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Android 7.0 Nougat starts rolling out to Nexus devices!

Google just announced that the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to Nexus smartphones and tablets around the world. That includes the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, the Pixel C and the General Mobile 4G. Google said that, while the update is beginning today, it may take several weeks for it to hit every device, so keep that in mind.

We covered Android 7.0 Nougat extensively as it moved through the beta process, so most of you probably already know what to expect. Still, you should find support for multi-windows, the option to reply to messages direct from the notification, a new Quick Switch function for changing apps, more than 1,500 different emoji (72 are new in Nougat) and a huge focus on security.

Additionally, Google said Android Nougat was built with support for Vulkan and Daydream, the former of which is taken advantage of on new Samsung smartphones. Daydream is Nougat’s native support for a new VR experience.

Google confirmed that the first retail device with Nougat will be the LG V20, which seems to suggest that we’ll have to wait until after September 6 before we see new Nexus devices.

If you own one of the aforementioned devices, you can check for Nougat in the settings menu now.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...