We all know that Android N is coming, and it will have some all new features like multitasking, new notifications, and more, it should now be known that it has its name: Nougat. In case you are not aware, every version of Android has been named after a sweet treat since the Cupcake name, with names of Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly bean, KitKat, Lollipop, and Marshmallow since then. With the new version of Google's new Android operating system will come a new Google Nexus phone, and this is what is known about the new Android N Nougat with new Nexus devices release date and specs. Nougat is coming to newer Android devices with release dates from HTC, Samsung, Sony, Motorola, and LG.
According to CNET, there are reports of HTC made handsets with similar specs but different screen sizes. They currently have code names with Sailfish for the smaller device and Marlin for the bigger one. It is possible that you could compare this with the Plus sizes that both Apple and Samsung have, with the regular being a smartphone and plus being phablet sized.
A report from Android Police states the new Nexus phones codenamed Marline will have these specs: a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display, USB-C port, Quad-core Qualcomm processor, 12 Megapixel rear camera, 8 Megapixel front camera, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, 4GB RAM, 3450 mAh battery, and Bluetooth 4.2.
In addition to all the features, the Nougat operating system features a virtual reality user. The other things is Doze on the Go, allowing the phone to conserve power while it is sitting in the pocket, according to a separate article on CNET.
As for when the new Google Nexus phones will be out, it is anticipated from PC Advisor that they will be appearing on the market sometime in September. That makes sense, as this is when the Nexus 5X and 6P, was released, and they were the first devices to have the last version of Marshmallow. So, that means that we are expecting Google to have some big Nexus event like they had last year with their September 29th event of 2016.
As far as when certain devices will be receiving Nougat, I'll make a prediction based on last year. The LG G5 flagship will probably have Nougat sometime in December. Then, in early 2017, the flagships from Samsung (S7), HTC (10), and Motorola Moto Z should be receiving it thanks to the power of Over The Air (OTA) download. Sony is still having problems getting Marshmallow on their older flagships, so who knows when it will get that Nougat goodness.