While majority of the latest Nexus devices already got their taste of Android 7.0 Nougat, owners Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE might have to wait a little longer. Earlier this week, Google confirmed the said devices won't receive the latest version of mobile operating system until the "coming weeks." Now, here's the latest update about Android 7.0 Nougat release date on Nexus devices.
As of now, there's no exact date for the release of Android Nougat on Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Google did not say the cause of delay. According to Business Insider, there are probably some bugs in the firmware that have to be fixed immediately to prevent future problems.
Several tech websites claim the Android Nougat roll out would resume by the end of the month, but we hope it would be released before Sept. 30.
On the positive side, it's better to wait a few weeks for a stable system than have screen freezes and bugs in the future.
For other Nexus devices, they reportedly received the Android Nougat three weeks after it was released. Majority of Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 tablet, Pixel C tablet and Nexus Player users have already got their taste of Nougat. For users of the said devices who still receive the update, they are advised to wait patiently. The rollout is gradual and might take a couple of weeks.
However, for owners of Nexus 5 smartphone, they will not receive the Android Nougat update. The Nexus 5 was an excellent device from 2013 but it does not have specs that are compatible to the new firmware.
Owning a Nexus device is great way to experience the raw, pure version of Android operating system. Also, they can get the latest Android updates as soon as they're released by Google.
Meanwhile, Android One devices have particular sweet spot when it comes to Android updates. They have stock Android system and that means their Android 7.0 update will arrive at the same time as it does for Nexus devices. Owners of Android One smartphones should expect to receive an OTA update notification in the next few weeks.
As for the hottest features of Android Nougat, it allows users to see two apps in a split-screen mode. The new feature is very helpful for smartphone users who love to multitask, because it reduces the need to skip around from window to window.