After months of beta testing, search engine giant Google finally released the public version of the Android 7.0 Nougat update to Nexus series on Monday.
"Android 7.0 Nougat will begin rolling out to users, starting with Nexus devices. At the same time, we're pushing the Android 7.0 source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), extending public availability of this new version of Android to the broader ecosystem," Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, Android, said in a statement.
The new Android Nougat update is said to come with night mode, bundled notification, improved battery optimisation, multi-window and many more value-added features.
The Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will be the first of the Android-powered devices to get the new Android 7.0 Nougat. It is being made available through OTA (Over-The-Air) as well as factory images (for manual installation) on the official website.
Devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version.Google also added that the LG V20, which is slated for release in the first week of September, will be the first smartphone to come packed with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Read more: How to enroll for Android Beta Program
To check for OTA update on a Nexus device, perform the following steps:
Got Settings >> About phone >> check System updates
OTA roll-out process is being staged in phases and it is expected to take a week or two to reach all the corners of the world.
If patience is not your strongest suit, you can flash the factory images to the Nexus devices. As of now, Google has not put downloadable Nougat update files on its Android Developer website. We will add download links below as and when they are made available by the company.
Watch this space for more information on Android Nougat.