According to the famous Tipster Evan Blass (@eveleaks), Android 7.0 Nougat is coming to devices as soon as this month.
“Android 7.0 releases next month, with the 8/5 security patch. Sorry Nexus 5 owners, no Nougat for you,â€ Evan tweeted. The sad news here is of course for Nexus 5 users but given it’s been more than 18 months since the launch of the device, it’s fair on the part of Google abandoning the support.
However, launch date of Android Nougat is not yet known.
This year Google has been quite early with the Android 7.0 development with the first developer preview of the upcoming android version being released back in March this year rather than releasing it at the Google I/O which happens in June every year. Following the pattern, it’s rumoured that Google might as well release the final build to the developers this month which means that people can actually experience the new android version before the new nexus devices is unveiled.
Though the complete list of features will be only known once the final build is out, some of the features which we saw in the developer preview were: split-screen multi-tasking, more customisable quick settings, better battery life, improved Google keyboard, enhanced notifications and recent applications window. The final build is also said to come with updated camera app which will give users the ability to adjust exposure manually. Android Nougat will also come with sustained performance mode for Virtual Reality experience.
Apart from the upcoming Nexus Devices (manufactured by HTC; Sailfish and Marlin), Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Pixel C will be surely tasting Android 7.0 Nougat. Previously, HTC also announced that HTC 10, HTC One A9 and HTC One M9 will be receiving the update.
As of now, Android N Developer Preview is available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices, as well as General Mobile 4G [Android One] devices. If you cannot wait for the final build and have any of the above devices, you can easily flash the developer preview.
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