Android developer professionals will be interested in knowing that both Canada’s Tel-us and LG suggest the same date for a finalized Nougat code drop.
Owners of Nexus’: Be prepared for some Nougat. It is looking extremely likely that the upcoming version of Android is going to go official next Monday, Aug. 22nd, 2016. That is the date provided for the Android 7.0 update upon Nexus 5X, as well as 6P by Canadian operator Tel-us within its most recent software update schedule.
Tel-us was right with its introduction date for the year 2015’s Marshmallow update upon Nexus devices.
Adding further fuel to this fire is LG’s restricted preview plan for Korean G5s — that just happens to begin on the exact same day — August 22nd, 2016. As with all major smartphone manufacturers, LG will get the final code ahead of time from Google, yet the company would not be permitted to begin its preview in advance of the official Nougat launch date.
If all things goes as expected, we ought to witness an announcement from Google, which is going to be followed up by system images next Monday, which is going to be followed up by the regular over-the-air push. (It is possible, yet not guaranteed, that Android Wear 2.0 also is going to land at about the exact same time.)
As for all-new Nexus devices, we aren’t expecting them until a time right after the launch of the LG V20—that is going to be the first smartphone shipping with Nougat.