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(Update: "end of August" - Optus) Android 7.0 release date is August 22 according to Telus

Canadian carrier Telus claims to know the Android 7.0 Nougat release date: Monday, August 22 for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, according to its update schedule.

Published onAugust 19, 2016

Android 7.0 Nougat logo

Update, August 19: Another carrier officially announced that Nougat is coming by the end of this month. According to Australian carrier Optus, the Nexus 6P is expected to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update by the “end of August.” The update is currently in testing on the Australian network.

Original post, August 18: As Nexus time – and with it, Android 7.0 Nougat time – rapidly approaches, we’ve just got possible launch date for it. Canadian carrier Telus has revealed the date in an update schedule posted on its forum that says the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will get the Android 7.0 update on Monday, August 22. That’s suspiciously the same date that the Nougat release goes out to select LG G5 owners in South Korea.

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Of course, this date isn’t definitive, but it falls in line with plenty of other rumors doing the rounds regarding a late August launch for the Nougat update. It must be noted though that the list is maintained by several Telus community managers and, while they may well have some inside info we don’t from Telus, we can’t guarantee it wasn’t just an educated guess. The page does say “dates are approximate and subject to change”.

Telus Software Update Schedule Android 7.0 Nougat update

So take the above schedule as you will and if you have a better educated guess on when Android 7.0 will officially arrive, then feel free to sound off in the comments. No wild theories are unwelcome at this time of year. Do you think we’ll be looking at the final build of the Android N release next Monday? (Note: this isn’t to say the 2016 Nexuses will be launched on Monday either, they may well come at a later time.)

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