Android 7.0 could launch next month; no Nougat for the Nexus 5?
posted by Alan F. / Jul 30, 2016, 12:20 PM
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
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
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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 Jul 30, 2016, 12:38 PM 1
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 Jul 30, 2016, 1:40 PM 2
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"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 Jul 30, 2016, 2:44 PM 6
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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 Jul 31, 2016, 7:26 PM 1
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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 Jul 31, 2016, 10:33 AM 0
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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 Jul 31, 2016, 12:28 PM 0
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But all over geekbench, I see nexus 5 being tested with Android N. I'm hopeful
posted on Jul 30, 2016, 12:39 PM 0
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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 Jul 30, 2016, 12:59 PM 1
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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 Jul 30, 2016, 1:02 PM 0
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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 Jul 30, 2016, 1:08 PM 1
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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 Jul 30, 2016, 5:58 PM 0
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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 Jul 30, 2016, 2:40 PM 1
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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 Jul 30, 2016, 3:56 PM 0
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