Google has kept it a pretty tight secret as to when its next version of its mobile platform, Android 7.0 Nougat, will land on devices out in the wild.
Android 7.0 Nougat
Not to be left behind in giving some of its lucky customers a taste of Android Nougat, LG has also announced a preview program for LG G5 owners. The preview program from the company will provide 2,000 lucky G5 owners in South Korea a chance to beta test the upcoming Nougat update for the handset.
Just a few days after it announced that the LG V20 will be the first device to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat, LG has sent out press invites for the launch event of the handset in San Francisco. The event will take place on 6th September, with a separate event being held in Seoul, Korea on September 7th.
The fingerprint scanner on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have always felt a bit underutilised. Besides being used for unlocking the phone and verifying purchases on the Google Play Store, the fingerprint scanner could not be used for any other purpose in the OS.
Google had earlier officially confirmed that it plans on releasing the final release of Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus devices, OEMs and push it to AOSP sometime in Q3. With the final Developer Preview build of the OS dropping last month, @evleaks now says that the final consumer build of Nougat will be released next month i.e. August.
With Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google started warning users that the system integrity of their device is compromised if the system partitions of the device were touched in any way. With Android 7.0 Nougat, Google says that a device whose system integrity is compromised will stop booting completely.