Android 7.0 Nougat is officially out and Google has started rolling out the latest software update.
People with devices enrolled in Google's Android Beta Program should also be receiving an update with the final build of Android 7.0.
Surprisingly though, the new Android Nougat OS announcement does not come with any new hardware as Google has traditionally done in recent years.
Anand Parthasarathy, who runs the techblog Indiatech Online, said, "Now is not the time to get excited".
However, if you do have an Android device that uses Google's stock OS, then you are also in luck. He had also said that Nexus 5 is nearly certainly missing out on the update this year. "That could well spill onto next year". For new devices coming this fall, Google has also added new features like Seamless updates, File-based encryption and and Direct Boot.
Nougat's improved notification system will let users quickly reply to emails and messages within the notification itself, without opening an app. You'll find Google's much-lauded split-screen mode, 72 new emoji, enhanced notifications and improved gaming features thanks to support for the Vulkan API. We can expect to get the update on Galaxy 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge soon. Unfortunately, just like other Android software updates, Nougat will be available on your device depending on your manufacturer.
LG's next flagship device, the LG V20, will become the first smartphone to ship with Android Nougat already installed when it launches in the third quarter, Google said.
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android 7.0 Nougat has been finally released to Nexus users.