Android N release date and news: Android Nougat is out now
Google has released the final version of its new mobile OS, Android N
The final version of Android Nougat has been released by Google, following numerous rumours that the mobile OS would be let out into the wild on 22 August.
If you have a Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X you’ll be the first batch of users to be upgraded to Android N, with older Android models getting the revamp over the next few weeks.
"Today, and over the next several weeks, the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get an over the air software update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version," explains the official Android blog.
The blog goes on to say the LG V20 will be the first handset to ship with Android N already installed, which is a somewhat strange choice given that its not a Google-produced phone. As for older flagship Android devices, they’ll get the upgrade towards the end of the year or early 2017.
Android N: What's Android 7.0 called?
Google has announced that Android N is going to be called Android Nougat. It's a suitably sweet-toothed choice, although we're a bit disappointed Naan bread wasn't picked. Also, Canadian phone operator Telus has published an update schedule which points to a 22 August release date for the new OS. That date has now come around and, Lo and Behold, Android N has been officially released.