphone will offer a 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution and will pack a 3,000 mAh battery.

As mentioned above, the HTC U 11 will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 835. The U 11 will reportedly be available in two variants, one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage and the other with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of space. You’ll be able to expand the storage with the help of a microSD card.

On the back, you’ll likely find a 12 MP camera with Sony’s IMX362 sensor and HDR+ support, which offers real-time HDR processing in the viewfinder before a picture is taken. HTC will also reportedly equip the device with a 16 MP front-facing selfie snapper featuring Sony’s IMX351 sensor.

The U 11 will have a fingerprint scanner located on the front, below the screen, and include four microphones to allow for a surround sound effect when recording (called 3D Audio). According to LlabTooFeR, a noted HTC ROM developer and frequent leaker, the smartphone will also ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack. This means you’ll have to plug in your headphones in the USB Type-C port with the help of an adapter, which we hope will be included in the retail box.

The upcoming flagship is also expected to be water and dust resistant thanks to an IP57 rating. Therefore, it should survive being immersed in up to one meter (3.3 feet) of water for a period of 30 minutes.

Moving on to the software, the U 11 will ship with Android 7.1 Nougat on board with HTC’s Sense 9 user interface on top. It brings quite a few features to the table including the Sense Companion digital assistant, which provides you with info cards containing reminders, a weekly step count summary, and restaurant recommendations around your location, among other things.

HTC U 11: Edge Sense

In order to compete with the big boys and capture consumer interest, the HTC U 11 has to offer something new and different than its competitors. HTC knows this, which is why it will reportedly equip its flagship device with a new technology called Edge Sense.

According to Evan Blass, the U 11 will have embedded sensors in its frame that will allow you to perform certain tasks just by squeezing and swiping the edges of the device. These include launching the camera, calling up a digital assistant like HTC’s own Sense Companion or Google’s Assistant, and turning on Wi-Fi, among a bunch of others.

It’s also expected that you’ll be able to squeeze the device for different lengths of time in order to perform different tasks. Blass has posted a video showcasing the feature on Twitter, which you can check out below.

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— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 8, 2017

On paper, the Edge Sense technology does look promising and if it works as expected, it will make the U 11 a unique device on the market. Just squeezing it to open an app or something similar is a great idea that saves you a little bit of time and really does improve the experience with the smartphone. How Edge Sense will work with cases we’re not yet sure.

HTC U 11: design

Despite being critically well received, the HTC 10 wasn’t a big hit among consumers. Therefore, it makes sense that its successor will offer a new design that might be more popular with smartphone lovers. However, those of you hoping for a bezel-less design, like the one on the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, will be disappointed. Based on the first leaked image of the U 11, the flagship actually looks very similar to the U Play, meaning it doesn’t have small bezels on the top and at the bottom.

As you can see, it sports a fingerprint scanner on the front, while a circular camera lens along with a flash module is found on the back. Just like the U Play and the U Ultra, it is expected to have a metal frame and a glass black.

The device will be available in five different colors. You’ll be able to get your hands on a white, black, blue, red, and silver version of the U 11. Just keep in mind that not all colors will be available in every market.

It does make sense that the U 11 looks similar to the U Ultra and U Play (image below). For some, the design may be a bit too generic for what is being touted as HTC’s 2017 flagship device, complete with an expensive price tag. It almost feels like HTC is trying to play it safe, on design of all things. This may not be such a great idea in this current climate, with striking new phone designs hitting the market every month.

HTC U 11: price

Although not confirmed, the HTC U 11 will probably cost around the same as its predecessor did when released last year. This means you’ll be able to get if for around $700 in the US and £570 in the UK. In Europe, the retail price can be quite different from country to country, but it is expected to be somewhere between €700 and €750.

At this price point, the device will really have to offer something new and unique in order to compete with the G6 and other high-end smartphones in the same price range. It would probably be better if the U 11 would carry a more affordable price tag, as that would make it more appealing to a wider group of consumers. This still might happen, although the chances aren’t that great.

The U Ultra, for example, went on sale last month in the US for $750. HTC is already offering a $150 discount on the device, which suggests that it isn’t selling very well. The story might not be different when it comes to the U 11 if its price will be too high.

These are all the rumors we’ve heard so far regarding the HTC U 11. We’ll update this page as soon as we hear more.

