Android Nougat Update Schedule & Release Date: When’s It Coming To Your Android Phone?

Posted Aug 23, 2016 by Richard Goodwin

Android Nougat is now OFFICIAL and rolling out to Nexus Phones. But when can the average Android user expect to get it? Let’s have a look

Google has finally released Android N — AKA Android Nougat, AKA Android 7.0. After months and months of beta versions, the final build of Android N is now shipping out to the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One).

Android Nougat will make its way OTA to these select devices. The first non-Nexus handset to run the update will be the soon-t0-be-launched LG V20, which will launch with Android Nougat from the box.

“Nougat,” said Google, “brings a number of new features to help make Android more powerful, more productive and more secure. It introduces a brand new JIT/AOT compiler to improve software performance, make app installs faster, and take up less storage. It also adds platform support for Vulkan, a low-overhead, cross-platform API for high-performance, 3D graphics. Multi-Window support lets users run two apps at the same time, and Direct Reply so users can reply directly to notifications without having to open the app. As always, Android is built with powerful layers of security and encryption to keep your private data private, so Nougat brings new features like File-based encryption, seamless updates, and Direct Boot.”

Google also confirmed it will be releasing regular updates to Android Nougat; in fact, it’s already got the first one planned.

“We’re moving Nougat into a new regular maintenance schedule over the coming quarters,” said Google on its Android Developers Blog. “In fact, we’ve already started work on the first Nougat maintenance release, that will bring continued refinements and polish, and we’re planning to bring that to you this fall as a developer preview. Stay tuned!”

Android Nougat Release Date: When Will It Be Available For Your Android Phone?

Nexus is always first in line. This is why KYM has been recommending Nexus handsets for years. If you love Android and hate bloatware there really is no better handset. Last year’s Nexus 6P was superb in almost every regard and this year’s Nexus 2016 phones — both of which apparently HTC-built — are shaping up to be utterly awesome, if present rumours are taken at face value.

But if you, like the majority of Android users, aren’t rocking a Nexus handset, well, you might just have to wait that little bit longer for Android N to arrive on your device. The reasons for this are myriad. Unfortunately, long delays on Android updates, even for flagship phones, is a fact of life within the Android Kingdom.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at each of Google’s major hardware partner’s track-records with Android updates.

(This article is quoted from Knowyourmobile

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