It is now a known fact that both Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 are not eligible to get the latest Android Nougat 7.0 update. This means, barring a couple of security patches, there is going to be no update from the search giant for these two devices. This also means, ideally, you have to buy a new phone.
Google just started rolling out the Android 7.0 update to compatibles Nexus devices like the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One). As you can see Nexus 5 is not part of the list. However, there apparently is a way out.
Folks at XDA-Developers reportedly spent some time and effort to get the Android 7.0 Nougat running on Nexus 5 defying the eligibility criteria.
Well, don?t get too excited because as of now the?Nougat is only ?semi-functional? in the Nexus 5. Even though Wi-Fi, RIL, Bluetooth, basic audio (you can make and receive calls), touch and display drivers are up and running, the camera is only working partially. But then, a couple more tweaks should make it work in a full-fledged way. This also means Nexus 5 can unofficially run?Android Nougat.
In any case, the Nexus 5 users are not advised to download and install the new ROM. Instead, wait for the developers to fix all the issues in the build. Readers should also note that the source has the following update written in red hue: ?Please don’t ask ETA for any bug fixes. I just compiled for fun and sharing the build. However i will try to compile again tomorrow when i have some time Our guess is that it should not take more than a couple of days.?
Perhaps, by the time we enter next week we should have an update. Until then ardent Nexus 5 fans can check out the progress of this ROM via the XDA Developers link attached above.
Are you planning to continue using the Nexus 5 even though?Google will be stopping the security patches soon? If so, why? And, if not, which Android Nougat supporting handset are you going to purchase? Feel free to leave a comment.