In the meantime, let us know what you think about the upcoming flagship. Would you consider getting it over the LG G6 or Galaxy S8? Share your thoughts with us by posting a comment down below.

BlackBerry has been out of the hardware game for a while now, but the storied brand will live on thanks to licensing deals with other manufacturers including TCL, of Alcatel fame.

BlackBerry and TCL just announced the release of the KEYone in US and Canada, starting from the end of May. In UK, however, you can have it a bit early and the two companies think they can build hype for the KEYone by having an exclusive launch event in London.

Customers can walk into the flagship Selfridges store on Oxford Street and purchase a BlackBerry KEYone for £499, starting today. I’ll be honest, I kinda like the idea. It rewards the loyal customers BlackBerry has accumulated over the years by allowing them to have an exclusive device, even if it’s for a short while. As long as those fans can get to London, of course.

The KEYone has made headlines recently thanks to its capacitive QWERTY keyboard, a rare commodity in this day and age. What is a capacitive keyboard you ask? Well remember the trackpad on older BlackBerrys, like the BB Bold? You can use your thumb, or any finger for that matter, to swipe and drag along the keyboard to interact with Android. Watch our hands-on video to really understand the beauty of it:

Other than that, the BlackBerry KEYone sports a 1080p 4.5-inch LCD screen, Snapdragon 625 and 3GB of RAM, along with a 3,505 mAh battery. (I love how they squeezed in that extra 5 mAh, thanks TCL!)

The official launch in the UK is May 5, if, for some reason, you can’t make it to a Selfridges. Starting that date, the KEYOne will be available throughout the Carphone Warehouse network.

What do you like about BlackBerry’s new phone?

Uber is rolling out a significant update to its app’s rating system to try and make it fairer and encourage better rider behaviour.

Uber is now making rider ratings more visible, placing them directly under their names in the app menu. “Many riders forget that their driver is also rating them, too,” said Uber in a press release. “Things like eating in the car, slamming the door, or trying to pile in more people than seatbelts can impact whether it’s a 5-star experience for drivers.”

The new placement will act as an ongoing reminder to users to be respectful on their journeys.

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Meanwhile, Uber is also rolling out changes to POOL trips so that driver-ratings aren’t negatively affected by forces outside of their control. “Now, when riders rate a POOL trip less than 5 stars, they can select additional reasons why. And when the reason is something like the route or co-rider behavior, we won’t count the rating toward the driver’s average,” said Uber.

The updates began rolling out globally from yesterday and should soon be seen in the app.

What are your thoughts on the latest moves from Uber? Let us know in the comments.

Previous updates

Cross-street pickup

April 14: Uber has added a new “cross street” feature for pickups and drop-offs designed to help protect your privacy. Simply enter a cross street in the app or if the app doesn’t recognize it, just enter a nearby address and then drag the pin to the nearest intersection.

The company also launched a new partnership with Getaround, finding a way for budding Uber drivers that don’t own a car to still join the fleet.

Uber comes to Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches

February 5: Uber finally added the ability to install Uber as a standalone app on any smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0. First teased all the way back in 2015, this feature means that you won’t depend on your phone to hail a ride, pick a destination from your favorite list, or check for the arrival of your car.

Let Uber take you straight to your friend

December 22: Uber added the option to tell your Uber driver to take you straight to a location shared by a friend. Just sync the Uber app with your contacts, ask a friend to share their location, and enjoy the drive. On the way there, enjoy some special Uber Snapchat filters.

Samsung Pay first launched in South Korea back in 2015. The tech giant then expanded its mobile payment service to a bunch of other countries including the US, China, and Spain, just to name a few. Today, the company announced that it is expanding Samsung Pay to four more markets.

The service is now available in Sweden and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has entered early access in Hong Kong and Switzerland. This means that Samsung Pay is currently available in 16 markets around the world.

As you probably know, Samsung Pay allows you to buy products and services at supported retailers with the help of your smartphone. Quite a few Samsung devices support the service including the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Those who own either one of the flagship handsets can, in addition to the existing authentication methods, also use the iris scanner to authorize a payment.

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April 27, 2016

Samsung’s payment service also works on the Gear S3. The company has announced that making payments with the help of the smartwatch is now supported in three more countries: Russia, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates.

