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Why Android 7.0 won’t officially come to Snapdragon 800/801 devices, explained.

Following Android 7.0 Nougat update arrives: when will you get it?

"It looks like some popular devices will miss the party. For example;
  • Sony’s announcement didn’t include the Xperia Z3
  • HTC’s announcement didn’t include the One M8
  • Google isn’t planning to release Nougat for the Nexus 5.
These three devices have two things in common. First, their age: they were all released in 2013/2014, making them at least two years old. Secondly, they all use the Snapdragon 800 or Snapdragon 801 processor."

Qualcomm responds

"Speculation about support for Android 7.0 on the Snapdragon 800/801 was further fueled by a tweet from LlabTooFeR, the developer behind the MaximusHD ROM, “Qualcomm will not release graphics drivers for 800/801 CPUs. So HTC One M8 and other devices based on this CPU won’t get official Android 7.0.

We reached out to Qualcomm for a comment and received the following statement:

“Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. works closely with our OEM customers to implement and support varying versions of the Android OS across our Snapdragon chipsets. The length of time a chipset is supported and the upgradable OS versions available to consumers are subject to the OEM product lifecycle. We recommend you contact your device manufacturer or carrier for information on support for Android 7.0 Nougat.”

So, according to Qualcomm it is an age thing, i.e. the OEMs (LG, Sony, HTC etc) have decided that Snapdragon 800/801 devices have reached the end of their product life cycles. But Qualcomm’s statement and LlabTooFeR’s tweet are at odds with one other. What if another OEM wanted to release Android 7.0 Nougat on a Snapdragon 800/801 device? Would it be allowed?"

Qualcomm - Snapdragon Mobile Processors and Chipsets | Qualcomm
 
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shicomu

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My oneplus one is allready running N ... so qualcomm's position is at least a little odd imho..
 

jamescv7

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Oh well either they have different official statement, the point here where peope will those well known brand because of it's name.
 

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