It looks like the day is finally here: the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat, is now rolling out to Nexus devices around the world, including Canada.
Nougat adds split-screen multitasking, system-wide quick-reply notifications, improved emojis and a variety of other minor visual tweaks, moving the operating system more in line with Google’s Material Design philosophy.
Most notably, the update will likely have an impact on users of larger Android phones or a tablet that utilizes Google’s operating system. On the tablet side of the spectrum, iOS has always been significantly ahead of Android in terms of operating system functionality, particularly when it comes to multitasking.
As expected, only those with Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9, Nexus Player (which has been discontinued) and Pixel C tablet, will be able to download Nougat at launch. In typical fashion, Nougat will slowly make its way to other devices via manufacturer and carrier channels.
It’s unclear what the specific release date will be for each device, but it’s expected Nougat will land on the above platforms in the coming weeks. We’ll be sure to update this post to let you know when Android 7.0 hits Google’s line of various Nexus devices in Canada.
Have you been able to download Nougat yet in Canada? Let us know in the comments section.
Update 08/22/16 3:13pm: A number of readers are reporting that Android 7.0 has rolled out to Rogers, Bell and Videotron Nexus 6P owners. Android preview memembers, regardless of carrier, can also instantly get access to Nougat.