Google begins rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Nexus phones

11:06:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Google's "end of Summer" release date for the next version of Android is finally here as they are making Android 7.0 Nougat available to Nexus users beginning today. This new release of Android is currently only available for the Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9 and Player through an OTA update that is rolling out in stages.

In terms of the actual feature set of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google is basically just improving upon the Android interface and working on improving background services to improve battery life and maximize performance. Some of the bigger features include native support for VR headsets with Android daydream certification and there is finally a split screen multitasking mode on stock Android.

Right now, the first device to come pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box will be LG's upcoming LG V20 smartphone that is slated to be announced early next month. Additionally, Google is also expected to unveil two new Nexus phones sometimes next month and of course, Android makers like Samsung, HTC, LG, Asus, ZTE, Lenovo, etc will most likely be announcing Android Nougat upgrade plans for existing devices.

Learn more about all the new features of Android 7.0 Nougat here