Google?s Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 (LTE) tablet are eligible for Android 7.0 Nougat update. However, owners of these two devices are still running the show with Android 6.0 Marshmallow onboard.
Past reports suggested that Google might not rollout the new OS update for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE. However, as it turns out, the search giant apparently let the folks at Android Police know that this news is false and that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the aforesaid devices will be rolled out ?in a few weeks.?
Speaking of Nexus 6P, Google already released the Android 7.0 Nougat factory image and OTA files for this handset. The search giant rolled out two build for the new OS. The original beta build was NRD90M, while the final build number tied to the Android 7.0 update is NRD90U. This update also includes the September security patch for the Nexus 6P.
On the one hand, Google is gearing up to roll out the Android Nougat update and on the other, the Nexus 2016 handsets dubbed ?Google Pixel? and ?Google Pixel XL? are gearing up for release.
To be precise, the word is that Google might unveil both handsets on October 4 at a special event. Also, rumor has it that the upcoming Pixel devices will run the next OS version i.e. Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
Furthermore, the build number associated with the next version Android 7.1 Nougat is NDE63B. This version of OS will eventually be rolled out to the Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9 tablet.
This is precisely why Google allowed LG to release the LG V20 first with Android 7.0 onboard. Usually, the search giant releases the Nexus handsets first, prior to the devices from other OEMs.
Not long ago, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also acknowledged that the company will not be ?opinionated” about the design philosophy of the upcoming devices.
He further added that new features and many changes can be expected from the upcoming handsets. Several software innovations are also being worked on specific to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL to make the brand stand-out.
Not to forget, Nexus devices are a favorite among those who prefer vanilla Android experience over the customized UI look offered by OEMs like Samsung, LG, Xiaomi and HTC.