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