Google recently released the Android Nougat update for some of their Nexus devices and now we have details on why some older handsets may not get the update.
According to LlabTooFer Qualcomm will not be releasing updated graphics drivers for Snapdragon 800 and Snapdragon 801 based handsets, which means that they will not be able to get the Android Nougat update.
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
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) August 25, 2016
This will apparently affect handsets like the HTC One M8 and other older devices which are running the Snapdragon 801 and 800 processor.