Samsung knows that mobile payment services will become big business in the future. That’s why the company has been trying hard to expand to as many markets as possible. However, it is facing a lot of competition from the likes of Android Pay and others. More companies will enter the market in the near future including LG, which will launch its own mobile payment service (LG Pay) in June.

The OnePlus 3T was one of the best smartphones of 2016. We’re looking forward to seeing what its successor, the rumored OnePlus 5, will bring to the table this year. Although we’re still a few months away from its launch, a first render of the device has allegedly been leaked by India Today.

The render only shows the back of the device, revealing just a dual camera setup. Just like the OP3T, the rendered device appears to feature a metal body and a slightly curved back that should make the device feel more comfortable in the hand. The design is very simple and doesn’t stand out from the crowd, which is something we’re used to seeing from OnePlus. Other than that, the render doesn’t really reveal anything else.

So far so good, but there are some details that make us doubt the authenticity of the render. Putting the render next to literally the first image that shows up in Google Search when you search for “OnePlus 3 black” reveals that the OnePlus 3 and the alleged OnePlus 5 are almost identical in shape.

(In the image below we punched up the contrast/lighting settings of the leaked pic to bring up the details.)

Sure, this similarity could be because OnePlus would keep the same general design for the OnePlus 5. But it’s more likely that someone simply took an OP3 and doctored it to look like something new.

The most suspicious part of the leak seems to be the camera. Looking at it closely, it seems like someone used the clone tool in Photoshop to duplicate the OnePlus 3’s camera lens, with a few adjustments to make it look different.

Then there’s the fact that OnePlus tends to make significant design changes from one generation of its flagship to the other. It would be surprising to see such a highly iterative design for the OnePlus 5, especially given that OnePlus has already released a second edition – or an “S edition” if you will – of the OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T.

We might be overly paranoid here, and we will be the first to admit if that’s the case with this render. But until we see more evidence to support it, we’ll file it in the “highly suspicious” folder.

Let us know what you think!

The Android 7.0 Nougat update is underway! Following its release in August 2016, Nougat began its steady expansion through the massive Android ecosystem.

As it’s often the case, some phone makers are taking their time bringing Nougat to their devices, so we’re here to answer your questions about it. Read on to find out when will your phone be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat and which phones got it already.

Let’s dive right in!

What’s new in Android 7.0 Nougat? Read our in-depth review

Which Android version is the most popular right now? Find out here

Looking for Marshmallow update information? Check out the Android 6.0 update tracker

Before we start

Like it or not, keeping your device up to date with the latest Android version is a waiting game. While Google and its manufacturer partners have made some progress over the past years, it still takes more time than we’d like to get up to date.

The availability of the Nougat update will depend on the decision of the manufacturer, but also on factors like your specific model, your region, carrier, and even where you bought the device from.

Just because your specific phone or tablet is not on the list, it doesn’t mean it won’t get the Nougat update. The opposite is also true.

Key Android 7.0 Nougat update features

The best place to learn about all the features of Android 7.0 Nougat is our full Nougat review. It contains a rundown of all the main changes, the design updates, and other things you should know about Nougat. Below we have our video overview of Nougat and a quick list of key features you should know.

  • Split-screen mode
  • App quick switching
  • Redesigned notifications
  • Notification bundling
  • System UI Tunner
  • Customizable Quick Settings
  • Doze Mode on the Go
  • Multilanguage mode
  • New emoji
  • New Settings menu
  • Do Not Disturb mode
  • Data Saver
  • Seamless updates
  • File-based encryption
  • Improved call management
  • Android for Work

Google Nougat update

In 2016, Google entered the smartphone manufacturing arena with its own brand of phones and, as you’d expect, the Pixel and Pixel XL launched with Nougat onboard. The two Google phones were also among the first to get the following Android 7.1 updates.

If you care about getting updates as soon as possible, Pixel devices (as well as recent Nexus devices) are your best choice. While Google’s track record is not perfect, it’s still a far cry from the performance of Android OEMs. Plus, you can always take matters in your own hands and flash a Nougat update OTA file or factory image on your phone.

The following devices are officially receiving Android 7.1.2 Nougat updates. Click on the links to get the latest factory image.

The following devices received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, but will not be updated to Android 7.1.2:

Click here if you need instructions on how to manually flash Nougat factory images on your Pixel or Nexus devices.

A full list of Android factory images for Google devices is available here.

You can also flash just the relevant OTA file zip, which should allow you to preserve your date. Find all the OTA file zips here.

