Google is known for releasing new versions of the Android mobile operating system every fall, but it never gives out an exact date. Now, a new leak may have uncovered when Android 7.0 Nougat will be available to Nexus users.
A short schedule of upcoming software updates coming to Android were published by a community manager at Telus, the Canadian mobile network carrier. The schedule shows that the Huawei Nexus 6P and the LG nexus 5X under the Telus network will be receiving the Android Nougat update on Aug. 22, which is this coming Monday.
This type of leak usually doesn’t get picked up, but Telus has a history of providing very accurate schedules for Android software updates, as pointed out by Android Police. Another factor to consider is that Google is already preparing to announce its new Nexus devices, which are usually unveiled some time after the latest version of Android is released. Google’s Nexus devices for this year, built by HTC, are expected to be announced sometime in September and will be available in stores by the first week of October.
Google has been consistently releasing the newest version of Android between August and October. Past reports have indicated that Google will be releasing Android Nougat a lot earlier, so an Aug. 22 release date isn’t too farfetched, especially for the Google-owned Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X.
As for users with non-Nexus devices, they should expect the Android Nougat update to arrive a lot later. The Galaxy Note 7 is suspected to be one of the first handsets to get the upgrade, but it might reach the phablet sometime in November, according to BGR.
If this latest leak is accurate, Google should be making an official announcement soon. However, it’s important to note that the schedule published by Telus is listed as “approximate and subject to change.”