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

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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Nexus 5
  • 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)



1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

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.

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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...

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

19. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Because he's a troll.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

10. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 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

16. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 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

21. Feanor

Posts: 1367; Member since: Jun 20, 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.

23. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

2. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

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

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 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

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 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!

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

18. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

20. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 919; Member since: May 07, 2014

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

4. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 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?!

24. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

S7 edge basically lol

5. Carlitos

Posts: 670; Member since: Oct 23, 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

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 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

7. tyger11

Posts: 291; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

22. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 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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