Android N release date news for Samsung devices: Early 2017 launch expected if not end of 2016

(Twitter/Android)Android Nougat

Android has officially announced Android 7.0 Nougat as the final name of its latest OS update. The official name was unveiled through its Twitter and Youtube accounts on June 30. Android users are now excited to know how soon this update will become available for their devices.

After Android Alpha and Android Beta, the company began using names related to sweet treats for its Android OS updates, which are in alphabetical order too. Its past OS updates are Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, and Marshmallow.

Before "Nougat" announced Google even asked the people to suggest possible names. As previously reported, many thought that Android will use "Nutella" as the SVP, Hiroshi Lockheimer, has been mentioning "Nutella" in his past posts. However, it was may be simply a diversion as the name chosen was Nougat.

Now that the name has been unwrapped, Android users are now anxious to know how soon they can enjoy this newest OS update. At I/O 2016, Google announced that the final Android Nougat would be ready later in the summer.

As known to many, Nexus is usually the first to get the newest OS update from Android, then followed by the other Android devices. According to Know Your Mobile, the Android N developer preview 5 will be done this month, so it is most likely that Nexus will get its Android Nougat update by August or September.

If the September release will push through for Nexus, the site predicts the Android Nougat will be available for Samsung Galaxy S7 users in the first quarter of 2017. This assumption was based on the previous launch date of the Android Marshmallow where it took Samsung five months to receive the update after Android Marshmallow was officially launched.

In another report, TechAdvisor believes other Android smartphones can get the Android Nougat update by the end of the year or early 2017.