Google’s Android operating system is one of the most popular in the world right now. Given that there are products from a variety of manufacturers, there are hundreds of devices for any given Android version.
Google unveiled Android 7.0 Nougat last year, as the successor to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. While it’s almost been a year since Google announced the new Android update, it’s still not seen on all Android tablets. There are some tablets that come with Android 7.0 by default, however, and today we’ll discuss some of them today.
Best Tablets Running Android Nougat 7.0
|NVIDIA||NVIDIA SHIELD K1||999|
|Google Pixel C 10.2-in HD Touchscreen Tablet||645.95|
|Samsung||Samsung Galaxy Tab S3||597.99|
|Asus||ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 9.7"||289|
|Lenovo||Lenovo Tab 4, 10.1" Android Tablet||179.99|
Android 7.0 brings a number of new features to the table, including improved notifications, a slightly revamped UI and better onboard security against malware. Some devices mentioned on this list will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, but will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat shortly. Be sure to have a closer look at all these tablets.
This Samsung offering comes with Android 7.0 by default, so you don’t have to worry about having to update it manually. This means the OS comes with all the standard Android 7.0 features along with some Samsung specific features.
As for other hardware attributes, the Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 Super AMOLED display, the quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 6,000 mAh battery. The tablet also comes with a fingerprint scanner, and a USB C port which allows for faster charging and data transfer. Samsung also offers a stylus along with the tablet to let you draw your own sketches and generate creative content. One of the key highlights of the tablet is that it comes with 6mm thick body, which is pretty astonishing despite the kind of hardware it’s packing under the hood.
The Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 is currently selling for $597.99 via Amazon. Despite being a well packed tablet, the handset is slightly on the expensive side. However, you can never put a price tag on quality.
Lenovo makes some of the best smartphones and tablets. The best part about their products is that they’re extremely economical despite packing high-end hardware on board. The Tab 4 10 comes with Android 7.0 on board, and is accompanied by a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display, a 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage, and a 7,000 mAh battery.
Since this is a mid-ranged tablet, the Tab 4 10 comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. While these won’t necessarily break camera records, it will certainly be sufficient for video calls and regular photographs. The tablet also comes with Dolby Atmos audio enhancement by default, so the customers can expect to find decent performance from the onboard cameras.
Since it’s an Android offering, you have the liberty to download pretty much any app. The fact that it comes with a large display means it’s a perfectly suitable offering for multimedia content and games. You can get the Lenovo Tab 4 10 for just $179.99, which makes this one of the cheapest Android 7.0 Nougat tablet in the market today.
As we mentioned earlier, not all new tablets come with Android 7.0 by default. For such tablets, the manufacturers offer an update, which can be grabbed as soon as the device is booted for the first time. The new update can be spotted in the Settings page of your device. So even if you don’t get the full Nougat experience by default, you can choose to update whenever you want.
The tablet also comes with a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536, 32/64GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 5,900 mAh battery. The device also comes with DTS HD sound on board, so you can expect pretty impressive performance from the onboard speakers and with headphones as well. Powering the device is a hexa-core Mediatek MT8176 chipset. There’s a fingerprint scanner and a USB C port on board as well.
The tablet will set you back by just $289 via Amazon right now. Considering the kind of feature set that it comes with, plus the software, the ZenPad 3S 10 is certainly one of the best tablets in this price range.
This tablet packs the best of NVIDIA, and offers the best experience for the customers. The device comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but can be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat shortly after booting the device for the first time. In terms of raw hardware, the device comes with the quad-core 2.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset accompanied by the ULP GeForce Kepler GPU for advanced graphics performance.
The phone also comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 16GB of expandable storage, 2GB of RAM, and a 5,200 mAh battery. The phone comes with an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display, so you can be assured of getting the best experience from this device. Since the tablet is expected to be used with bigger displays, it comes with an HDMI port by default. This is a feature that’s quite rare among modern day tablets.
Unfortunately, the tablet is currently unavailable from Amazon, although we expect it to be available pretty soon. The tablet should be sold for under $300 when it is made available.
Launched almost two years ago, the Pixel C comes with a 10.2-inch 2560 x 1800 resolution display on board. Given that it comes from Google, it comes with the latest and greatest version of Android. Although it was launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the phone can now be updated to Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
Given the massive stature of the device, it can be easily used as a productivity and multimedia oriented tablet. It comes with a quad-core 1.9 GHz Tegra K1 SoC, coupled with the NVIDIA Maxwell GPU for optimum performance. It comes in 64 and 32GB storage variants, with 3GB of RAM. The device also comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, and a 9,240 mAh battery.
The Google Pixel C appears to be in short supply right now, although Amazon currently has it on offer for $589.99. This might seem a bit expensive, but given the kind of features it comes with, the pricing seems justified.