After the internal testing build leaked the news, the talk of Android 7.0 Nougat release has spread like an open fire. According to the news, the new operating system is set for a release in August, most likely in its first week.
No update for 2013’s Nexus 5 is expected.
It’s not surprising knowing seeing Google’s consistent monthly release of Nougat developer previews given the last five months. The last preview arrived on July 18, so based on that, a mid-to-late August seems to be a decent bet for a stable Android 7.0 Nougat release on compatible Nexus devices. It will also be available as an open-source code drop to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
The latest Android version should be expected simply ahead of the usual release window.
You saw Google coming up with a lot of changes in the Android Developer Preview program since its initiative in 2014 with Android L. Where Android Lollipop could saw only one developer preview, Android M (Android Marshmallow) would end up serving 3 previews. But the case is different with Android N; Google has taken a step further in the game with the fifth preview.
The fifth developer preview of Android 7.0 Nougat will be the final preview.
Expected to hit earlier this August, you might want to know what’s up for Android 7.0 and its release cycle. Speaking generally, typical Android versions don’t arrive until October, but the aggressive development schedule as seen in Nougat, the update is all set to arrive earlier than usual.
A recent post on reddit claims one Nexus 6P user who was accidentally pushed to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat build NRD90M while trying to ditch the Nougat developer preview and return to the stable 6.0.1 release.
R in the build name stands for release.
So this does makes sense that it was probably an internal build tested out by Google in preparing for the final Android 7.0 Nougat release.
What does Android 7.0 Nougat release means for Nexus’ 2016 phones?
Google typically release new Android builds besides Nexus phones and tablets. With an early-than-usual Android N release, Google seems to break the tradition and bring the new OS to existing Nexus phones first.
It hints a nearly next month arrival of the next-gen HTC-made Nexus phones.
Google has already proven that it wishes to break its own rules over the recent past, so on and on, all signs point to a final release anytime in the near future.
People are excited with the leaks indicating the release of final build in the upcoming week(s). Do you think Google might release the new Nexus phones early, or will the existing Nexus phones first enjoy the update? Are the new Nexus phones going to wait until the fall 2016?
Too much of questions, but only time will reveal the rest!
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Read more about Android N at: Android Nougat: all key features explained