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Android 7.0 to be released next week

by on19 August 2016

Coming first to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Google is set to officially release its forthcoming Android 7.0 mobile operating system for its flagship Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices early next week, according to a report from 9to5Google.

telus android update schedule

Source: Telus Forums

The site, which reports mostly on Google news and events, reported a Software Update Schedule from Canadian wireless carrier Telus showing Android 7.0 N updates scheduled for the two devices on August 22nd.  The list was first posted on Telus Forums, where it is maintained by several community managers and updated with what appears to be a Target Launch list of software updates for a variety of smartphones.

The list includes updates for several Google Nexus devices, Samsung devices and the BlackBerry Priv, but only notes that the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X should be receiving Android 7.0 N on Monday. Of course, the editors also note “All dates are approximate and subject to change,” so there is still a likelihood that the updates may be pushed back. Regardless, this is the first mention of any Android devices scheduled to receive Google’s latest operating system.

Google usually has a tendency to release new flagship smartphones around the same timeframe as their mobile operating system launches. This year’s devices, codenamed Nexus “Sailfish” and Nexus “Marlin,” are expected to be unveiled sometime in September with a possible release in early October according to at least one source. LG is also expected to announce the V20 with Android 7.0 and may actually beat Google to the market depending on launch timeframes and partnering retail schedules.

Last modified on 20 August 2016
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