It seems like an early Nougat day for all Nexus owners. According to report, Google could release Android 7.0 Nougat update for existing Nexus range on August 22. The date leak comes via Canadian telecom operator Telus in its latest software update schedule.
According to Android Central, Telus was accurate with its launch date for Marshmallow update on Nexus devices last year.
If Google debuts Android 7.0 Nougat this month, it would be a paradigm shift in the way Android updates have been delivered so far. For now, Google has been launching new versions of Android with release of new Nexus devices and it might change this time around.
Earlier this year, Google released Android N Developer Preview, which offered early access to Android N on Nexus devices, Google Pixel C and Sony Xperia Z3.
Further adding substance to this announcement from Telus, LG has announced an Android Nougat limited preview program for Korean G5s, which apparently debuts on August 22. Google shares the final code of its mobile OS with all major phone manufacturers in advance. This allows them to add their own custom skin on top before pushing the update to their devices.
LG has already confirmed that it will be launching V20 flagship smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat on September 6.
If these rumours turn out to be true then we can expect to get an official announcement from Google on August 22, followed by system image for Nexus devices next Monday morning. The rollout will then follow standard procedure of usual over-the-air updates.
With early release of Android 7.0 Nougat, it is unclear whether Google will launch new Nexus devices early too. Expect Google to confirm that post Android Nougat release.