Leak Says Android 7 Nougat Will Arrive Next Month But No Nougat For You, Nexus 5!

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If you’ve been patiently awaiting the final "official" release of Google’s sweet, chewy Android 7.0 Nougat goodness, the wait will soon be over. Google released the final developer preview of Nougat earlier this month and is confident enough in its stability and completeness to move forward with an official launch in August.

The always reliable Evan Blass confirmed the news via Twitter, along with the sad news that the beloved Nexus 5, which as released way back in 2013, won’t be receiving Nougat:

According to Google’s Nexus support pages, the Nexus 5 lost its “guaranteed” Android update rights after October 2015 (two years after launch). However, the smartphone is guaranteed to receive Android security patches for at least the next few months (three years after launch, or 18 months after it was last sold on the Google Store).

For now, Nougat will be supported on the following Google hardware: Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C. These devices will of course be the first to receive the Nougat update, and we’ll then start seeing Android OEMs release Nougat for their most recent smartphones at a slow pace (10 months after launch, Android 6.x Marshmallow is only installed on 13.3 percent of all Android devices).

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Lollipop (2014 release) has the largest share with 35 percent of the Android market, while KitKat (2013 release) isn’t far behind with a 30 percent share.

Nougat brings with it an improved “Doze” power saving mode and a new “Data Saver” mode which minimizes background network activity. Nougat also features support for multi-window views and Java 8 along with Direct Reply for all apps.


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