We’ve filled a number of pages about the latest Android platform. The Nougat 7.0 gets chunkier each day as we’re hearing more news and features about it. We’re still waiting for the commercial release of the mobile OS and information on when the first update will be out. Recently, we learned that Samsung devices may receive the update in Q4 while other devices like the Sony X Performance is now eligible for the beta update.
We’re still anticipating for the arrival of the LG V20 which is said to be the first non-Nexus Android Nougat phone. Of course, there’s also this year’s Nexus duo dubbed this early as the Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish.
One of the biggest mobile carriers to offer the latest Android devices running Nougat is Telus and the company released a schedule that could tell us when the version will roll out. The document lists August 22 as the date of release of Android 7.0 Nougat. If true, then Google is still on schedule since it announced a summer release which is earlier than the past years.
It’s not only Telus who might have leaked the schedule of release. Master leakster Evan Blass earlier mentioned that the public version of the Nougat OS will be ready this month. We’re expecting more similar information will be published or leaked before the official release of Android 7.0 so we’ll see.
I’m a little skeptical about this. I’m a beta tester for Android N on my Nexus 6P and I find it hard to believe that they would release Android Nougat already. There are still too many bugs in the beta. For example, my Asus Zenwatch 2 has multiple connection issues. I can’t verbally reply to text messages, the watch vibrates several seconds after the phone has already notified me of incoming activity, etc. Also, if my Zenwatch 2 is connected for phone calls, my car won’t automatically connect and I have to manually force it to connect to my car. Sometimes making multiple attempts before it finally connects. Given that the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are both Nexus devices currently capable of being enrolled in the Beta testing program, I think this might only be “updates” to the Beta, not an all out release. Just my opinion.
I am running Android preview on my nexus 6 and it is working great so far. I have just about everything on Android N. No glitches. Apps download great. My phone is operating perfect.
I have Galexy S5 and while i dont have the software yet i was able to find and apply the ‘ N theme’ and have that duky pink landscape already as my backgroud. App icons changed as well and look much better than Marshmellow stock design.