If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last couple of days, you’re well aware that Google had started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the existing Nexus devices. Android 7.0 Nougat has been announced a while back by Google as Android N, and earlier this year the company had confirmed that the full version of this update will be Android 7.0 Nougat, while the update is now on its way to the existing Nexus devices. This is actually a new approach by Google considering the fact that the company usually rolls out a new update with new Nexus devices, and the rumored Nexus Marlin and Sailfish smartphones are still not official.
That being said, the two devices are rumored to launch next month, as it’s usually the case with Nexus smartphones, they usually arrive in September. Well, according to the latest report, Google might not launch the two Nexus devices as soon as we think. David Ruddock, who is a managing editor at Android Police, and also a man who has leaked tons of info when it comes to the upcoming Nexus devices, tweeted out something really interesting recently. Mr. Ruddock said that the new Nexus devices might launch with Android 7.1 Nougat, also known as Nougat’s MR1 release. If that’s going to be the case, then the two Nexus devices might not arrive for another couple of months considering the fact that the Android 7.1 Nougat is expected to land until the fall. According to rumors, Google is already testing the update, but its release is not that close to being released.
Now, as part of the Android 7.1 Nougat update, Google is expected to officially release the leaked Nexus Launcher, and Google Assistant which was introduced at this year’s Google I/O in San Francisco. As many of you know already, the rumored Nexus Marlin and Sailfish devices are going to be manufactured by HTC, and both of them have already been certified by the FCC in the US. This rumor might not sit well with those of you who have been looking to purchase one of the two Nexus devices, though do keep in mind that this is just a rumor at this point, so take it with a grain of salt.