android 7.0 nougat updateAmid all the hubbub of Android 7.0 officially arriving, we’re not seeing a whole lot of new information from Google. Indeed, practically everything about the consumer version of Nougat is identical to the fifth Developers Preview, so while it’s great that Nougat is finally here, there’s not much we haven’t already seen going on. Google did, however, sneak one tiny little morsel into their announcement blog post.

In the post, which “takes the final wrapper” off Nougat, Android VP of Engineering Dave Burke gives us all the information we want to hear. We know which devices Nougat is coming to and how to get our hands on it today if we aren’t willing to wait for the rollout. But what the post also makes note of is the fact that Nougat will be getting regular maintenance updates over the coming quarters.

See also:

The official list of Android 7.0 Nougat features

April 14, 2017

Basically, although Nougat is ‘finished,’ there are still some nicks and divots that the developers want to polish over. They’ve even put out the call to keep reporting bugs as you find them so that they can address these issues in the scheduled maintenance updates.

We’ll be closing open bugs logged against Developer Preview builds soon, but please keep the feedback coming! If you still see an issue that you filed in the preview tracker, just file a new issue against Android 7.0 in the AOSP issue tracker.

What are your thoughts regarding these maintenance updates? Let us know your take in the comments below!

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August 22, 2016
  • tiger

    How is this different from now?

    • CR

      Current updates are for security.

      • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

        Current updates have bug fixes, too.

        • Kevin Davis

          Yes

  • kng

    Will these regular updates coming straight from Google? Or will it depend on manufacturers again?! I think Google should separate out the security piece and manage it themselves.

    • MJ

      Google can’t update OEM phones but they will make them available to OEMs. It’s up to the OEMs if their phones get the updates.

  • dontbugme9999

    Will the regular updates cause me to lose root? That would be a pita.

  • John David Cerda

    What weather app is that in the thumbnail? Yellow icon with white cloud and white G?

    • Jehan Kateli

      That’s a shortcut to open the weather widget in the Google app. I have no idea how to add it to the home screen though.

      • jorge eduardo sanchez sanchez

        swipe right to open google now. find your weather card. click it. underneath it will ask you “do you want to add to home screen”. your done.

  • Sivaraman Viswanathan

    Can any one tell me whether my nexus5 get nougat update. If yes, by when.

    • Shashank

      Nope, You are the unlucky person using the unluckiest Nexus Series phone!

    • LeLwrence

      I’m in the same boat. Just wait for a custom ROM, our phone can last much longer.