Android One phones now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

It's a common fact that Nexus smartphones and tablets are the first to receive new Android OS updates. A few days ago, the Nexus 6P finally received the Android 7.0 Nougat update after it's been on hold since the release of the new OS due to some issues with battery and performance.

On the other hand, Android One phones should be in the second wave of devices to receive such important updates as Android Nougat. And so they are since Google has just started the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat to some Android One smartphones.

According to a new report, the Cherry Mobile G1 is one of the first to receive the upgrade, but other Android One phones are likely to get the update in the next couple of weeks, if not sooner.

Since there are quite a few Android One devices available in various emerging markets, it's hard to tell when exactly they will get Android 7.0 Nougat updates, but once Google commences the rollout it's just a matter of time until all device will receive it.

Keep in mind that this is a fairly large download (about 750MB), so make sure your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network prior to update.

Some of the highlights of the upgrade include easier multitask with multi-windows, new emoji, as well as longer-lasting battery. For more details on Android 7.0 Nougat new features and improvements we invite you to check our full review.

source: GSMArena

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31 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*When an Android One phone received Nougat before my Nexus 6 face :| Dafuq Google?

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Chillax Kiko, it's not the end of the world. Breath in, breath out.... breath in, breath out... Feel better?

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*Inhales slowly.........*Exhales loudly Kinda.....but not really.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I have Nougat on my 6P, but I'm one of those experiencing poor battery life and I haven't been prompted to update to whatever new release they say they have for the OS... so yeah. I'm just sitting here, twiddling my thumbs waiting.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I've heard a lot about that from my XDA forum friends. You're probably right about waiting........ but my soul yearns for Nougat goodness!

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, it's disappointing that it wasn't executed properly upon its initial release, but I am super excited for when Doze is fixed because it'll mean several day battery life for me as I'm a light to moderate smartphone user. I just hope it's resolved with 7.1

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

My brother too Its disappointing, seems like 7.1/RM1 is the proper public release

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I imagine that you're correct, it just sucks having to wait a month + for the phone to work they way you expect it to.

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, I wish they extended the Dev preview and released it as preview 6 Would have been far better to get a polished public release, even if delayed

31. ullokey

Posts: 177; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Same here

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Huh, kiko? Is it 9/11 which makes you unrelaxed? Lulz lol

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

So lulz or lol? You can't have both at the same time

5. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

You're better off with marshmallow. Android 7.0 is causing battery issues. It has been a tradition since lollipop to suck battery through wakelocks, and Google does nothing about it, considering their apps are the biggest culprits.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I've always questioned how Google handles play services. They have by far the most wakelocks outside of the Facebook app. You'd think they'd optimize their own services as best as possible...... guess not.

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google play services doesnt cause wakelocks itself Other apps tell Google play services to cause wakelocks It sucks that Google play services doesn't show which apps are actually causing the wakelocks

3. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

i am waiting for Samsung to release a galaxy s mobile with stock android 0S like nexus. That will be the the real beast of android world.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung had already done that with the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition... Didn't pay off, though.

12. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I mean to say the kind of hardware and looks s6 and s7 has. If Samsung can combine it with stock android , it will be great to see their performance.

28. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

It wasn't working well with the S4 GPE, so why would expect them to do it again? They have enough headache with Note7 recall right now, probably taking all of their minds off the next S8, even

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, so am I, but it's not something I would hold my breath over. Samsung has ambitions to steer consumers away from stock Android. I think their end game is to release their own OS and compete head to head with Android and iOS... And in all honesty, if anyone can, then it's Samsung.

13. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Yeah that is why they are dumping tizen based Z series in Asia to test them. But why do not they try to optimise their touchwiz so that it looses the bad reputation of being laggy. That will be better option. Or they have realised that it is not possible . So they want a new native OS.

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Apple enthusiasts don't care that Android had actual multitasking before the iPhone, or front facing cameras, or NFC, Widgets, 5"+ HD AMOLED displays, They still buy their products because it's what they love. The same can be said for Samsung enthusiasts. The hardware it top notch, the design is the best in regards to aesthetics, and they're typically riddled with all sorts of nifty features that are uncommon on other competing devices, iris scanning, IR blaster, S Pen, Eye tracking just to name a few. People are going to continue to buy their phones because they offer something compelling and exciting. If there is lag, it's definitely worth it to them to have the "Swiss army knife" of the smartphone world.

19. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No one cares who invented aeroplane, eh? Why should I care who got funny with smartphones? BTW, Apple invented smartphone... Plain and simple! But I don't care about it either... Swiss army knife...? Why? Rambo can do all sort of stuff with his double edged blade... Americans are versatile! And that's a HUGE compliment from an Aussie Oldie... You should know better... AMERICA invented smartphone... AMERICA invented aeroplane... AMERICA invented Harleys... AMERICA invented Nascar... LONG LIVE THE AMERICA...! Guess I love America when I'm a tad... Drunk! A'Day! America Day... Apple Day... Aeroplane Day... A-Okay Day to you all...

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

umm... My point being is that they have the consumer base that would likely follow them if they transitioned to a new OS, as they've compelled people to continue buying their phones year after year... As for your unusual response, I think you need to sleep it off buddy, You're acting a little too "Out there".

26. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I swear your posts will give somebody here cancer one day

16. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Impressive.. that'd be the last update right?

17. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A 32-Bit Cortex-A7 Quad Core can only go that far... You should be grateful of Google... Future Androids will likely be processing hogs considering the fact that Google is making Pure Android more like Touchwiz with multi-screens and what not... BTW, I honestly doubt that this old "4-Banger" can tow No-Gut... Ahem, Nougat I mean without any struggle... We are talking about a tiny 1GB RAM here, lad/lass... I wish smartphones were more like computers so one could beef up the specs to his/her likings... I'm a genius, eh? (Hiccup)... G'Day!

18. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Can anyone tell the amount of ram used by android system on their nexus 5x or 6p after updating to android 7.0 ?

20. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Don't look at me, boy... All I got is a Nexy Five... And... A'Day to you too... I'm out...!

23. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

1.8GB out of 2.7GB

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