Android 7.1.2

Android 7.1.1

  • December 5, 2017: Android 7.1.1 factory images went live for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi and LTE), as well as the Nexus Player.
  • January 2017: The Nexus 6 received its final update – to Android 7.1.1.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview

  • October 19, 2016: Factory images and OTA zip files became available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C.

Android 7.0

  • August 23, 2016: Nougat began rolling out to Nexus devices and the Pixel C.

Some Android One devices first began receiving Nougat around September 12.

Samsung Nougat update

As the most popular Android phone maker in the world, Samsung has the final say on how fast tens of millions of people get their Android updates. While the Korean giant improved its update game in the past couple of years, the sheer size of its portfolio means that many devices can go by the wayside.

Devices that will get Nougat across their versions include the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE), Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A8.

Samsung Galaxy S7

  • November 4, 2016: Samsung revealed a beta program for testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
  • November 28, 2016: This is Nougat on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • January 17, 2017 – China and UK: Nougat is coming to the stable version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
  • January 26, 2017 – India, Russia, Germany: The Nougat update is rolling out to users in India and Russia, as well as Vodafone subscribers in Germany.
  • February 17, 2017 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile has started rolling out the stable Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy S7.
  • February 21, 2017 – Sprint US: Sprint has begun its rollout of the Android Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The update comes in at around 1.2 GB.
  • March 7, 2017 – Verizon US: The carrier has announced that it is rolling out the Nougat update to Samsung’s Galaxy S7.
  • March 20, 2017 – Rogers and Telus Canada: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get Android 7.0 Nougat on Rogers and Telus
  • April 21, 2017 – US Cellular US: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get Android 7.0 Nougat on US Cellular

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

  • January 17, 2017 – China and UK: Nougat is coming to the stable version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
  • February 17, 2017 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile has started rolling out the stable Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
  • March 7, 2017 – Verizon US: Verizon announced that it’s rolling out the Nougat update to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.
  • April 21, 2017 – US Cellular US: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get Android 7.0 Nougat on US Cellular

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

  • March 8, 2017 – AT&T US: AT&T rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy S6

  • March 9, 2017 – Europe Unlocked: After a brief delay, the Galaxy S6 began receiving its update to Android 7 in UK, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
  • March 13, 2017 – India: Nougat rolled out for the Galaxy S6 in India.
  • April 24, 2017 – Verizon US: Nougat is hitting the Galaxy S6 on the Big Red network.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

  • March 9, 2017 – Europe Unlocked: The Galaxy S6 Edge began receiving its update to Android 7 in UK, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
  • March 13, 2017 – India: Nougat rolled out for the Galaxy S6 Edge in India.
  • April 24, 2017 – Verizon US: Android 7 .0 Nougat now available for the Galaxy S6 Edge on Verizon.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

  • March 21, 2017 – Unlocked: The device began receiving Nougat in Turkey, followed by Middle Eastern countries, India and other countries.
  • April 6, 2017 – Sprint US: Along with the Note 5, Sprint also released the Nougat update for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
  • April 11 – AT&T US: Galaxy S6 Edge Plus phones on AT&T are getting the promised update to Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • April 12, 2017 – Verizon US: Verizon announced its Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is getting the Nougat update.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

  • April 7, 2017 – Unlocked: Both the 8.0 and 9.7 version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 have started their update process to Android 7 Nougat.

LG Nougat update


  • November 7, 2016 – South Korea: The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG G5 has started its slow rollout.
  • November 21, 2016 – Sprint US: Android 7.0 Nougat update for the G5 has started rolling out on Sprint.
  • February 20, 2017 – AT&T US: LG G5 owners have been reporting that Android 7.0 Nougat is finally rolling out to their devices.
  • November 29, 2016 – T-Mobile US: Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to LG G5 owners with T-Mobile.
  • November 30, 2016 – US Cellular US: Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to LG G5 owners with US Cellular.

LG V10


Huawei Nougat update

Huawei Mate 8

  • November 16, 2016: A Nougat build for the Huawei Mate 8 was leaked online.

Huawei P9

  • March 2, 2017: EMUI 5.0 and Nougat were promised for the Huawei P9 by the end of the first quarter.

Huawei Nova

Honor 8

Honor 6X

  • March 3, 2017 – Unlocked US: Honor 6X Android Nougat beta program begins in the US.

