Google released developer previews of its next major Android update even before it had formally announced it. For the better part of this year we have referred to it as Android N. Even Google didn’t have a name by the time I/O 2016 came around so it asked users to help out and suggest names. Nougat was ultimately selected as the official moniker, and now it’s being said that Android Nougat could be released on August 22nd.
Google hasn’t officially confirmed the release date for Android Nougat though many reports suggest that the update is going to be released at some point in August.
August 22nd is now being mentioned as the day that Google released Android Nougat for Nexus devices after which it will gradually be released by third-party OEMs.
Canadian carrier Telus has listed the Android N update for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X on August 22nd. Carriers do tend to know about release schedules so it’s possible that this may really be when Nougat comes out.
Moreover, LG is going to enable select G5 owners to test the new update on their handsets starting August 22nd. It seems very unlikely that LG will be able to release Nougat for select users of its handset even before Google has properly released it for Nexus devices.
Google maintains its radio silence as far as the release date is concerned, but given that August 22nd isn’t that far off, we should hear something from it in the very near future.