Android 7.0 Nougat update reportedly "coming soon" to the Nexus 9 (and likely other Nexus devices)

Android 7.0 Nougat update reportedly
We all know that Android 7.0 Nougat should be released sometime later this year, but when exactly will that happen? Well, for now, Google doesn't have anything to share about this, but one Canadian carrier does.

According to Rogers, one of Canada's largest mobile operators, an official Android 7.0 Nougat update is "coming soon" to the Google Nexus 9 tablet. We don't know what soon means here, but it could mean that the update will be available in a month, or maybe two (mind you, we're only speculating). Alongside the Nexus 9, the Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 5 will likely also be updated to Nougat at about the same time. Sure enough, an Android N Developer Preview  has been available to download for months, but that's far from being the final version of Google's new OS.


HTC already confirmed that it's going to bring Nougat to the HTC 10, One M9, and One A9, though it didn't say when. In any case, we're certain that Google's Nexus devices will receive the update first.

The first smartphones to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box (two Nexus models expected to be manufactured by HTC) could be announced as soon as September - in about two months. That's relatively soon, isn't it?

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source: Rogers via Mobile Syrup

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5 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Nexus 9 actually looks like a stretched Nexus 5 to me, the one with snapdragon 800, just too plastic-ky, not that plastic is bad, but the device wasn't very solid IMO. I won't buy a new Android tablet in the next few year, probably, gonna try to invest in the new surface book 2 when it comes out, should be a beast. For this year, my only target is a new MacBook pro

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Where the hell is the Note 5?!

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

This is from Rogers out of Canada, so even if they had the Note 5 listed, it won't have any bearing on Note 5s sold here in the US. Since those devices updates are at the discretion of the carriers, it can/will vary widely (T-Mobile will probably get it first, followed by AT&T, then Sprint, then Verizon if the past is any indication). The reason the Nexus 9 is relevant is that if it's going out to it soon, it'll be going out to other Nexus devices around the same time since those devices, for the most part, aren't dependent on the carriers for updates since they come directly from Google.

3. yonith

Posts: 227; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Please give us an updated Nexus 9 tablet!

5. sukrith2194 unregistered

Android O is also coming soon in like a year or so! We all know it's coming in a month or two... There's no need to make a click bait article!

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