Android Nougat release date: when you'll get it and everything you need to know


Update: The Android Nougat release date is here, at least for some phones and tablets, and Android 7.1 beta has launched on Nexus devices and, of course, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Find out which other devices are getting the newest Android versions.

Android Nougat is Google’s big refresh of its phone and tablet operating system – an OS that’s been so thoroughly refined that the company is now more than halfway through the alphabet with names, at letter 14 of 26.

It won’t stop at Android 7.0 in 2016 either, with Android 7.1 beta just launched on Nexus devices in October.

To prepare you for the Nougat updates, here’s everything we know about the new Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 Nougat release date and features. 

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The next version of Google’s mobile OS
  • When is it out? Right now, but you’ll need to wait for some devices
  • When will I get it? It’s rolling out slowly, dependent on your phone and tablet maker
  • What will it cost? Free

Check out our video walkthrough of the Android Nougat Beta