Google has announced the release of its latest operating system, the Android 7.0 Nougat, OTA (over-the-air) update to its Nexus devices but according to reports, the firmware is yet to reach the handsets. However, the wait won't be long before devices like the Nexus P, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Google Pixel C, Nexus Player and Android One receive the new OS. It won't come as a surprise if the firmware is seeded to Google's Nexus devices next week.
The search giant usually releases its firmware through its new devices but that hasn't been the case this time around. However, it has followed the tradition of seeding its new OS first to its Nexus handsets before releasing it to other devices. The Nexus P, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Google Pixel C, Nexus Player and Android One should get the Android 7.0 Nougat update in the next few weeks.
The Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 will not get Android 7.0 Nougat update. Google has the tradition of giving software support for two years, so some of the most popular devices released in 2013 and earlier will not get the new OS update.
Android 7.0 Nougat is also expected to come running on Google's upcoming devices, dubbed as the Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin. It has features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, Doze Mode 2.0, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, Seamless updates, Screen Zoom, new quick settings menu, Clear All, Data saver, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, App switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis.