Saturday July 30, 2016

Android 7.0 Nougat Tipped For August Release

Is Nougat landing next month? @evleaks and testing build leaks would suggest so. With the new Nexus phones coming in the fall, this would also be a sensible timeframe for the latest (and hopefully greatest) Android to drop.

آ…there are further signs of an impending stable release, as one Nexus 6P owner on Reddit appears to have inadvertently received an over-the-air update to an internal Google testing build. Poster Brian Moyano received the 49MB OTA when attempting to revert back to the Marshmallow from the Nougat developer preview; instead of going back to Android 6.0.1, it pushed him to 7.0, build NRD90M. The "R" in that build number means it's on the "release" branch (as opposed to P for preview), suggesting it's almost ready for prime time.