Items tagged with nougat

Don't get too attached to Google's codenames for its next flagship phones, Marlin and Sailfish. Cool as they are (especially if you're into deep sea fishing), rumor has it Google will market and sell the devices as Pixel and Pixel XL. If true, it means a departure from the familiar Nexus branding that's been in place the past few generations.The folks at Android Authority say they've heard from two independent sources that Pixel will be the name for Google's 5-inch Sailfish device and Pixel XL for its 5.5-inch Marlin handset. One of those sources has apparently been "exceptionally reliable in the past," and given that Google's already established Pixel branding with its Chromebook line, it seems... Read more...
If you’ve grown a fond attachment to Google’s Nexus branding for its flagship Android smartphones and tablets, now might be the time to cut the cord. According to a new report out today, Google will axe the Nexus name starting with this year’s Marlin and Sailfish Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones. Although the Nexus name has been prominently displayed on devices since the original Nexus One debuted in 2009, Google will instead put its name front and center for all to see. And even more telling, Google reportedly won’t even give a shout out to the company that actually is designing and producing this year’s batch of smartphones: HTC. This latest report could also coalesce around previous rumors that... Read more...
Forget the Rock, can you smell what Google is cooking? It's Android 7.0, otherwise deliciously known as Nougat, the next major version of its open-source mobile operating system. Nougat is set to arrive with LG's forthcoming V20 phone, and as with past releases, it will trickle out to more devices, both old and new as carriers get around to rolling out updates. Are you excited? If you're an Android user, you should be.Android 7.0 Nougat will usher in a bunch of new features and upgrades compared to Marshmallow and every other previous iteration. Yes, there will be the usual round of speed enhancements and bug fixes, but this isn't an incremental release, it's a brand new build with some... Read more...
It looks as though the leak from Canadian carrier Telus was accurate: August 22nd is indeed the official launch day for Android 7.0 Nougat. Google confirmed the news this afternoon, and announced that supported Nexus devices will begin receiving the update in waves over the coming weeks. Supported devices include: Nexus 6PNexus 5XNexus 6Nexus 9Pixel C Unfortunately, those that have clung to the original Nexus 5 are left out of the loop this time around. Google also confirmed news that we first heard earlier this month: the LG V20 will be the first smartphone to ship with Nougat installed, hitting the market even before Google’s 2016 Nexus flagships. Although Android 7.0 Nougat isn’t a dramatic... Read more...
LG spilled the beans earlier this week that there would indeed be a follow-up to 2015’s quirky V10 smartphone. The LG V20 will actually be the first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat, which would give it bragging rights over Google’s incoming 2016 Nexus flagships. At the time, LG said that the V20 would debut in September, but now the company is getting a lot more specific. The LG V20 will be unveiled on September 6th at an even held in San Francisco. LG invites uses to “Play More” as “The second story begins” with the V20. The current V10 has some pretty decent specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and a 5.7-inch QHD display (paired... Read more...
A new version of Android is on the horizon, Android 7.0 otherwise deliciously known as Nougat, along with a refresh of Google's Nexus smartphone line (assuming the new phones will still carry the Nexus name) for 2016. But wait, there's more! Well, maybe. Rumor has it Google is planning to debut a fancy new Launcher for its forthcoming Nexus smartphones known as Marlin and Sailfish.While nothing is yet official, the folks at Android Police believe they have it on good authority from "multiple reliable sources" that this is happening. Combined with "substantial visual evidence" in the form of animated GIFs and still images, the site rates its confidence level in the rumor a nine out of ten, noting... Read more...
LG is no stranger to making Android smartphones, and has worked very closely with Google in the past on Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X). That close collaboration with Google will extend to LG’s successor to the V10: the V20. According to an official press release on LG’s Korean-language website, the V20 will be the very first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat when it launches in September. If this statement is accurate (and it appears to be, as LG confirmed the news to Engadget), the V20 would even beat Google’s upcoming Marlin and Sailfish Nexus devices to the punch with regards to Nougat (Google’s Nexus devices are usually the first devices to ship with a new release of... Read more...
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: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... Read more...
Google is just about finished preparing Nougat for insatiable Android uses who've had their fill of Marshmallow, Lollipop, and every other flavor of the world's most popular mobile operating system. In the meantime, those who want to catch a sneak peek of what Android 7.0 will bring to the table can download the final developer preview now. It's the fifth developer preview since Google began working on Android 7.0 and the last milestone in the series before Nougat is thrust onto devices later this summer. Adding to the previous developer preview, which included the final APIs for Android 7.0, this latest release gives developers the near-final system updates for all supported preview devices.... Read more...
HTC is rumored to be taking over duties for both Nexus smartphones that will ship later this year to highlight Android 7.0 Nougat. The bigger of the two smartphones is codenamed Marlin, and Android Police has revealed the specs of the device (the well-connected purveyor of all things Android rates its confidence in the information at 9 out of 10).(Image Source: Dominic Sherony/flicker) According to its sources, Marlin will feature: Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC (but no word on if it’s Snapdragon 820, 821 or 823)4GB RAM32GB/128GB of storage5.5" QHD AMOLED display12MP main camera, 8MP selfie cameraBottom-firing speakersFingerprint reader (rear-mounted)3450 mAh batteryBluetooth 4.2USB-C port... Read more...
Well folks, it’s official. Android N finally has a name, and it’s called Nougat. Last month, Google launched website allowing the general public to submit suggestions on potential Android N names, and it looks as though the delectable, chewy treat won out. To be honest, the Nougat name is a bit deflating and just don’t have the same ring to it as Marshmallow or Lollipop (and why do we need two chewy treats in a row?). The internet seems to be mostly “meh” about the name, with many having placed their hopes with Nutella.Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal pic.twitter.com/7lIfDBwyBE— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016 With that being said,... Read more...
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