The rumor is that Nougat will start rolling out in August instead of October.You can now download Android Nougat Developer Preview and test its new features that didn’t make the cut in last November’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow launch alongside the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Check it out!
Here are the devices getting the update in mid-December.
Samsung Android 7.0 update
Samsung is traditionally sow when it comes to Android updates. It will likely only be the Galaxy Note 6 to get it first, with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge following a little later and the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ after them. With any luck, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge will both arrive in early 2017 running Android 7.0 out of the box.
LG has been pretty good with its updates for Marshmallow, so we are hopeful they will do the same with 7.0. In fact, LG was the first OEM to get a carrier-based Marshmallow update out after Google.
If this is anything to go by, the first LG Android 7.0 update could well be to theLG G5 in December 2016 with the successor to the LG V10 and the V10 itself likely being next on the list, alongside the LG G4. All looking at a mid-December roll out.
HTC also did pretty well with its first update to Marshmallow. If HTC follows the same timing this year, the first HTC Android 7.0 update should roll out to existing devices less than two months after Android 7.0 is made official. HTC’s next flagship, presumably the HTC 11, should arrive with Android 7.0 at launch.
Moto owners will likely still get the Motorola Android 7.0 update a lot earlier than most, despite now being owned by Lenovo rather than Google. Moto owners could be the first non-Nexus owners to see Android 7.0 in 2016, even beating out the LG G5.
“Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit. The consistency of nougat is chewy, and it is used in a variety of candy bars and chocolates.”
Well, now it is more than a sweet dessert. In the tradition of naming Android versions after sweet treats and desserts, Android 7.0 has been given the name Android Nougat. Nougat was one of the most popular suggestions for the mobile operating system’s name, with other fan favorites being Nerds and Nutella.
So, what can we expect from Android 7.0 Nougat when its release in the fall? The operating system will feature a VR mode that will provide additional power for smartphones when used in conjunction with a virtual reality headset. It will also a new Doze feature on the Go battery-saving feature that will save the power of smartphones while users are walking with them in their pocket.
In addition, Android 7.0 Nougat is expected to introduce a revamped notification panel, side-by-side app support, and improved speed when switching between apps. It will be interesting to see what the adoption rate is among users.