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Android Nougat set for release this week

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Google will begin the rollout of Nougat, the latest version of its Android operating system, this week.

The tech giant’s Nexus phones are in line to be the first to get the finalised version of the software.

Canadian network Telus accidentally leaked details of Google’s plans, revealing on its website that last year’s LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P will receive Android Nougat from August 22nd.

This tallies with Google’s plans to release the OS update by the end of the summer.

A trial version of Android Nougat has been available since April and was followed weeks later by the unveiling of a beefed-up edition at Google's I/O conference back in May.

Last week, LG G5 owners in Korea were given the chance to try Android Nougat in limited numbers.

This marks the first time the wider Android community is able to download a finished version of the platform.

Android Nougat adds a number of new features, including split-screen app viewing, better battery life, improved notification replies and a new–look home screen.

Owners of Samsung and LG devices are unlikely to see Android Nougat on their phones until late 2016 at the earliest.



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