Android Nougat (7.0) is coming real soon now. The final preview build, Developer Preview 5, has just been released. You can get the latest build for recent Nexus devices here.
So what's new in the latest release? According to a post by David Burke (VP of Engineering) on the Android Developers Blog, you'll find the follow four major items:
- System images for Nexus and other preview devices
- An emulator that you can use for doing the final testing of your apps to make sure they’re ready
- The final N APIs (API level 24) and latest system behaviors and UI
- The latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and in preinstalled apps
Of course, you'll also find a few bugs, so we wouldn't recommend installing this on your main everyday phone or tablet.
There is no official release date for the final release of Android Nougat, but we expect that system images and over-the-air updates for supported Nexus devices will probably be released by the end of September.
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Wondering what’s coming to your phones when they get the Android Nougat update? You can start with this gallery showing some of the latest features in the preview.
Then, stop by this list of features from Google I/O; it gives you a good idea of what to expect out of Google’s latest OS.
Too much for you? How about a quick tour of our 5 favorite features.
Want to try it out yourself on your Nexus phone or tablet? It’s still in beta, and there may be some problems, but you can easily install the public beta.