How to download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat

The android 7.0 download is being pursued by many Android users even when it’s already a couple of months now that it was officially released. It is no longer news that Android is now the leading smartphone platform in the global market.

The Tech news had it a few days ago that Android platform has recorded an increase from 84.1 percent to 87.5 percent in the same period a year ago, while its closest rival Apple’s iOS witnessed a decline to 12.1 percent from 13.6 percent according to Woody Oh of strategy analytics.

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The reason why it’s imperative to answer this among many other questions of ever increasing Android users.

Updated [01/08/2017]: Android 7.1.1 Nougat UPDATE -(REVEALED! The First non-Google smartphone to get the UPDATE)


It is awesome to see the Tokyo-based company dedicated to bringing up this update before others. The Sony Xperia X is the first non-Google Android smartphone to receive the android 7.1.1 launcher (update). 

The Xperia blog reported that the android version (MR1) with build number: 38.3.A.0.41 is only available for those running the Experimental track on Xperia X concept.

The OTA release of about 340 MB features a restart option on the power button menu and a speedier start-up time for the camera. The Japanese company also included a Playstation 4 PSP remote play support to the Xperia X concept but currently with no “Dualshock” support. The android 7.1.1 features the latest (December 1st) Google security patches.

While few users are just having a feel of the latest Android 7.1 on the likes of Google Pixel, Pixel XL among many other interested people for obvious reasons, quite a number of users are anxiously waiting to join the ‘niche’.

I want to also believe that an appreciable number of android users are looking forward to updating the likes of their Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Google Pixel C, and Android one devices. To hit the nail on the head, the newer and “smarter” your cell phone, the sooner you’ll have a feel of the Android N.

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Whichever group you may find yourself, this blog remains committed to ensuring that it serves as your “database” that you can always scout for records- information that you may want to retrieve and updates- to keep you abreast of what’s trending, especially in the smartphone Tech world.

Having said that, I’ll like to emphasize that this post addresses an easy approach to upgrading your compatible phones to the Android Nougat 7.0. In the subsequent posts, you’ll get to know how to update to Android Nougat 7.1.

Here, I will like to cast your mind back to the features of this platform, which include but not limited to- the ability to switch between apps. This feature runs two apps side by side- with a multi-window view.

The doze feature is an improvement that saves battery even better- the low power is enabled when in pulse or pocket, the direct reply to notifications without leaving the current screen, among others.

So, if you have any of these devices, you can follow these easy steps to access the android 7 launcher to upgrade and enjoy the alluring features of this version.

What to do before you install Android 7.0

Before you upgrade your device, it is highly recommended that you backup your device. This is not to say that the process is not trustworthy, but it is probable that the unexpected might occur with the simplest mistake while undergoing the upgrade process.

In this case, the condition might necessitate that you ‘rollback’ to the previous version of Android. By doing the right backup, it’s never a big deal to achieve this. So, always do the needful.

Simply put, enable the backup feature on your device. 

Go to “settings>> Backup & Reset”, Ensure both “Backup my data” and “Automatic restore” boxes are checked. how to backup your android device

However, I’ve got to see some people complained that their latest backup file was not retrieved. I will rather suggest that you do both Automatic and manual backup- on a secondary storage. This concise tutorial will guide you to backup your android device

How to check if the update is for your device

As I mentioned earlier, the likes of Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Google Pixel C and Android one devices would earliest receive the update.

Note that the update will be received in stages and there is no certainty that all these devices will get the update at the same time.

If it’s available for your device, automatically, you should get a notification prompting you to upgrade to the latest version for your device. Swipe down and click on the notification tab, follow the steps to download Android Nougat over the cloud. It is recommended that you connect to a stable Wi-Fi network as download may incur a massive data charge.

Alternatively, you can manually check to determine if your device is eligible, go to “settings”>> “About phone” >> “software update” or “system update” as the case may be. You will see a prompt or message to this effect.

How to Force the Android 7.0 nougat update.

Though Android 7.0 is now finalized, there is a chance that you may not receive the notification update even on your recent Nexus device. This might warrant that you forcefully initiate the update process.

You may consider signing up for the beta program, by so doing, you will get priority for the Android 7.0 download. Visit the Android Beta Program and select “Enrol device” The newer nexus should do you just fine. If you enroll successfully, an update should be waiting on your registered device to be received over-the-Air (OTA).

How to Download Android Nougat 7.0 Nougat.

Good to hear that you have your device ready to receive this update. Great!

Using the android 7.0 launcher, follow the easy prompts to download and install it.

As I mentioned earlier, it is better to connect to a reliable Wi-Fi network due to the file size (about 1.1GB if you are upgrading from marshmallow or 49.5MB if you already have the beta version).

Ensure you have a decent charge on your battery to avoid interruption of the process. Better still, plug your smartphone or tablet to an electric source.

Now, you’ll need to wait for the download and installation to complete. Once it’s completed, you can start feeling the beauty of the Android Nougat.

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