Android Nougat set to be released THIS WEEK

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Google is set to start updating devices with Android Nougat, the latest version of its mobile operating system.

First in line to receive the full version of the new software are Google’s Nexus smartphones.

According to an accidental leak from a Canadian telecoms operator, Google’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones will be updated with Android Nougat from today, August 22nd.

This tallies with previous plans outlined by Google, who had said it would roll out the new OS update by the end of this summer.

A beta version of Nougat has been available since April, with Google releasing full details of its new operating system at the Google I/O event in May.

Last week, a limited number of LG G5 users in Korea were given the chance to be able to download Android Nougat, which was the first time time members of the Android community were able to download a finished version of the operating system prior to its official release.

Android Nougat will offer a number of new features including enhanced security, split screen app viewing, a new look home screen, better battery performance and an improved notifications.

While Nexus users will likely receive Android Nougat this week, owners of other Android phones, made by the likes of Samsung and LG, may still have to wait some time before they can use latest version of Google’s mobile OS.

It is expected to be not until early 2016 before other major third party carriers and manufacturers start pushing Android Nougat to users.

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