January 20th, 2017
Google rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update for Nexus 6/6P/5X
It is finally happening. I don’t know what happened to the “first to Nexus” thing for Android updates but Google has finally decided to push Android 7.0 Nougat over the air updates to people who are using Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Android One devices. The update will be available for the Nexus 9, Pixel C and Nexus Player as well.
The update is still rolling out which means if you haven’t received the update notification, you will get the update over the next few days. It is really interesting to see that the support for Android One devices is still being provided while our very favorite Nexus 5 is nowhere to be seen on the devices list for the update. Google did, however, release the update for manual install back then, all the necessary files became available on August 22nd.
The update was available since 22nd August 2016 for people who were willing to manually update their devices but now that the OTA updates are out, you can go ahead and update your phone over the air.
Google has also started a new Beta program where you can test out the Beta builds of Android updates and you will get these Beta builds on your device way before the actual final update. Feature wise, Android 7.0 Nougat is a huge improvement over the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with a lot of new features. New notification shade, better graphics performance through the Vulkan API and a lot more. Keep checking your phone for the update or you can choose to upgrade manually.