Google now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA for Nexus 6, 6P Smartphones

by Karthik Iyer 3

Last month Google made the Android 7.0 Nougat update official and since then, Nexus 6P & Nexus 6 users have been waiting for the update patiently for their OTA update. But now according to the latest reports, it looks like the company has now started the OTA rollout to the users. The same was confirmed by the Google Nexus official Twitter handle. This account has always been active in the social media, and the fact that the account is verified makes it much more trustworthy.

When a lot of users started asking questions about the update, they received a response from the account stating that the update is on its way to the devices. So in case if you have not received the update yet for your device, then keep checking the update section as you might be receiving one anytime soon. Let us know if you received the update or not and stay tuned for details on this.

Earlier: So Android 7.0 Nougat is finally official now, and the update for the same started rolling out to the eligible devices. This list of eligible devices only includes the Nexus devices, so if you have one, then you are going to be among the first ones to get the taste of this new OS. The list of eligible devices is as follows –

Do make a note that the rollout may take several weeks depending upon your region etc. But users will receive a notification for the OTA Update on their devices.

Talking about the OS itself, there are a handful of new features that are added to this new version. The most important one being the multi-window functionality. This allows you to run two apps at the same time. The new version also comes with a tweaked version of Doze mode for better performance. Other noteworthy features are New Emojis, Vulkan graphics API, dedicated VR Mode, ability to send direct replies from the notifications, a built-in battery saver mode and more.

If you want more detailed info on this new version of Android, then be sure to check out their official website. Let us know if you received the update if you own one of the eligible devices and what do you think about it. Check out the list of smartphones confirmed for the Android 7.0 Nougat update. It is expected that other devices will start receiving the update sometime between November 2016 to January 2017. Stay tuned for more info on this.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Nebu Cherian

    Sad to see that Nexus 7 is not in the list…I wish they would have upgraded my device too.

  • Vikas

    Lucky nexus users ?

  • Brad

    This is non-news. We know the OTA has started rolling out… it rolled out for a few devices. That doesn’t mean it’s rolling out for the 6 et al… “coming weeks” isn’t an answer.