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Lenovo Android 7.0 Nougat update: release date and device list

Brand Lenovo has been producing affordable high specs reliable phones for a while. The recently launched ZUK Edge is another prospective device from Lenovo. Our recent reports of ZUK Z2/ Z2 Pro and ZUK Z2 Plus Nougat firmware leaks point at the fact that Lenovo is in the right direction to releasing Nougat updates for its devices.

Lenovo Android 7.0 Nougat Update List

Here’s a closer look at the various Lenovo devices and their possibilities of receiving the Nougat update for its Vibe UI.

DeviceAndroid VersionRelease detailsAndroid 7.0 Nougat update
ZUK EdgeAndroid 7.1Device launched with Android 7.0 pre-installed. Android 7.1 update expected by February, 2017Yes
ZUK Z2 ProAndroid 7.0Expected release in January 2017, currently in MarshmallowYes
ZUK Z2Android 7.0Expected release in January 2017, currently in MarshmallowYes
ZUK Z1Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware support not found for NougatUnlikely
Vibe P1 TurboAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware supported and Q2 2017 release expected.Likely
Vibe P1Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware supported and Q2 2017 release expected.Likely
Vibe K5 PlusAndroid 7.0Expected release in January 2017, currently in MarshmallowYes
Vibe K5Android 7.0Expected release in January 2017, currently in MarshmallowYes
Vibe X3 c78Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expectedUnlikely
Vibe X3Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware supported and Q2 2017 release expected.Likely
Vibe X2 ProAndroid 7.0Further updates not expected in the older deviceNo
Vibe ShotAndroid 7.0Further updates not expected in the older deviceNo
Phab2 ProAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware supported and Q2 2017 release expected.Likely
Phab2 PlusAndroid 7.0No hardware support found for Nougat releaseNo
Phab2Android 7.0No hardware support found for Nougat releaseNo
Phab PlusAndroid 7.0Further updates not expected in the older deviceNo
PhabAndroid 7.0Further updates not expected in the older deviceNo
Vibe S1 LiteAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
Vibe S1Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
Vibe P1mAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in MediaTek 6735P device.Unlikely
Vibe K4 NoteAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceNo
Vibe CAndroid 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
Vibe AAndroid 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
S60Android 7.0No hardware support found for Nougat releaseNo
P90Android 7.0Further updates not expected in the older deviceNo
P70Android 7.0Further updates not expected in the older deviceNo
P2Android 7.0Further updates not expected in the older deviceNo
Lemon 3Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
K80Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
K6 PowerAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
K6 NoteAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
K6Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
K5 NoteAndroid 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
K3 NoteAndroid 7.0Further updates not expected in the older deviceNo
C2 PowerAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
C2Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
A7000 TurboAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
A7000 PlusAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
A7000Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
A6600 PlusAndroid 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
A6600Android 7.0Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget deviceUnlikely
A616Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A6010 PlusAndroid 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A6010Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A6000 PlusAndroid 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A6000Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A5000Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A3900Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A3690Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A2010Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A1900Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A1000Android 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo
A PlusAndroid 7.0No updates expected in the budget phoneNo

Lenovo ZUK Series

The ZUK Edge is officially announced and will be shipping soon in all parts of the world where Lenovo does business. The device comes with Android 7.0 pre-installed, and should receive the 7.1.1 update by February, 2017. The ZUK Z2/ Z2 Pro, released earlier this year, which currently runs on Marshmallow will be the first devices to receive Nougat updates from Lenovo.

The Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus has received the Nougat update thanks to a leaked firmware. However, the ZUK Z1 will not receive Nougat update as its hardware is not supported.

Lenovo Vibe Series

The Vibe K5/ K5 Plus will be the first in the series to receive Nougat update sometime in January, 2017. The Vibe P1/ P1 Turbo will receive their OS upgrades by Q2 2017 along with Vibe X3. But, the Vibe X3 c78 will not receive Nougat update, for its hardware is not supported.  The Vibe X1 is old enough not to be considered for further OS upgrades.

The Vibe S1/S1 Lite are budget phones currently running on Marshmallow. It’s unlikely that Lenovo would dedicate its time on such a device for OS upgrade. The Vibe Shot and Vibe K4 are also unlikely to attract dedicated Nougat updates. The MediaTek 6735P powered Vibe P1m also may face the same fate as Vibe K4. The Vibe C and Vibe A are low-end budget phones, which absolutely stands no chance to receive Nougat attention.

Lenovo Phab Series

Only the Phab2 Pro may get a chance to get the Nougat update as the Phab 2/Phab 2 Plus lack hardware support. The original Phab/ Phab Plus won’t be considered for the update as they’re older.

Lenovo K Series

The recently launched K6/K6 Note/K6 Power, all of which run on Marshmallow may never see Nougat light considering their budget nature. The K5 Note may receive the Nougat update in early 2017, but the K3 Note/K80 are out of question considering age factor. 

Lenovo A Series

The A series is budget in nature. The A7000/A7000 Plus/A7000 Turbo/A6600/A6600 Plus were all launched with Marshmallow and is likely to stay where they are.

The older devices like A616/A6010/ A6010 Plus/ A6000/ A6000 Plus/A5000/A3900/A3690/A2010/A1900A1000/A Plus would not be considered by Lenovo for further upgrades.

Lenovo C Series

Another pair of budget devices in C2/ C2 Power will also remain on the Marshmallow OS and won’t get newer OS.

Miscellaneous Devices

All of S60/P90/P70/P2 and Lemon 3 can all be deemed old to see Nougat OS running on them.

Lenovo devices are not so popular in the developer’s domain and doesn’t find much representation in custom ROM world. Lenovo has been producing decent devices in the budget mid-range with reasonable specs. It has taken its daring to the next level by announcing ZUK Edge. Lenovo, like other OEMs, looks all set to meet Google’s requirement of frequent OS upgrades by gearing up for its Nougat releases.

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