It has already been confirmed that the next major update to the Android Platform is named Android Nougat. However, the exact date of its release is a subject of much speculation.
Google has already announced that a major update is in the offing, and it will be released this year. The search giant also said that there could be five developer previews also known as the beta version. It is only after that; users will get the focused and full version. The current Android N beta is the fourth developer version, and this has led to speculation that the final edition is just around the corner. It could release as early as next month.
Experts contend that Android 7.0 Nougat could be released in August. However, industry followers say that user version of the firmware could happen sometime in September. Whenever the Android Nougat comes, it will reach first to the Google flagship Nexus lineup.
Some device manufacturers have already expressed their willingness to adapt to the latest OS platform. Flagship devices HTC 10, One M9 and One A9 devices from HTC will upgrade to Nougat as soon as the final adaptation is released. Other device manufacturers are going to follow suit.
Nougat is the next phone and tablet OS and is being thoroughly refined, and the process is almost complete. Users can download the Preview version of the OS and check out features which could not be included in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow version which was released in last November.
Rumors talk about the next iteration of Nexus phones from HTC, Sailfish and Marlin will feature the next edition of Android OS software. However looking at past precedents, Samsung and LG phones running on the Android platform will get their updates sometime in December or well into New Year 2017.