Google’s latest update to Android 7.0 Nougat has finally been released and is rolling out now to select Nexus smartphones and tablets. Those who’d rather not wait, are also installing it manually. While many jumped at the chance to install it right away, myself included, there are also some reasons to avoid Android 7.0 Nougat at least for the first little while. Read on for more details.
In late October, Google unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Delivering tons of new features, improved battery life, fingerprint or Android Pay support and more. However, ahead expectations Android N was unveiled in March, and Google released five developer previews to the public before officially releasing Nougat.
If you’re trying to decide if you should accept and install the Android 7.0 Nougat over the air update, or install it yourself, below is some helpful information. We go over all the details, new features, changes and more for users. Not to mention a few reasons you may want to wait as well.
No one expected Google to unleash Android N so early. In fact, last year Android M debuted at the end of May and wasn’t released until October. Google delivered much quicker in 2016. So fast actually, that some devices had yet to see Android 6.0 Marshmallow when Android N made its debut.
As expected Google released Android 7.0 Nougat on August 22nd, meeting their “this summer” release timeline. Users can manually install it with the link above (but wipe out their device) get the over-the-air update, or sign up for the Android N Beta OTA program which appears to be the fastest way to get the update right now.
Users will love everything that Nougat has to offer. From multi-window support to run two apps at once, improved battery life with Doze, revamped and bundled notifications, a smarter settings menu, Android instant apps and more detailed in our link above. It’s a tempting offer, but here’s what you should know first.
Below we take a look at multiple reasons users should accept and install the new Android 7.0 Nougat release, and a couple reasons why some may want to give it time and wait for at least one quick bug fixing update first.