Staying true to their word, Google has been rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the older Nexus 9 tablet from HTC since a week ago. It has also been pushing out OS updates for Nexus 6. However, the update from Marshmallow to the latest software version is available only for the LTE and Wi-Fi models of both tabs.
Early in September, owners of Nexus 9 LTE tablets who enrolled in the Android N Beta Program started receiving the 7.0 Nougat update. Nexus 9 devices that are now currently receiving the OTA software upgrade seem to be getting the same one received by the beta testers. The build is NRD90R.
The update also brings a security patch for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tabs. The former got the October 05 patch, while the latter got the September 06 patch.
Nexus 9 users who are receiving the OTA OS update will be able to enjoy smoother and easier multitasking on their phones or tablets. This is because the latest Nougat software version allows you to switch from one application to another by simply double tapping the overview button, use split-screen mode so you can view two windows side-by-side in landscape or portrait mode, and take action on a notification right there in the notification box so you don’t have to open the app. You can even easily switch languages by setting a primary and secondary language. You will also get a redesigned Settings menu and notifications area. Overall, the 7.0 version of Nougat OS is something to be excited about because it promises to improve the functionality and performance of your Android device.
Since Google released its Pixel and Pixel XL devices with pre-installed 7.0 Nougat OS, Nexus users were fearful that they would now be forgotten. Thankfully, Google has not forgotten the handsets that have been the soul of Android. However, this might not be true for Nexus 7 tablet owners, since the device has not been included in the list of phones and tablets that are expected to receive the Nougat 7.0 upgrade. As for other brands, here is an overview of which devices are included in the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
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