[Update: Factory Images] Nougat? Out now! Google finally released it! ?

It's a dream for every Android fanboy and fangirl! Android 7.0 Nougat is finally out now and is rolling out for Nexus devices as well as the Pixel C and the General Mobile 4G.

But where are the new Nexus devices? There aren't any! Google isn't yet realising new Nexus devices and published on it's website, that the first 7.0 based device will be the LG V20. So we can still expect an announcement of new devices…

New features

According to Android Police (thanks to them!), this are the new features:

  • Expanded emoji: There are now over 1,500 different emoji built into Android, including 72 new ones, so go ahead: express yourself.
  • Quick Settings controls: Quick Settings gives you easy access to things like bluetooth, WiFi and the all-important flashlight. With Android Nougat, you can actually control what tiles go where, and move ‘em around to fit your needs.
  • Multi-locale support: Apps can tailor their content based on your locale settings. So if you speak multiple languages, for instance, then search engines can show results in each of those languages.
  • Multi-window: Run two apps side-by-side. The windows are resizable, too, by simply dragging the divider.
  • Direct Reply: Reply directly to notifications without having to open any app.
  • Bundled notifications: See what's new at a glance with bundled notifications from individual apps. Simply tap to view each alert.
  • Notification controls: When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself.
  • Lockscreen wallpaper: You can now have different wallpapers on your device's homescreen and lockscreen.
  • Improved Settings navigation: Find the right setting faster with an updated navigation menu in Settings.
  • Quick Switch: Switch between your two most recently used apps by simply double tapping the Overview button.
  • Vulkan: Games will now leap to life thanks to high-speed, next-generation graphics — all powered by your device's multi-core processor.
  • Daydream: Android Nougat is ready to transport you to virtual worlds with Daydream-ready phones, headsets and controllers — all coming later this year.
  • Seamless updates: New Android devices with Nougat can install software updates in the background which means you won't have to wait while your device installs the update and optimizes all your apps for the new version. And for current Nexus users, software updates now install much faster, so you won't have to wait for minutes while your device reboots.
  • File-based encryption: Android Nougat can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.
  • Direct Boot: Direct Boot helps your device startup faster, and apps run securely even before you unlock your device when your device reboots.
  • Improved system backup coverage: More device settings are covered by Android Backup, including accessibility settings, run-time permissions for apps, Wi-Fi hotspot settings and Wi-Fi network restrictions.
  • Work mode: Work mode allows you to turn on and off your device's work apps and notifications for a better work, life balance.
  • Display size: Not only can you change the size of the text on your device, but the size of all the display elements like icons and images.

Download

OTA Updates

According to Android Police (thanks to them again!), this are the download links (the list will get continuously updated):

  • Nexus 6P: NRD90M
  • Nexus 5X: NRD90M
  • Nexus 6: Coming soon
  • Nexus Player: NRD90M
  • Pixel C: NRD90M
  • Nexus 9 (LTE): Coming soon
  • Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi): NRD90M
  • General Mobile 4G: Coming soon

If you used the Developer Preview, you'll probably one of the first people getting this update .

Factory Images

Android Police also got the factory images links (source):

  • Nexus 6P: NRD90M
  • Nexus 5X: NRD90M
  • Nexus 6: Coming soon
  • Nexus Player: NRD90M
  • Pixel C: NRD90M
  • Nexus 9 (LTE): Coming soon
  • Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi): NRD90M
  • General Mobile 4G: Coming soon

Other devices

As with every new Android version it can take months and years till devices from Samsung and all the other manufacturers get the update. So don't be to lucky now, you probably have to wait a long time…

Jan-Lk Else

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