Google has been releasing Android 7.0 developer previews all summer to help devs get their apps ready for Nougat’s public release, but the only public launch info that Google has given for the update itself is that it’ll be coming this summer. Now we may have a more narrow release window.
Android 7.0 will be unleashed to the public in August along with the August 5 security patch, says serial leaker Evan Blass. Unfortunately, he had a bit of bad news to share along with that good info, adding that the Nexus 5 will not be getting an official update to Nougat.
It wouldn’t be entirely surprising to see the Nexus 5 left out of the official Android 7.0 rollout, as its Android OS update guarantee ended in October 2015. Because the Nexus 5 is a popular phone, though, it’s likely that its fans will work to give it an unofficial version of Nougat.
As for the official release of Android 7.0, there’s no exact release date available quite yet. Google has released five Nougat developer previews to date, one each month since March. The releases have all been in the middle of the month, so the final Android 7.0 release could come around the middle of August.