Google surprised the public by announcing Android N’s name—Android 7.0 Nougat—recently. Those who want to check out everything about the latest OS may take a look at the details below.
The company launched the Android N developer months ago via beta testing but Google delighted the public when they teased about it during Google I/O 2016.
The announcement of Android 7.0 Nougat is indeed surprising, but what’s in it for loyal tech-savvy users? According to Tech Radar, it is the thoroughly refined and next version of Google’s mobile OS.
The tech website also revealed that the official release may be in summer. The outlet added that it will be out earlier than the expected timeframe, which usually falls in October.
Tech Radar wrote that the latest OS is currently in Developer Preview 4. Meanwhile, they stated that Developer Preview 5 would be in July.
Given the timeline, Google might unveil the official product in late July or early August. The company reportedly stated that the update is free once it is rolled out for the public.
The source explained that the name Android Nougat got the most votes from the public. Google requested users to vote for the official title, and the dessert-based name won.
There is a previous report that the Mountain View-based company jokingly confirmed its name as Namey McNameFace. Google reportedly derived the joke from Boaty McBoatface, which was the name chosen for a British $200 million research vessel in April.
The lucky users who just bought the recent flagship mobile phones and phablets will get the update. Notably, Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola, and HTC are usually quite fast at getting the update to your phone.
Additionally, HTC has confirmed it will be bringing Android Nougat to the HTC 10, One A9 and One M9. However, they are yet to announce the exact date.
On the other hand, Trusted Review added that the public needs a Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Pixel C, Nexus 9, Nexus Player or the General Mobile 4G Android One to get a preview.
Users who wish to have a preview of Android 7.0 Nougat installed on their devices must log in to the Android Beta Program website and must sign in with their Google ID.