Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Google Nexus 6 confirmed OS compatible; Nexus 5 not on the list

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The new Android 7.0 Nougat update has been penetrating android devices for a while now and recently making it available for Google Nexus devices. Unfortunately, a couple of Nexus devices reportedly had issues with the new update or not on the list at all.

Many Nexus users, particularly Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 are looking forward to the new Android 7.0 Nougat update but only Nexus 6 gets to be updated.

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Reports confirmed that Nexus 5 is among the android devices which are not compatible for an Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade. The device was a result of a collaboration between Google and LG and was released on Nov. 2013.

The three-year old model gained a lot of praises from its users due to its unique design and a budget-friendly price. Although performance-wise is great for Nexus 5, it has not been included in Google’s update list.

However, the good news is, Nexus 5 users can still get the update by downloading a custom ROM for the device.

According to Morning News USA, those who still wish to get the update should have to back up their data prior to downloading and installing a custom ROM but the risk of this move is that by using a custom ROM, it may nullify or forfeit the device’s warranty.

Also, aside from Nexus 5, Nexus 7 tablet will not be updated to Android 7.0.

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Nexus 6 devices, on the other hand, have been receiving the update that started on Oct. 4. This is after Google made an announcement on August that Nexus 6, together with Nexus 9, will both benefit from Android 7.0 Nougat very soon.

Neurogadget reported that the build number for Nexus 6 Nougat update is NBD90Z with a size capacity of 860MB.

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