Android 7.0 Nougat update now hitting Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and other devices


Months after its original announcement, Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here.

An update to Android 7.0 is now rolling out to Nexus devices. That means if you’ve got a Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, or Pixel C (yes, it’s not technically a Nexus), then Nougat is coming your way. As with most updates, though, keep in mind that this rollout will be staggered, so it could take some time for Android 7.0 to make its way to your neck of the woods.


When Nougat does hit your device, you’ll have several new features to play with. Those include Multi-Window Mode on phones and tablets, the ability to rearrange Quick Settings tiles, and bundled notifications to save space in your notification tray when one app is sending you a bunch of alerts. There’s also the Vulkan API for improved 3D graphics performance.

Doze mode has been improved from Android 6.0 Marshmallow to help you save even more battery life. With Nougat, your device will go into a low power state when in your pocket or purse to push your battery farther.


There are some nice messaging improvements in Android 7.0, too. There are 72 new emoji in Nougat, bringing the total number of emoji to more than 1,500. You can also reply directly to message notifications, meaning that you don’t have to jump into an app just to respond to a new message.

As I mentioned before, while the Android 7.0 Nougat rollout is starting today, it could take a few days or even a couple of weeks to hit your device. If you’ve got a non-Nexus Android phone, your wait for Nougat will probably be a bit longer as your device’s manufacturer will take Android 7.0 and customize it to include their special features.

Source: Official Android Blog

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  • Ezcii

    Just hit that update button in setting and it will let you download.
    At least, this is how I got it on my Nexus 6P.

    • Blake Markum

      I hit the button and it says I am up to date at 6.0.1. Nothing for me yet. (Nexus 6P)

      • FryChickenIsha

        same here :(

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Any nexus 6 owners get it?

    • Chris Fisher

      I have a Nexus 6 and 6P. Nothing on either yet. They were both on the beta for a while before being rolled back (company e-mail didn’t work) but nothing official at this moment.

      • Serrina Duly-Paz

        Got it about 2 hrs ago.

  • Debra Premo

    I have the note 7 and I feel like my phone already does all of this lol

    • Frankwhitess

      I agree with you… I have the HTC Evo and it does all this and more.. Jedi mind trick I tell you!

      • Joe

        Your phone may already do this because of your manufacturers overlay. This update is for the pure android enthusiasts. Stock android does not do any of those things that were mentioned.

    • The truth-ier

      just making yourself feel better that your phone has an old OS, and you wont be getting it anytime soon…. i wonder if the iphone 7 will come out with ios 9 lol

      • Debra Premo

        Lmao what?? My phone has multitasking windows, I can rearrange my quick settings etc. But sure yeah what you said

      • steadymobb

        He’s not wrong though… Samsung phones have had multi window and quick tile changing for a couple years

    • steadymobb

      Samsung phones have done this stuff for years.

  • gmo8492

    I guess the LG V20 won’t be the first phone to get Nougat…lol

    • MisterSuperGod

      They never said they would.
      What they said was, they would be the first to ship it on a new device.

      • gmo8492

        Always a stickler for the fine print.

        • mike

          its not in the fine print. it says it pretty clearly

  • Andrew Galloway

    All those security patches and upgrades you’re behind on… I hope you don’t send or receive any sensitive data on that machine.

    • tony

      unless your hillary clinton

      • Durandal_1707

        Could we keep the political BS out of here, please? I read tech news to get away from crap like that.

  • Benben

    And no Miracast support still

  • Spanky

    I have a T-Mobile G1 with Android 1.6 that does all of the above. Definitely a Jedi mind trick!

  • Bradley Karas

    Why did google abandon Marshmallow so quickly?

    • JLV90

      Abandon? They make a new version of android every year. This one is about 11 months after the original Marshmallow update though.

      • TechnoRealz

        Exactly – & it’s an improvement build upon Marshmallow which was build upon prior Android OS’s.

