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.

Device Android Version Release details Android 7.0 Nougat update
ZUK Edge Android 7.1 Device launched with Android 7.0 pre-installed. Android 7.1 update expected by February, 2017 Yes
ZUK Z2 Pro Android 7.0 Expected release in January 2017, currently in Marshmallow Yes
ZUK Z2 Android 7.0 Expected release in January 2017, currently in Marshmallow Yes
ZUK Z1 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware support not found for Nougat Unlikely
Vibe P1 Turbo Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware supported and Q2 2017 release expected. Likely
Vibe P1 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware supported and Q2 2017 release expected. Likely
Vibe K5 Plus Android 7.0 Expected release in January 2017, currently in Marshmallow Yes
Vibe K5 Android 7.0 Expected release in January 2017, currently in Marshmallow Yes
Vibe X3 c78 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected Unlikely
Vibe X3 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware supported and Q2 2017 release expected. Likely
Vibe X2 Pro Android 7.0 Further updates not expected in the older device No
Vibe Shot Android 7.0 Further updates not expected in the older device No
Phab2 Pro Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Hardware supported and Q2 2017 release expected. Likely
Phab2 Plus Android 7.0 No hardware support found for Nougat release No
Phab2 Android 7.0 No hardware support found for Nougat release No
Phab Plus Android 7.0 Further updates not expected in the older device No
Phab Android 7.0 Further updates not expected in the older device No
Vibe S1 Lite Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
Vibe S1 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
Vibe P1m Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in MediaTek 6735P device. Unlikely
Vibe K4 Note Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device No
Vibe C Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
Vibe A Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
S60 Android 7.0 No hardware support found for Nougat release No
P90 Android 7.0 Further updates not expected in the older device No
P70 Android 7.0 Further updates not expected in the older device No
P2 Android 7.0 Further updates not expected in the older device No
Lemon 3 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
K80 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
K6 Power Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
K6 Note Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
K6 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
K5 Note Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
K3 Note Android 7.0 Further updates not expected in the older device No
C2 Power Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
C2 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
A7000 Turbo Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
A7000 Plus Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
A7000 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
A6600 Plus Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
A6600 Android 7.0 Currently running in Marshmallow. Further updates not expected in the budget device Unlikely
A616 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A6010 Plus Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A6010 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A6000 Plus Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A6000 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A5000 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A3900 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A3690 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A2010 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A1900 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A1000 Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No
A Plus Android 7.0 No updates expected in the budget phone No

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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