Google VP reveals Android N release date


Google has done something unusual a few months ago: it unveiled the upcoming Android N version months ahead of Google I/O in order to give developers and partners more time to work on applications and updates.

At Google I/O 2016, the company unveiled a few additional interesting details about the new features coming to Android N and it finally updated us on the release date of the newest version of the platform.

Google VP of engineering Dave Burke went on stage to confirm that the Android N release date timeframe is 'later this summer', which is a bit earlier than in previous years. Currently, you can get a beta quality developer preview of Android N via an OTA on your Nexus phone.

You can learn all about the new features in Android N from the 15-minute presentation of Dave Burke at IO right below. It starts around the 1:04:17 mark, and you can hear the details about the release date at 1:20:04.

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12 Comments

1. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Clickbait much?? Where is the DATE??

3. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

COMING LATER THIS SUMMER!

9. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Yeah, but where is the DATE?!

12. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

6/20 - 9/22

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Summer? Is that March (passed) or September?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Clickbait level -> PhoneArena

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Summer isn't a date, it's a season. ...Unless you're dating someone named Summer. Maybe that's where the confusion here is.

6. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I met a girl named Summer, she was hot !

8. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

obviously!

7. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

The release date is only good for Nexus devices, the rest of the world have always to wait until march/april the following year.

10. Valdomero

Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

September is a logical date, so they have to give the OS the final touches so it can be released to the public (like >1% of android users), but still... I'm glad I've got myself a nice Nexus 5X ;)

11. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

So by end of September? That's at least a month earlier than usual. Wondering what this means for the release of the next Nexus...

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