Google released the new Android Nougat operating system last August. Majority of Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Google Pixel C, and Android One owners should already receive the upgrade by now. But for those who are still waiting for their share of Nougat, here's the latest about Android 7.0 Nougat release date on Nexus devices.
The roll out of the firmware is slow, but all confirmed devices will definitely get it before the year ends. As always, the latest smartphones and tablets are the first batch of gadgets that will receive new the Android operating system. According to Android's official blog, the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get an over the air (OTA) software update.
The blog also reminded users that the Android Nougat update for the Nexus and Pixel C devices occurs in stages and some mobile carriers will receive the new OS later than others.
However, the Android Nougat might not land on devices that are less than two years old. We previously reported the Nexus 5 is not included in the Nougat roll out. The smartphone was an excellent gadget three years, but it is not powerful enough the handle the new features of the firmware.
For those who are looking for smartphone that comes with Android Nougat, The Verge said the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones from Google have pre-installed Nougat. Launched earlier this month, these two smartphones are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage.
After the initial release of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google is continuing to improve the firmware to make it more functional to users. The tech giant has said the Android 7.1 Nougat is scheduled to become available at the end of October. The firmware's 7.1 version contains support for DayDream, Google's VR platform.
As for the standard features of Android Nougat, it has productivity-focused apps that are easy to use. First, there's the Multi-window mode where users can run two apps side-by-side in one screen. The operating system also has Direct Reply function, which allows users to quickly reply to messages without opening any app.
We'll give you more update about Android Nougat as soon as we know more. Keep it lock here in Gospel Herald.