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LG V20 is the first phone to ship with Android 7.0

Google Android 7.0 Nougat is launching today, and there’s a little surprise on the Android website: confirmation that the new LG V20 smartphone will be the first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 pre-installed (although Android 7.0 updates should begin rolling out for recent Nexus phones and other devices any minute now). The LG V20 won’t officially launch […]

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Signs point to Android 7.0 launching August 22nd

Google Android 7.0 Nougat is coming… and it may be coming as soon as Monday. Google has been offering developer preview versions of Android N since March, unveiled the name of the OS in June, and let us know that the operating system would officially launch this summer. Now multiple sources are indicating that launch day […]

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Android 7.0 devices won’t start if boot image contains malware or corrupt data

Google is tightening security in Android 7.0. The next version of Android launches this summer, and when it does Google will require that devices that ship with Android 7.0 pre-installed use strict enforcement of the company’s verified boot software. In a nutshell, that means if your device has malware or corrupt data in the boot […]

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Google’s Android engineering team answers questions ahead of Android 7.0 launch

The next major version of Android is coming this summer, and Google has just released the 5th and final developer preview of Android 7.0 Nougat. The latest preview includes some bug fixes and a handful of new features, including an Easter Egg that’s a pretty in-depth cat collecting game, and the ability to see which […]

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Final Android 7.0 Nougat developer preview now available

Google has released the 5th and final developer preview of Android 7.0 Nougat. The next release will be the official one and it should be available later this summer. The update is available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and General Mobile 4G Android One smartphone as well as the Nexus 9 and […]