The Android 7.0 Nougat final build launch is approaching and very soon Google will roll out the update for various Android based devices. However, it’s very possible that some Nexus owners won’t get that update, according to a tweet from known mobile info leaker Evan Blass.
This issue only concerns the owners of the Nexus 5 devices from LG, but they will still receive the August security update. Whether this will actually be the case when the final build form Android Nougat is officially released remains to be seen.
The upcoming Android OS also implies that new Nexus smartphones will be manufactured in order to showcase it. Rumor has it that this time, HTC will be in charge of doing that and there has been a lot of speculation lately about the HTC-built Nexus devices. Supposedly there will be two models: a 5.2 inch one named Sailfish and a 5.5 inch one named Marlin. In case you did not know, HTC was the first one to manufacture the Nexus model and now, they’re on board with this project as well. It’s also presumed that we will be seeing these smartphone models in the third or fourth quarter.
In other related news, a reddit user named Brian Moyano accidentally received an internal Android 7.0 update from Google on his Nexus 6P. The OTA update was probably meant for internal testing and it also had an ‘R’ in its build number which usually stands for release. If it was a preview, it would have had a ‘P’ in the build number. This may suggest that the final build for Android Nougat could be here in no time.
Moyano stated that he received the release file when he tried to downgrade from the Android Nougat Developer Preview to Android Marshmallow. He was also smart enough to get some screenshots of the OS before downgrading. What do you think about Android 7.0 Nougat so far? Does it lack enough information? We will be updating this article as soon as we know more.