  • Rob

    Let’s see who rolls it out fastest now… Motorola and HTC are my top bets to get it out first (HTC via Unlocked first) on non-Nexus devices.

    • illstplaya .

      I would say HTC first then Sony. Considering Motorola isn’t really Motorola anymore because Lenovo is running things now I don’t see them updating their phones for a long time.

    • Philip

      Samsung dead last. Amazing!

    • Jason Caprio

      Based on my own experience. Nexus got Marshmallow 6.0 in October 2015, the 6.0.1 in December 2015. My Galaxy Note 5 did not get it until mid April 2016. That’s 5 months after 6.0.1, 7 months after 6.0. I wouldn’t be surprised if the S7/Note7 didn’t get it until early 2017, and my Note 5 probably not for a while later.

      • yankeesusa

        Samsung already announced that their note 7 will get nougat within 2-3 months of Google releasing it. And from what I remember the s6 on Sprint and t-mobile got marshmallow pretty quickly compared to other manufacturers. Not to mention that their staying on top of patches. Yea, it’s no nexus but things have improved dramatically.

        • Spanky

          I presume that Samsung excluded carrier variants from that timeframe. Based on previous carrier releases, it’ll be another 3-4 months on top of Samsung’s promised 2-3 months.

        • yankeesusa

          Tmobile and Sprint have been doing really good with updates. I guess we will see.

      • Rob

        Yeah I had the Note 5. We had a leak of Marshmallow back in October and didn’t get it til April. I was pissed and got an HTC 10 and converted it to the US unlocked SKU. I’ve been overall happy with it and the rapid updates really help.

    • JLV90

      LOL Motorola updates being fast in 2016, after Lenovo fully acquired them they have turned pretty bad in regards to updates and customer service.

    • mike


      • Rob

        LG? No way.

  • Alex Pilaia

    What about LG Nexus 5 Owners? Do we get this update??

    • FILA

      Nope, end of the line for us. We will still get a couple more security updates thou. Guess you’ll be in line with me to pre order the 5 inch new “Google” phone

    • JLV90

      nope you’ll have to flash a custom ROM if you want Nougat

  • stuman19741974 .

    How about for tablets? Like the LG G Pad X 8.0?

    • Guest

      I don’t remember a single update for the G Pad X 8.0.

      • stuman19741974 .

        I had some system update a couple nights ago (description said from T-Mobile) but it still shows as 6.0.1.

  • Capt Crunch

    Honestly, there is nothing to get excited about. I like Android however the fact is not many phones other than Nexus or the latest/greatest will get this release which I imagine would include a very low percentage of users in the single digits, unless i’m mistaken. It’s unfortunate, users have to relay on the manufacturers to release the update if they want to or not, on top of that the carrier to.

  • FryChickenIsha

    I’m guessing it’s only for developers at this time. I keep checking on my Nexus 6P, and it says it’s up to date.

    • JLV90

      It’s for the general public, if you were on the developer previews it makes it more likely to have the OTA pushed to you.

    • Alex Wagner

      The update is available for everyone, but it’ll take some time to hit everyone’s devices. Google says that the Nougat will be rolling out to everyone “over the next several weeks.”

  • yankeesusa

    Yep, you’re right. A 1982 Honda accord can get you from point a to point b but a 2012 sure feels a lot better doing the same thing.

  • NavyVeteran

    I’m waiting for Googs to post the N6, N6P and N5X files to their developer page. So far only the N9 WI-FI, Pixel C & Nexus Player have been listed.

  • Android_God

    I was hoping to not have to factory reset my 6p after this update but looks like I’m going to have to due to its bugginess.

  • AdamJoseph

    Have a Nexus 6P. Still waiting.

    • Medion

      Nexus 5x. Still waiting as well. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks from the official start of the rollout. Google usually takes 1-4 weeks for a complete rollout, so we’re just having bad luck.

  • L Valiente

    Tmo is full of shit. They have no plan on releasing any further OTA updates for the Nexus 6