Google Releases Android 7 Nougat

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Google today made the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat available to developers, phone makers, and select devices. Google released the first developer build of Nougat earlier this year and has bee...

    Google Releases Android 7 Nougat
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    good news... :)

    i think it will be hard to "clean" up this release again lol :banana:

    *edit*
    an old wise thing:

    the dog talk to the bone "you are very hard, but i have plenty of time".
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Aaaannd won't be available for my HTC One M8. :(
     
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    My S6 got Marshmallow like a couple of months ago and now a new version is already out meaning I'll have to wait at least a year before it's on my phone (provided I even keep it that long). Samsung is so slooow regarding older models -.-
     

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    Han2K Master Guru

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    Nexus 5 deliberately abandoned to the wayside. What bastards!
     
  6. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Will there be any option to manually download/install this onto your phone? my HTC One M8 honestly is 110% suitable for my daily needs, I dont play games on it, and it works really fast, dont see a need to upgrade it. However new/ updated OS would certainly help that. :)
     
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    Han2K Master Guru

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    Sorry but the M8 will not receive Android 7, only M9 and above. Another bunch of bastards!
     
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  9. StewieTech

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    I´m still waiting for mashmallow on my oneplus x. This moves way damn fast. And the incremental in version numbers, why a whole digit?
     
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    What is the reason behind the lack of mobile os backwards compatibility?
     

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    Possibly a lack of hardware features, I know my old ASUS Transformer wouldn't run KitKat natively due to no NEON hardware, it made the tablet so laggy it was unusable

    Something to do with UI layers, which custom ROM dev cured by disabling the internal wallpaper rendering layer, leaving the launcher to do the work instead

    Looks like the N7 2013 has finally been dropped too
     
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  12. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Most likely lack of change in newer phones, and need to promote people to buy new phones to get latest OS.

    Blatant marketing junk.... :megaman:
     
  13. rl66

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    as always 2 options:
    -cook it yourself
    -found it already cooked on XDA
     
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    harkinsteven Ancient Guru

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    Hopefully we'll see CM 14 soon enough. Just bought a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro. What a phone for the price. Couldn't be happier. Getting CM 14 on it will be the icing on the cake.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    The Nexus 5 was released in 2013, Google only supports Nexus products for I believe 2 years?

    However, they keep Android open and their Nexus products unlocked so...Just go see the boys at XDA. :D
     

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    so even google nexus only get like 2x OS big update ?
    i mean officially not modded/forced update

    i thought only samsung did that ... every model only get 2x big update
    so like S7, it would likely end at android 8.0, if google not changing release schedule... even if it getting it, it will be late thoo

    i am interested in this year nexus (marlin)... but if it only getting 2x big update like other smartphones... then getting galaxy note7 is not bad then
     
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    TFW you have two Nexus 6P xD.
     
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    Cool, yet im there stuck with LG G Flex 2 (released 2015, Snapdragon 810) and still dont have Android 6.0, or any security update for past year. (is this even legal by LG?)
     
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    Yeah your best bet would be XDA. I remember when I had my Galaxy S2 and went to a Nexus 4.. aside from battery always not up to par you always get the latest updates.. then I went to Nexus 5, then power button got messed up, got an LG G2 as a back up phone.. never felt so constricted with updates so I went for the 6P when that came out :p I might skip Marlin and go for the next one as the 6P is still a fully capable phone.
     
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    I was off a little bit lol.

    Google supports OS updates to Nexus devices for 18 months. This pretty much included everything except emergency security updates that will be pushed out as long as it is an OS version Google support still.

    Samsung, HTC, and the other hardware vendors control their support time for their devices. In the US this gets even more complicated as the OS update and support frequency is controlled by the carrier.
     

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