According to carriers, the iPhone 7 will be available for purchase on September 23, so this is the date when iOS 10 will be officially released. On the other hand, Google has been releasing developer previews of its upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat since March, but the company hasn’t specified when the operating system will finally arrive. But, it seems that Canadian carrier Telus has broken the rules and leaked its release date, which is August 22nd.
The discovery was made by 9to5Google, after attaining a Software Update Schedule from the Telus Forums. According to the listing, this is the exact date when the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are supposed to receive the update. Google hasn’t confirmed the information, but it’s known that the Software Update Schedule has an accurate track record, and it was right about the August security update for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. But the listing admits that “all dates are approximate and subject to change,” which means that users should not rely on rumors and expect a different release date.
On the other hand, in July, Google has released the Android 7.0 Developer Preview, saying that the OS is ready for consumers and the company has encouraged users who own one of the Nexus devices approved for the Android beta program to install the update. Huawei and LG are also running similar programs and they’re allowing Huawei P9 and LG G5 users to try out Android 7.0 for a limited time.
This year, Google will release two new Nexus phones: Sailfish with a 5-inch screen and Marlin with a 5.5-inch screen. They are reportedly built by HTC and according to the leaked images, both of them will have metal uni-bodies and large bezels. They will come pre-installed with Nougat and in short time, this update will start rolling out to devices released by Google’s OEMs. It is believed that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phablet will receive the new software 2-3 months later.