Google has finally released the Android 7.0 Nougat update, and manufacturers and carriers are working on definite schedules to release the firmware. Fortunately, some OEMs have already started working with a number of third parties providing ROMs for devices like Sony, OnePlus, Nexus, Samsung and LG.
Android 7.0 Nougat ROMs
It continues to be a waiting game for many device owners as Google released the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Despite Google’s pressure on OEMs and carriers to be timelier in their releases, some companies still cannot provide exact dates on when users can expect the firmware. This is where the developer community comes in.
Fortunately, there are parties who can provide ROMs and give users the chance to upgrade their devices without waiting for the official rollouts or OTA.
According to XDA Developers, there are a number of options for Sony users. For instance, the Free Xperia Project team has released a series of test builds. Some of the devices covered in the releases include:
- Z1 (honami)
- Z1 Compact (amami)
- Z Ultra (togari)
- Z2 (sirius)
- Z2 Tablet (castor)
- Z2 Tablet WiFi (castor_windy)
- Z3 (leo)
- Z3 Compact (aries)
- Z3 Tablet Compact (scorpion)
- Z3 Tablet Compact WiFi (scorpion_windy)
- Z4 Tablet (karin)
- Z4 Tablet WiFi (karin_windy)
- Z5 (sumire)
- Z5 Premium (satsuki)
- Z5 Compact (suzuran)
- X (suzu)
For OnePlus, there are Unofficial CyanogenMod 14 WIP Builds for the OnePlus 3, very early build of CyanogenMod 14 for the OnePlus X and build of AOSP 7.0 for the OnePlus One. There are working Nougat ROM, WIP Nougat ROM and AOSP 7.0 Builds exist for the Nexus devices. Samsung users, on the other hand, can upgrade to AOSP 7.0 Nougat for the AOSP 7.0 Nougat and builds for AOSP Nougat for the Galaxy Tab S variants.
According to The Verge, LG also recently launched the V20 smartphone with Android 7.0 Nougat. The V20 comes with 5.7-inch display, 4GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It also features a removable 3200mAh battery.