Google released the fifth and final developer preview version of Android 7.0 Nougat back in July. Since then, rumors have been pointing towards an August release date for the public version.
While there has never been any mention of a specific date that Android 7.0 Nougat was to be released, Canada’s Telus seems to have already gotten its hands on this information. Apparently, the carrier says that those using their variants of the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will start receiving Android Nougat as from August 22, which is next week Monday.
The news comes from Telus’ software update schedule that also lists dates for releasing updates for other devices, notably the Galaxy A5. In fact, the schedule says that the latter phone started receiving the latest Android Marshmallow update from August 15. Whether this same Galaxy A5 handset will at some point receive the incoming Android 7.0 Nougat or not is still unknown.
Apparently, Telus has only listed the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X as the only devices to be scheduled for an Android 7.0 Nougat update this coming Monday. But as usual, the carrier goes on to note that the dates are subject to change, a warning that anything is still possible.
With Android 7.0 Nougat seemingly ready to come into play, the next big question is when will Google release the Nexus 2016 handsets? Well, there has been talk of a September launch for the phones, which are being made by HTC under the codenames Marlin and Sailfish, but this has not been confirmed by either HTC or Google. Just recently, leaked documentation from HTC addressed to the FCC suggested that indeed the Taiwanese company is in charge of making two Nexus 2016 phones, just like the rumors have been putting it.
While this is happening, LG will also be having its own event where a new LG V20, which may happen to be the first device to be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. This launch event is scheduled for September 6, yet rumors say that the Google Nexus 2016 could be here as from September 23rd.
Although nothing is confirmed, the successors to Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X should be announced within the next coming weeks, if not months.
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