Download Android 7 Nougat update

Android 7 Nougat update

The Android 7 Nougat update is out now and is available for many devices means you can update to it without jumping through too many hoops.

You will find Android 7 is ready and waiting for your device for many mobiles. Few devices like Pixel XL Nexus 5X, Google Pixel, Nexus 6P and some other Android One devices can now download the early Android O software similarly.

Download Android O beta right now

Have a look on our Android Nougat release date article for the latest information about when you are likely to get the update if your tablet or mobile isn’t among the devices ready for Android 7. The newer and more high-profile your device is the sooner you are likely to get a taste of Nougat.

Google’s new smartphones are the Google Pixel XL and Google Pixel which is launched with Android 7.0 Nougat. This is also available for the LG G5, Moto Z and Moto Z Force and the budget-friendly Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus devices. Sony’s Xperia X and Xperia X Compact mobiles have also got Android 7.0 Nougat and a new version. Android 7.1.1 has been released with some bug fixes and updates.

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Android Nougat is worth getting as it adds a load of new features such as multi-window mode which lets you run two apps side-by-side. The ability to directly reply to notifications without leaving the screen you are on and a new quick settings menu.

This is all about the improvements of existing Android features such as improved battery efficiency with general performance and Doze Mode improvements. These are just some of the highlights. Here’s how to download Android Nougat. If you are waiting for Android 6.0, here’s how to download Android 6.0 Marshmallow right now.

What to do before you download and install Android 7.0 Nougat

Firstly, you might want to consider backing up your device. This is the finished stable release of Android Nougat. On concord, there’s always a chance things can go wrong during the upgrade process and having a backup enables you to revert to your previous version of Android easily and quickly.


Ensure that your device’s built-in backup feature is enabled. To do this go to ‘Settings’> ‘Backup & reset’ and confirm both ‘Backup my data’ and ‘Automatic restore’ are checked.

You can also back up your pictures by plugging your Android device into a PC via USB. Then view the mobile in Windows or Mac OS X, browse to the DCIM folder and copy the folder or its contents over. Check out our comprehensive guide to backing up your Android device by confirming everything is backed up.

Checking for the update

You will need to confirm your mobile or tablet once you are ready to go. The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Google Pixel C and Android One devices will be the first things to get Android Nougat. On concord not all of them will be updated on day one.

The update is set to occur in stages over the coming weeks and some carriers receives the update later than others. Google hasn’t been more specific than that. So far now if you have one of the devices above you will just need to keep an eye out.


Obviously, when the update is available for your device, as Nougat will be pushed to devices as an over the air software update. So you should get a notification when it’s available.

Nevertheless, you can also manually check for the update by heading to the ‘Settings’ screen. Then scroll to the bottom by hitting ‘About phone’ and selecting ‘Software updates’ or ‘System updates’.

How to force the Android 7.0 Nougat update

You may not see the Android 7.0 Nougat update even if you have a recent Nexus device. Moreover, you can force the update by signing up to the Android Beta program.

Although, by signing up to the Beta program you’ll get priority for the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade, Android 7.0 Nougat is now finalised allowing you to download it.

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Select “Enrol device” to sign up and go to the Android Beta website. You’ll need to have a newer Google Nexus. You should see an update waiting for you on your device once if enrolled.

Downloading Android Nougat

So you have either had a notification or manually checked and found that Android Nougat is available for your device? Now you just need to install by downloading it. Simply follow the onscreen prompts to do this. On concord, first check that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network as the update could wreck havoc with your data allowance. You have a decent amount of battery left.

In fact, it would be wise to plug your mobile or tablet in while it’s updating as you don’t want it to die part way through. You should also choose time when you don’t need urgent access to your device. As you may be unable to use it for a while.

Simply you need to play the waiting game and before long now, your device will be running a new and tasty version of Android.

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