Android 7.0 Nougat release date pegged at August 22nd

Android 7.0 Nougat release date pegged at August 22nd
We've known for a while that Google was aiming to release Android 7.0 Nougat this month, and now we have a more specific date on when to expect the official updates to start rolling out to Nexus devices. The leaked dates come from LG and Canadian carrier Telus, both of which have a solid history of being right on these things in the past.

Telus has the most convincing evidence because it has a Software Update Schedule featuring various Android Security Updates (and the Android Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy A5) which lists the release date for Android 7.0 Nougat for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X as this coming Monday, August 22nd. 

Less convincing, but still interesting is a Korean LG page for the "LG G5 OS preview experience" (per Google Translate), which begins on August 22nd. As we've seen with companies like Sony, the AOSP code released for the various Android N Developer Previews has given manufacturers more time to work on updates. And, given that the Nexus 5X is made by LG, it certainly wouldn't be surprising to see LG quick out of the gate with Nougat updates. 

So, it seems fairly likely that we'll see an announcement and the rollout for Android 7.0 Nougat starting on Monday. Right now, we can't say if any other Nexus devices beyond the 6P and 5X will be getting the update right away, and we also don't know if this also means the release of Android Wear 2.0 the same day. We'll keep you updated. 

source: Telus & LG via Android Central

Related phones

Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)
Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)



1. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

...and coming to my Note 5 in March 2017. Ughh.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That's fine with me, I am liking marshmallow so I am in no hurry.

4. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

I like Marshmallow too but in terms of releasing a new OS, improvements are made therefore improving your phone. I know there are bugs that need to be worked out with every OS but I would just like to see a quicker implementation with Android updates. In my opinion, it shouldn't take a company 6 months to roll out a new Android release.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Get a Nexus device. I have a Nexus 6p and after getting it i have no desire of going back to devices from brands that don't have the software update schedule nor the rom development support from developers you just can't go Back. That's why my next device will be the Nexus 2017 and not this year because this year version from HTC seems like a downgrade from a design stand point and the loss of the dual front speakers is something i can't comprehend if the rumors are to be true.

7. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

That's what I dislike about the Nexus series. They need to keep the same manufacturer (or do it themselves) and refine the product like Samsung has done with their galaxy line.


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Glad to be in Nexus Master race. One thing Google can learn from Microsoft is update push they are really on it with my 950xl. Also I had dream or a vision that Surface Phone would change the world as we know it. Android will become non factor, but hey love my 6p but 950xl just better.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

There a lot of Lumia that are left in WP8.1 with their Skype support pulled. How you have conveniently forgot about them. You praise at the Nexus are hollow and self serving your MS fandom.

5. izeKK

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Really curious to see if HTC keeps the promise of '' 2 weeks after nexus'' for the One A9

8. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Do the new Nexus phones normally get released at the same time the new Android version comes out?

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Used the beta on the Pixel C for a while, until it broke compatibility with a lot of the apps I used. Hopefully developers will have updated their applications in time for release.

11. govind_dheda

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

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