Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to eligible devices via an over-the-air update as we speak. Nexus and Android One phones and tablets, namely the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the General Mobile Android 4G, Google’s first Android One device for Europe, are getting the first bite off Nougat.
To find out if the newest flavor of Android is available on your phone and/or tablet, simply head to Settings > About Phone > System Update, and then tap the “Check for update” button.
Don’t be alarmed if the download notification doesn’t pop up on your device’s screen; unlike iOS updates, new Android versions can take weeks, even months, to arrive. Nougat doesn’t appear to be rolling out far and wide just yet. A bummer, we know.
There is, however, a way to put your device on a faster track to upgrading than others, which, in a way, forces the update to download. Sure, it’ll take a few downloads, but the outcome will be the same — you’ll be on the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat sooner than intended.
All you need to do is opt into Google’s Android Beta Program and enroll your device. You can sign up for the test program here.
The link will direct you to a sign-in page. Do so and tap “Enroll device” under the list of eligible devices. Wait for a couple of minutes, then repeat the steps at the beginning of this post to check if the update shows up on your phone or tablet. Download and install every update that comes your way and you’ll eventually end up with the final build of Nougat. Don’t worry about the updates wiping your data because they won’t.
The latest version of Android brings several cool features, including a better battery-saving mode and notification shade and the ability to run two apps simultaneously.
We’ve gone through the process of upgrading to Android 7.0 Nougat and screencapped the important parts for you. You can find the screenshots below.