Good news for all droid fans! Android 7.0, called as Nougat, is now officially available for Nexus devices. The new Android 7.0 update has started rolling out as an OTA update for the Nexus family of devices, while quietly leaving out the Nexus 5. This over-the-air update will take several weeks before it reaches out to all users, but for those who can’t wait and want to install the update right away, we have the OTA links for you below!
Nougat brings in tons of optimizations to the Android OS and about 250 major features. A few of them include expanded emoji, quick settings, new notifications panel, multi-window support, quick switch, direct reply from notifications and much better battery stats. Games will run much faster with improved graphics and Google has made Android much more secure with seamless updates and file-based encryption.
These were just the highlights of the new Android 7.0 Nougat. A full detailed features list can be found on the official blog post. The first developer preview came out back in May, and since then Google has been continuously improving the overall performance of Android Nougat and fix bugs that were being pointed out by the beta testers. Android 7.0 OTA update will be rolling out to Android Beta Program users first and then to the rest of the world.
For users looking to install the Android 7.0 Nougat on their Nexus devices should use this guide to first download the OTA update image file. Once downloaded, you will be then able to install it on your phone by sideloading it via ADB. You do not need to have an unlocked bootloader since this is not a factory image (we’ll update when the official factory images are released). You can directly download Android 7.0 Nougat (NRD90M) from the links given below.
Download Android 7.0 NRD90M Nougat OTA Update Links
Here you have the direct download links for all supported devices. As mentioned previously, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) have been dropped so no further software updates for them.
Download Android 7.0 NRD90M for Nexus 6: Coming soon!
Download Android 7.0 NRD90M for Nexus 9 (LTE): Coming soon!
Download Android 7.0 NRD90M for Nexus Player: Coming soon!
Download Android 7.0 NRD90M for Nexus Pixel C: Download here!