Android Nougat Release Date: Nexus 6P and 5X set for August update as LG V20 loom

August 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

A rumoured release date for Android 7.0 Nougat (formerly Android N) has been revealed. Here’s when you’ll likely be able to download the final version for Nexus devices – and what it might mean for the 2016 HTC Nexus phone and LG’s new V20 handset.

News of the impending launch of Google’s latest mobile OS first came to us from renowned mobile leaker Evan Blass, better known by his @evleaks Twitter handle.

He hinted that the new software might release on Friday August 5, 2016, as part of a security patch for current-generation Nexus devices.

However, popular Android blog Droid Life was quick to point that Blass didn’t say that Nougat would release on August 5 – simply that when it did, it would have the August 5 patch level attached to it.

That said, he did predict an August release for the final version of Nougat, and the chap is disturbingly on point when it comes to all matters mobile.

Droid Life went on to speculate that, based on Google’s current release schedule for Android 7.0 and the fact that it has promised a Q3 arrival for the stable build, Nougat would likely start to roll out to current-gen Nexus devices around August 17.

Rumour has it that the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be the first phones to get a taste of Nougat, presumably followed by the new 2016 Nexus, which we now think will be unveiled in early-October.

LG is no doubt hoping the latest gossip turns out to be true, because if accurate, it would make the South Korean firm’s V20 smartphone the first handset to ship with Android Nougat out of the box.

We’re likely to learn more about that device in September, likely at IFA 2016.

Of course, if you really can’t wait and have a compatible device, we can tell you how to download Android 7.0 Nougat today.


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