06 October 2016
We are still very far away from the official launch of the Android Nougat update to witness but the speculations for which devices will receive this update has already started arriving. Earlier this month, HTC officially conveyed that One A9, One M9, and HTC 10 will be the first devices from its portfolio to receive the upcoming Android update. While we were aware that these devices will be the first from HTC in receiving the Nougat update, a new speculation came our way that depicted Nexus 9 built by HTC may become the first device to receive the Nougat update.
According to the Rogers' firmware update schedule, HTC Nexus 9 will soon receive the Android Nougat update, the possible time frame is even not listed, though. The information spotted in a document posted by the carrier in which the names of the multiple devices which are going to receive their next firmware update as “coming soon” were written. The Android Nougat update for HTC Nexus 9 is written as “coming soon” as well.
Apart from this big stint, there are also other devices which according to the carrier will soon receive their next firmware update. It lists devices like the BlackBerry Priv which will receive an update for Google's Security fixes for July 15.
The names of many other devices are also written with the possible time frame of receiving their next firmware update. For instance, updates for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, S5 Active, S5 Neo, and Galaxy A5 are written as “coming soon.”
Rogers' disclaimer regarding the estimated update rollouts is as follows -
“Making sure these dates are accurate is our top priority. Sometimes, things change beyond our control so all dates listed are subject to change. Thank you for understanding.”
No version number listed for the Android Nougat update (is this an another hint?)
While looking at the provided snapshot keenly we also noted that the version number of the upcoming Android (Nougat) isn't listed. However, the version number of the next firmware update for every other device is written. So, this compelled us to believe whatever we heard the recent rumor was somewhat correct. There is a few buzz around the internet that says, Google won't give the version number 7.0 to Nougat, instead, the update will just an increment of the Marshmallow. However, we are yet to collect some concrete information that could authenticate this possibility.
Don't expect the Android Nougat update to reach soon to your flagships, unlike Apple's iOS, Android takes a lot of time in updating every device.