Google Releases Final Developer Preview Build Of Android 7.0 Nougat

Google has released the fifth and final build of its upcoming Android 7.0 mobile operating system, dubbed Nougat. This is the near-final version of Nougat before the stable build is released in the coming months. Here are the details.

The final API was releases in the previous preview build and this time around Google is giving developers the near-final system updates for supported devices. This will allow developers to get their apps ready for the launch of Android 7.0 which is expected to come shortly.

Here’s a list if what’s new in Nougat developer preview 5, according to the Google Developer Blog:

  • System images for Nexus and other preview devices
  • An emulator that you can use for doing the final testing of your apps to make sure they’re ready
  • The final N APIs (API level 24) and latest system behaviors and UI
  • The latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and in preinstalled apps

Supported devices for the test build include the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and the General Mobile 4G (Android One) device.

If you’re already enrolled in the Android Beta Program, you’ll get the update automatically on your compatible smartphone. There is an option to flash the preview build onto additional devices. Instructions can be found over at the Android Developer Blog.

[Via Android Developer Blog]

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