Google has made Android Nougat v7.0 officially available for masses to download and install on their respective Nexus devices. The OTA update is getting rolled out in phases and users are free to download factory image files and flash them. While Nougat is bringing a lot of new features, there are a few certain features like Google Assistant and Nexus Launcher which were rumored before but are nowhere to be seen in the public build. So, where are they? It looks like these features are put on hold by Google and will be making their way with Android Nougat MR1 build (maintenance release 1).
This bit of information is coming from a recognized XDA developer Nate Benis who shared the details via a Google+ post. The MR1 build is expected to land sometime around late September or October. There are also rumors of Google’s plans to release the build alongside the launch of 2016 Nexus smartphones.
Other than the recently leaked new Nexus Launcher and Google Assistant app, the build is also expected to bring much-rumored new colorful navigation keys. As for the launch of this year’s Nexus phones, Benis is predicting it to happen at the same as the year which means around the last week of September.
While these features are rumored for new Nexuses, there is no confirmation whether they will be making their way to any of the old Nexuses like the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6.