Lenovo Android 7.0 Nougat update List

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Lenovo Android 7.0 Nougat update 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.

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 launch expected in November end or early December, preinstalled with Nougat. 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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

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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