Honor 5C

HTC Nougat update

HTC 10

Read our dedicated HTC 10 update tracker here.

  • November 25, 2016 – International Unlocked: Unlocked versions of the HTC 10 start receiving a software update to the latest and greatest Android Nougat.
  • January 7, 2017 – T-Mobile US: T-Mobile issues the HTC 10 Android Nougat update to its customers.
  • January 26 – The Android Nougat update for the HTC 10 in Europe has been stopped for a second time after kicking off just two days earlier.
  • February 7, 2017 – Unlocked Europe: Android Nougat began rolling out to HTC 10 units in Europe. The rollout initially went out on January 26, but was put on hold temporarily.
  • February 20, 2017 – Sprint US: Sprint starts rolling out the final Nougat build to the HTC. It includes the latest security patches and network performance improvements.
  • March 30, 2017 – Verizon US: Verizon has begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to HTC 10 devices on its network.

HTC One M9

  • December 5, 2016 – Unlocked International – The Nougat over-the-air update for the unlocked version of the HTC One M9 began rolling out.
  • February 2, 2017 – Europe, Turkey and South Africa: Users in these countries began receiving Nougat on their M9s, with more countries to follow.
  • March 21, 2017 – T-Mobile US: Nougat update for HTC One M9 on T-Mobile begins rolling out
  • April 12, 2017 – Sprint US: Sprint users are reporting getting Nougat on their One M9 phones.

HTC One A9

OnePlus Nougat update

OnePlus 3/3T

Asus Nougat update

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

Asus ZenFone 3

  • January 9, 2017 – Unlocked: Asus is rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the device.
  • March 9, 2017 – Unlocked: After the initial January update was halted due to bugs, ASUS announced that the Nougat rollout has resumed for both the ZE520KL and ZE552KL variants of the ZenFone 3.

Motorola Nougat update

Motorola officially confirmed that the following devices will be updated to Android 7:

  • Moto G Plus (4th Gen)
  • Moto G Play (4th Gen)
  • Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play
  • Moto X Force
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Droid Maxx 2
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Play Droid

Moto Z Play

Read our dedicated Moto Z Play update tracker here.

  • January 27, 2017 – Unlocked Europe: European Moto Z Play units begin receiving Nougat rollout OTA.
  • February 6, 2017 – Unlocked India: Android Nougat starts rolling out to the Moto Z Play in India.
  • March 7, 2017 – Verizon US: Lenovo and Verizon have started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to Moto Z Play Droid devices.

Moto Z Play Droid

  • March 7, 2017 – Verizon US: Verizon’s Droid variant of the Z Play started its journey to Android Nougat.

Moto Z/Droid

  • November 18, 2016 – Verizon US: The upgrade from Marshmallow to Nougat has begun.
  • November 21, 2016 – Unlocked International: Lenovo confirmed the worldwide rollout of the Nougat update for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The update brings with it Daydream VR support.
  • February 5, 2017 – Unlocked US: The unlocked Moto Z’s Android Nougat update is starting now.

Moto Z Force/Droid

  • November 18, 2016 – Verizon US: The upgrade from Marshmallow to Nougat has begun.
  • November 21, 2016 – Unlocked International: Lenovo confirmed the worldwide rollout of the Nougat update for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The update brings with it Daydream VR support.

Moto G4

  • December 29, 2016 – India: Owners of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in India can now finally download the latest version of the OS.
  • April 3, 2017 – Unlocked: The Moto G4 finally got its Nougat serving.

Moto G4 Plus

Moto G4 Play

  • April 20, 2017 – Unlocked: A Lenovo spokesperson announced that “Consumers will start to see Android Nougat on Moto G4 Play in June”

Moto X Style/Pure Edition

  • February 2, 2017 – Motorola Germany said the Moto X series would get Nougat from May.
  • March 20, 2017 – Users in Brazil reported receiving soak tests for the Nougat update for the Moto X Style.

Motorola Droid Turbo 2

  • February 24, 2017 – Verizon US: The Motorola Droid Turbo 2, which launched in the fall of 2015, is finally getting that update from its exclusive carrier, Verizon Wireless.

Sony Nougat update

Sony Xperia X

  • December 16, 2016 – International: Android 7.0 Nougat rolled out to the Xperia X.
  • January 2, 2017 – Beta: Sony has become the first third-party smartphone maker to release an over-the-air Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to one of its devices.
  • April 19, 2017 – Beta: The Concept team over at Sony announced that the Android 7.1.2 update is available for the Experimental track.

