Android 7 Nougat Update: Available Only for Nexus Phones at Present

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After months and months of relentless beta versions for the Android 7 Nougat Update, it has finally been released by Google for the Nexus 9, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G also known as Android One. IT is known that the Android 7 Nougat Update will be made available only to those devices stated above.


According to Google “Nougat brings a number of new features to help make Android more powerful, more productive and more secure. It introduces a brand new JIT/AOT compiler to improve software performance, make app installs faster, and take up less storage. It also adds platform support for Vulkan, a low-overhead, cross-platform API for high-performance, 3D graphics. Multi-Window support lets users run two apps at the same time, and Direct Reply so users can reply directly to notifications without having to open the app. As always, Android is built with powerful layers of security and encryption to keep your private data private, so Nougat brings new features like File-based encryption, seamless updates, and Direct Boot.” Google also mentioned that there will be regular updates for Android 7 Nougat to be expected in the future.

But another question that is yet to be answered is what about the regular Android user? When will the Android 7 Nougat be available for them? Unfortunately, Nexus is one of the top phones for android and it will definitely have everything first, for those who are not using a Nexus phone ,the wait may be just a tad bit longer as Google has yet to release any official announcement regarding the availability of the Android 7 Nougat for phones other than Nexus.


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Kimberlee Cohen
She came to Kentucky State University five years ago. She holds a Bachelors degree in computer science. She serves the University as director of the Writer’s guild. During her pastime, she enjoys reviewing articles and learning foreign languages