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Android Nougat begins rolling out to Nexus devices today

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Everyone else has to wait

The next big version of Android begins to arrive today. Google is starting to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat, which adds split-screen multitasking, quick-reply notifications, much better emoji, and an assortment of other small changes throughout. You can read our full review right here.

Hope you have a Nexus

Nougat is a great update for anyone with an Android phone or tablet, but — as always — getting it won't be quite as simple as you'd expect. At first, Nougat will primarily be available to recent Nexus devices: the Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9, and Nexus Player. The Pixel C tablet is also supported. (As is a single phone in Google's not-quite-forgotten Android One program, the General Mobile 4G.)

Those phones and tablets will receive the Nougat update over the coming weeks. The rollout appears to be one of Android's usually convoluted affairs, where different carriers will be setting it live at different times than others. So while some people should begin seeing the update today, it may be next month before others start to see it.


Our first look at Android Nougat features in May