Rumor: Android 7.0 Nougat Launch Set for "Next Month"

Back in March, Google announced Android N which would later turn out to be Android 7.0 Nougat. They rolled out the first of five developer previews in March, with the last preview coming just a couple of weeks ago. Google mentioned that the final release would be coming out in Q3 2016, which runs from July 1st through September 30th. Giving us a pretty big window of when the release would actually be available. Now, it looks like the company is set to release it "next month", if Evleaks is to be believed. Typically, Evleaks is spot on with these types of rumors and leaks, so it's likely true. But still worth taking this all with a grain of salt.

In addition to Nougat launching next month, Evleaks also mentions that the update will be coming with the August 5th, 2016 security patch. That is the same security patch that was shown on the internal build that was sent out to a user earlier this week. That would be the latest security patch, so that shouldn't be a big surprise that it'll be bundled in with Android 7.0 Nougat.

However, there is some bad news here. The Nexus 5, sadly, won't be seeing the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Now this shouldn't be a huge surprise, since it didn't see the developer preview builds either. But many Nexus 5 users were holding out hope that Google would push the final release out to their devices. Unfortunately, it looks like those users will need to upgrade, if they want to get official Android 7.0 Nougat on their smartphone. Of course, there will be plenty of custom ROMs available for the Nexus 5 based on Android 7.0. So it's likely not a huge deal for many.

Android 7.0 Nougat has been seen as a rather "small" release for Android. Even though it does bring quite a few new features to the table. Of course, the biggest new feature is multi-window. Something that users have been begging Google to add for years and years. There's also plenty of smaller features being added here, and of course a ton of under-the-hood changes. Especially when it comes to Doze. And soon enough, everyone will have a chance to play with Google's latest tasty treat.

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