Android Nougat rolling out to Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE soon: Reports

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 15 Sep 2016

The exact date of the rollout is not yet known

Android Nougat rolling out to Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE soon: Reports

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Google started rolling out Android Nougat to select Nexus devices a few weeks ago. However, Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 LTE were absent from that list. However, this may change soon. According to a report by Android Police, the two devices will start receiving the update “in the coming weeks.” The exact date of the rollout is not yet known and neither is the reason for the delay. 

To recall, the Nexus 6 smartphone was manufactured by Motorola and features a 5.96-inch QHD display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 805 SoC with 3GB of RAM. The HTC-made Nexus 9 is a tablet with a 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. It is powered by a Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC with 2GB of RAM

Android Nougat v7.0 offers a number of new features as well as improvements to some old ones. One of the new features is a multi-window mode lets users open two apps side-by-side. The Doze feature, which was introduced in Marshmallow, has also been improved. Nougat also brings support for Vulkan API, new emojis, and improvements to security.

Those using the Nexus 5 may not be as lucky though. According leakster @LlabTooFeR Qualcomm is not releasing updates for the graphics drivers of the Snapdragon 800 and 801 chipsets. As a result, phones like the Nexus 5 (which sports the SD800 SoC) may not be updated to Android Nougat.

Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.


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