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Android 7.0 could launch next month; no Nougat for the Nexus 5?

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Android 7.0 could launch next month; no Nougat for the Nexus 5?
According to reliable tipster Evan Blass, Google will start disseminating Android 7.0 Nougat next month, along with the August security update. The missive sent out by Blass is not going to make Nexus 5 owners happy. According to the man once known by his @evleaks Twitter handle, the LG built Nexus 5 will not be receiving Android 7.0. The phone will still receive security updates for the time being.

A new Android build usually means new Nexus phones. HTC is manufacturing both handsets with a plastic 5.2-inch unit code named Sailfish (S-1), and a metal clad 5.5-inch phone code named Marlin (M-1). HTC was the company behind the very first phone in the series, the Nexus One. We could see the new stock Android handsets late in the third quarter or early in the fourth`quarter.

Despite precautions, things happen. Or to put it another way, man plans and God laughs. A gentleman by the name of Brian Moyano posted a very interesting story on Reddit. Moyano's Nexus 6P accidentally received an OTA update that included an internal Google build of Android 7.0 used for internal testing. The build number contained an "R" rather than a "P" indicating that this is a "release" version, and not a "preview" file. This could be an indication that Google is very close to wrapping things up. Moyano, who had the presence of mind to grab some screenshots, said he received the 49MB file while trying to go back from the Android Developer Preview version of Android 7.0, to Marshmallow.


source: @evleaks, Reddit

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posted on 30 Jul 2016, 12:38 1

1. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3877; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


They're merely running the pitifully limited stock android anyway, flashing a readily available custom ROM (like CyanogenMod, https://goo.gl/R0CIGM ) on them wouldn't be of of any loss...

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 13:40 2

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


That's not always the answer. Just flash a rom. That just screams copout and cyanogenmod is terrible. The Nexus 5 is about four years old,so it's not surprising.

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 14:44 6

8. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3877; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


"That just screams copout"

WTF does that even mean?

"cyanogenmod is terrible"

Nothing terrible about it on my OnePlus One. I find it much better than stock iOS that's stupidly limited to the extent it still can't do what dumb phones were capable of, and more convenient than jailbroken iOS, as almost everything I jailbreak for is seamlessly integrated. Stock Android, won't even dare use a device running it...

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 15:36 2

10. Subie (Posts: 1302; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Nexus 5 came out in the fall of 2013. That means it's not quite 3 years old yet. Still it's been given 3 different OS builds(KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow) which is more then most Android devices.

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 16:24 2

12. sgodsell (Posts: 4542; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Why argue with Mxyzptlk? It's not like he owns or uses any Android device. So don't take him serious. No one does anyway.

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 17:53

13. vincelongman (Posts: 4957; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Personally, I'm disappointed not to get 7.0, but still happy with Google's support of the Nexus 5
I dont think any other $350 phone has goten 3 years of support

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 19:29

16. Subie (Posts: 1302; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Wait for an official announcement from Google though. This article is still just rumor based (even if it's from Blass). You might get still get Nougat for your phone.

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 19:33

17. vincelongman (Posts: 4957; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


True, and I could flash a Nougat ROMs

Anyways, I think I'm going to upgrade this year
My Nexus 5's battery is old now

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 20:58

19. Amroze (banned) (Posts: 597; Member since: 04 Jul 2016)


Because he's a troll.

posted on 31 Jul 2016, 10:33

21. Feanor (Posts: 831; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Yes and no. KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow is what a Samsung S5 or a Sony Z3 have been given, so not much difference between a Nexus and any other flagship device. Apart from the timing and the monthly security updates.

posted on 31 Jul 2016, 12:28

23. Subie (Posts: 1302; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Thats why I said most Android phones. The phones you mentioned are dependent on the carrier as well as the oem as to if they get the updates. eg: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini started with KitKat and never received lolipop (where I am).

1. Flagships make up only a small portion of the handsets sold world wide.

2. Name one phone in the price range of the Nexus 5 that received three Android OS Versions.

posted on 31 Jul 2016, 19:26 1

25. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


This again? Mxy and I bought Nexus 6Ps at the same time last year. He has every reason to comment on an Android/Nexus article. And I agree with him. "Just root and ROM it" is a copout answer because 99% of Android owners will do neither. We all deserve timely updates.

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 12:39

2. Fayeznoor (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


But all over geekbench, I see nexus 5 being tested with Android N. I'm hopeful

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 17:55

14. vincelongman (Posts: 4957; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


geekbench is very easily fooled
You only need root, then you can edit your build.prop and trick geekbench into thinking you have N

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 12:59 1

3. GreenMan (Posts: 1724; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Time to ditch my beloved Nexus 5, eh?

Oh well, life is about "Moving on"... At least to me!

And I'm moving on to Apple...

What? It's crazy, you say?

An Apple fell on Newton's head and he discovered law of gravity... (Imagine if it was an iPhone... Or perhaps... A Mac...?)

And an APPLE a day keeps doctors away...

So, it means that APPLE ROCKS...!

I dunno, lads... To drunk to think straight...

G'Day!

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 15:27 6

9. DogeShibe (Posts: 1115; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


>An Apple fell on Newton's head and he discovered law of gravity... (Imagine if it was an iPhone... Or perhaps... A Mac...?)

Never go full retard.

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 20:23

18. maple_mak (Posts: 783; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Shut up fanboy, no one impressive your fanboy-ism.

posted on 31 Jul 2016, 03:22

20. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 576; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Unless you pick up an Apple from a garbage can which is been eaten from one side...

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 13:02

4. Babadook (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 May 2016)


Man I'm really banking on Marlin delivering! All I want is good max/min brightness, good camera, 5.5 max screen size (anything bigger is a ridic IMO), good battery, and the bezels to be minimal! That's not asking for too much is it lol?!

posted on 31 Jul 2016, 14:20

24. irossdrummer (Posts: 221; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)


S7 edge basically lol

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 13:08 1

5. Carlitos (Posts: 543; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Does this mean there is the possibility of the note 7 coming with Android 7.0. Seems to be right around the same date that Taiwan commercial teased at for the Note 7

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 17:58

15. vincelongman (Posts: 4957; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yep

There's also leaks of the Huawei P9 running N already and Sony released dev previews builds for the Z3

Hopefully this means Google has worked with the OEMs better this year and N adoption is faster

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 14:40 1

7. tyger11 (Posts: 187; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


I'm sure the xda devs will come up with a non-official Android 7 update for the Nexus 5. I'm more concerned with what my next phone will be. Project Ara is still nowhere to be seen, which is what I've been holding out for, and I'm tired of waiting.

I guess it's down to small phone: Sailfish, or big phone: LG V10-successor, due in September.

posted on 30 Jul 2016, 15:56

11. sgodsell (Posts: 4542; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Right now the Moto Z is the best at modules right now. And in September it should be out as unlocked and not tied to just one carrier, Verizon.

posted on 31 Jul 2016, 11:55

22. KidAndroid (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Nov 2014)


If your looking for a phone with support then forget about anything Motorola now with Lenovo at the helm, they're garbage with updates.

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