Lenovo may not be very prompt in seeding last year's operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its eligible devices, but it appears like it will roll out Google's recently released Android 7.0 Nougat OS to its handsets earlier than expected. The company is yet to reveal the list of devices that will receive the firmware update, but reports have claimed that it may come to several handsets, including Lenovo ZUK Z2, Vibe K5 Note, and Vibe K4 Note.
Google has already seeded Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One, so Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the smartphone industry may soon start rolling out the firmware to its devices.
The Chinese company is very likely to release the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Lenovo ZUK Z2, Lenovo Z2 Pro, Lenovo Vibe K5 Note, Lenovo Vibe X3, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note, Lenovo Vibe Phab 2, Lenovo Phab 2 Plus, and Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The firmware roll out may start as early as the October, or at least before the end of this year, and run into next year.
However, Lenovo Vibe K3 Note, Lenovo Vibe Phab Plus series and Lenovo ZUK Z1 will not get the firmware update as Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 is not compatible with Android 7.0 Nougat's Vulcan API.
Android 7.0 Nougat has features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, Seamless updates, Screen Zoom, Clear All, Data saver, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, App switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis.