The final Android 7.0 'Nougat' Developer Preview is now available

By Scorpus
Jul 19, 2016
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  1. Owners of Nexus devices can now download the fifth and final Android 7.0 'Nougat' Developer Preview, ahead of the operating system's stable release later this summer.

    Google has focused on improving the stability of the operating system in this final Developer Preview, so there aren't any new features or changes to discuss. The release notes say that NPD90G, the build number for Developer Preview 5, includes the final Android N APIs as well as bug fixes and optimizations across the OS and its apps.

    Like previous Android 7.0 test builds, you don't have to be a developer to download and install the Developer Preview on your Nexus device. Simply head to the Android Beta page and enroll your devices in the Android Beta Program. The current Android 7.0 preview is supported on the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Nexus Player, and General Mobile 4G.

    For those devices already enrolled in the Beta Program, you should already start receiving over-the-air notifications to update. System images are also available from the Android Developer website here.

    Now that Google has essentially finalized Android 7.0, the company expects to release a stable version of the OS by the end of summer. Nexus devices will be first in line for an update, after which it will be interesting to see which major companies push out Nougat to their handsets first. Considering preview builds have been available since March, surely some popular devices will get the update shortly after release.

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  2. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Enthusiast Posts: 94   +38

    "Considering preview builds have been available since March, surely some popular devices will get the update shortly after release."


    This is never the case. Major companies never push this update out for at least a couple of months. You will see it pop up in some small markets outside of the US, but that will be it initially. You won't see this update hit the US until probably 4-6 months after release. They always lag so far behind. If there is a Nexus phone that comes out with a camera comparable to a Samsung phone, I'll be switching.

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