The two handsets will be powered by Android Nougat, which Google should be releasing in the course of this coming month.
Usually, Google doesn’t release final versions for Android OS until October. Along with the software update, security patches will also come. The Daydream VR will be released this year as well, and the Google Nexus 2016 will be the first device to have this kind of feature. Conversely, we got a glimpse of the first Developer Preview all the way back in March, so the newest version of Android has been baking for a while. We don’t know if Google is waiting to release its new Nexus hardware alongside the new Android build, but we’ll be keeping an eye how this develops.
This information came from reliable source Evan Blass, though he gave no exact date for the release. The new Android Nougat will be integrated with Daydream VR technology. “Sorry Nexus 5 owners, no Nougat for you”. Well, this seems to be quite a bad news for the users with three-year old devices, but we can’t even go on blaming Google for moving on.
“Developer Preview 5 includes near-final system images for supported devices and the Android emulator”, according to Android Developer’s post. The new Android OS is still under works by Google and it is more then possible that all the features from all the preview builds might not make their way into the official release.
Improved multi-language support can also be expected from the Android 7.0 Nougat and other seemingly minor changes such as the deletion of Dark Theme and Desktop shortcuts, the report added. If Blass’s Twitter post captioned “Google Nexus Sailfish / HTC S1 build.prop file” is to be believed, the alleged HTC Nexus “Sailfish” smartphone will run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) processor and not the rumored Snapdragon 821 processor. Share with us your thoughts below about the upcoming Android OS!