Google has been saying they’re on-track for a Q3 release of Nougat (Android 7.0) since they dropped a very early beta of the OS on us back in March. That gives them a window right up till the end of September technically, but according to Evan Blass we may be seeing it next month.
According to Evan the release will take place next month, but unfortunately Nexus 5 owners won’t be seeing an update to delicious Nougat – there’s always the third party ROM scene right? The Tweet was sent late this afternoon and also confirmed the August security patch will be on-board:
Android 7.0 releases next month, with the 8/5 security patch. Sorry Nexus 5 owners, no Nougat for you 😢
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 30, 2016
The tweet is corroborated by a somewhat strange circumstance of a Nexus 6P owner who shared a random update he received on his device as he attempted to exit the Android Nougat Developer Preview after experiencing battery issues. redditor brianmoyano showed off screenshots of the update notification and the settings after the update which show 5th August as the security patch:
As you can see the build is also updated to NRD90M – for reference Dev Preview 5 on the Nexus 6P is NPD90G. The build is for internal use only so it could still be changed before launch.
Of course with the release of any version of Android that of course means we should also see a Nexus launch as well. Of those we have a spec list, as well as a fairly good idea of what the device will look like.
|Display||5″ FHD (1920 x 1080) display @ 440 ppi||5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) AMOLED display @ 534 ppi|
|Processor||Quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor||Quad-core Qualcomm processor|
|Battery||2,770 mAh||3,450 mAh|
We should see a lot of new hardware and features launched by Google in the next few months, whether they’re announced in one big hit or in separate events remains to be seen. We’ll find out soon enough.