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony Xperia X Compact

  • December 16, 2016 – International: Android 7.0 Nougat rolled out to the Xperia X.

Sony Xperia Z3+/Z3+ Dual

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z5/Z5 Premium

Xiaomi Nougat update

ZTE Nougat update

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

  • March 30, 2017 – Unlocked: The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is about ready to get its big Nougat update, the company announced.

ZTE Axon 7

  • December 9, 2016 – Unlocked: ZTE offers Nougat preview program for Axon 7 owners in the US.
  • February 7, 2017 – Unlocked: ZTE Axon 7 update brings Nougat, Daydream View support, and more
  • March 16, 2016 – Unlocked US: ZTE Axon 7 gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in US

Nextbit Nougat update

Nextbit Robin

Nvidia Nougat update

Nvidia Shield TV (2017 & 2016)

  • January 26, 2017: Owners of both the 2017 and 2016 versions of the Nvidia Shield TV got Nougat.

Nvidia Shield Tablet

  • February 9, 2017: The Shield Tablet moved over from Marshmallow to some tasty Android 7.0 Nougat goodness with the Shield 5.0 upgrade.

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1

  • February 9, 2017: The Shield Tablet K1 moved over to Android 7.0 Nougat with the Shield 5.0 upgrade.


Nokia 6

  • April 15, 2017 – International: The Nokia 6 is reportedly getting an over-the-air update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.


Wileyfox Swift 2x

  • April 10, 2017: Moving away from Cyanogen OS, now dead, Wileyfox began updating the Swift 2x to a new Android Nougat-based operating system.

That’s the wrap-up of our Android 7 Nougat tracker. We tried to catch all major devices, but if we missed something, just let us know!

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Select models of Chevy and Vauxhall cars are confirmed to be getting Android Auto in 2017 and 2018.

Read: The best electric cars – April 2017

That’s right, the useful heads-up display software is expanding to more and more models. Here are the newly supported cars:

  • 2017 Aveo
  • 2017 Bolt EV
  • 2017 Colorado/S10
  • 2017 Cruze Hatchback
  • 2017 Onix
  • 2017 Prisma
  • 2017 Sonic
  • 2017 Trailblazer
  • 2017 Trax
  • 2018 Equinox
  • 2018 Traverse
  • 2017 Vauxhall Ampera-e
  • 2017 Vauxhall Crossland X

You can check out a full list of supported cars by going here.

Android-powered built-in infotainment systems (and their AppleCar equivalents) have been met with mixed reactions. Some say you shouldn’t have anything to distract you because your focus should be 100% on the road. Others say it’s a handy feature to safely navigate around town – miles better than a driver who has no idea where they are going.

But now that Android Auto has a standalone app, is it critical to have it built into the dash anymore? Of course, it is nice to have car statistics on the screen as well, like low tire pressure or check engine light codes, but it is a lot of money to shell out when you could simply get a phone mount and get more or less the same thing.

Read: The best electric motorcycles – April 2017

Does Android Auto sway your purchasing decision when buying a new car? Or do you buy a car for other reasons and Android Auto is a nice little extra?

Twitter has a massive user base, but it exists among the likes of Snapchat, Spotify and others who are hugely popular without making any money. In an effort to change this, Twitter has confirmed that it will begin streaming live video around the clock.

“We will definitely have 24/7 (video) content on Twitter,” Twitter COO and CFO Anthony Noto told Buzzfeed during an interview last week. “Our goal is to be a dependable place so that when you want to see what’s happening, you think of going to Twitter.”

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March 16, 2017

This news arrives ahead of the company’s Q1, 2017 earnings report which will land later today. Twitter has been turning its focus towards live-streaming options, including sports, news and entertainment programming, as a way to earn money as the growth of the platform slows. 24-hour content would provide Twitter with even more opportunities for 15-30 second ad-placements.

Noto said that Twitter would take some time to reach its 24/7 programming goal, but didn’t offer a specific timeline.

As for its performance in Q1, 2017, analysts are predicting the company’s first-ever, year-over-year revenue decline.

For those of you using the beta version of the Arrow launcher, Microsoft is testing out an update which brings support for Android for Work, the addition of Notes, and many other features. Read more…

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