Android 7.0 Tablets In Q1 2017

Here is a list of Android 7.0 tablets as of Q1 2017. A few people talked to me about this over the weekend, so I thougt it might be a good idea to round them up.

Even though the Android 7.0 Nougat OS was released by Google on August 22, 2016, the stats from January 9 earlier this month revealed that Android 7.0 only had a 0.5% share of Android devices, while Android 7.1 had an even smaller 0.2% share of Android devices. That's less than Android 2.3 Gingerbread even, which still has a 1% Android device share. Android 5.0 to 5.1 still has the largest share, being present on 1/3 of all Android devices in January.

But Android 7.0 tablets are available nonetheless, and last week saw many official Android 7.0 update plans from tablet brands such as Nvidia, Sony, Samsung, and Huawei. Sony started the Z4 Tablet update 4 days ago, but temporarily stopped the OTA update last night after several complaints from the users of Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet as well as the Z5 and Z3 smartphones, that the update had caused problems on their devices. Sony have responded to this and expects the Android 7.0 update to re-commence soon.

So what are these tablets, and when will Android 7.0 roll out to these devices? Here is the list.

Tablet Size Status Officially Confirmed
Google Pixel C 10.2 Android 7.1 since 12/6/2016 Yes
HTC Nexus 9 8.9 Android 7.0 since 8/22/2016 Yes
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet 10.1 Android 7.0 OTA started Jan. 19. Temp. halted Yes
Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 8 Android 7.0 coming Yes
Nvidia Shield Tablet 8 Android 7.0 coming Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen 10.1 Android 7.0 within first half of 2017 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlocked) 9.7 Android 7.0 within first half of 2017 Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (LTE unlocked) 8.0 Android 7.0 within first half of 2017 Yes
Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 Android 7.0 + EMUI 5.0 in March-May 2017 Yes

– Jim Miller