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[TechRadar] Android 7.0 Nougat tipped for an August arrival
Android 7.0 Nougat tipped for an August arrival

<img src="" alt="Android 7.0 Nougat tipped for an August arrival"/><p>We know plenty about the upcoming <a href="">Android 7.0 Nougat</a> - you can even run it today if you're brave enough to try a developer preview - but we don't yet have a fixed date for when the mobile OS will start rolling out.</p><p>Now seasoned phone tipster Evan Blass (<a href="">@evleaks</a>) has promised Android 7.0 will be with us <a href="">sometime in August</a>. That's only slightly more precise than Google's own estimate of &quot;summer&quot; but we'll take it anyway.</p><p>Of course it doesn't give much clue for when your specific phone model will get some Nougat goodness - presumably the current Nexus phones are going to be first in line, although Blass says <a href="">the 2013 Nexus 5</a> won't be upgraded by Google.</p><h3>The waiting game</h3><p>If you're rocking something made by Samsung, <a href="">LG</a>, HTC, Sony or any of the other Android manufacturers then you're probably looking at a wait of several months or more to get Nougat. We'll update you as and when we hear news.</p><p>Indeed <a href="">just 13.3 percent of phones</a> in use today are running the latest <a href="">Android 6.0 Marshmallow</a> software, not a pretty picture from Google's perspective. Phones running Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1 remain the most common with a 35.1 percent share.</p><p>We are expecting <a href="">a couple of new Nexus phones</a> in September or October and they're probably your best bet for getting Nougat as early as possible if you don't already have a Google-branded handset.</p><ul><li><a href="">Here's how to get hold of Android 7.0 Nougat right now</a></li></ul><p><em>What we think the Samsung Galaxy S8 might look like:</em></p><mediainsert caption="null" mediatype="YouTube" height="315" src="" width="420">YouTube :><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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