Nexus owners who aren’t already apart of the Android Beta Program are (im)patiently awaiting the final release of Android 7.0 Nougat, and the wait may not be much longer. According to famous “leaker” Evan Blass (@evleaks), the latest version of Android will be released in August.
Along with the release, Google will be integrating the latest Android Security Patch which will be dated August 5th. However, there’s a bit of some sad news for faithful owners of the Nexus 5.
The popular Nexus device released in 2013 will not be receiving the update to Android Nougat. This isn’t a surprising move as the device is reaching its 3rd year of support and all good things must come to an end at some time.
We have already seen the list of devices which will continue to be supported by Google after the release of Android Nougat, but it seems that this is the final nail in the coffin for the Nexus 5. Luckily, if you’re still rocking this bad-ass device, you can head over to the XDA Developers Forums and check out the different ROM’s that are being developed.
If you want to upgrade to a new device, now’s a good time to do so since the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have been discounted ahead of the next rumored Nexus devices.