As news of the possible release of Android 7.0 Nougat during the month of August continue to sink deeper, it has emerged that Android partner OEMs are moving fast to ensure that the new firmware gets to compatible devices as soon as possible.
Just recently a Google Nexus 6P users reported having already received a confidential Android 7.0 Nougat build, indicating that the OS could be ready for a public release very soon. In addition to this, seasoned leaker Evan Blass claims that the upcoming Android Nougat will come with security patch dated August 5. In short, we can expect the OS to be here anywhere before this month comes to an end, possibly by mid-August.
While this is happening, China’s Huawei seems to be prepping the 2016 flagship, Huawei P9, for the same update. Apparently, the P9 has received a new Android 7.0 Nougat build that comes along with a new EMUI 5.0 skin. With this update, users will notice some real changes on the skin, updates that will enhance the overall experience as well as the security of the handset. The story is also the same as far as the Huawei Mate 8 is concerned.
The report is sourced from XDA Developers forum with details of what the new update brings to these two handsets. The new Android 7.0 Nougat build comes with a multi-user mode that brings in the ability to share the Huawei P9 and Huawei Mate 8 devices and apps as well as protect data and privacy. All this takes place while ensuring that it remains as easy as possible when it comes to changing settings for managing more powerful functions.
The beta build also comes with a ROG power saving feature, which should be handy when it comes to extending battery life, especially with the enhanced Doze mode available in Android 7.0 Nougat. There are also lots of other optimizations from Huawei, which is something expected from the company.
How to get Android 7.0 Nougat update on Huawei P9 and Mate 8
If you own any of Huawei P9 or Huawei Mate 8, you can try the new Android 7.0 Nougat build on your phone right away. The OTA links are available from XDA forum, but be warned that since this is a beta, it still unstable and as such, you could experience performance glitches and errors along the way.
With the final release expected this month, it is recommended that you wait for both Google and Huawei to come in with an OTA update, which should be hassle-free when it comes to downloading and installing.