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Anyone here got Android N on their phones/tablet yet ?

i thought Google released it for most of their Google devices for a while now .. but so far no OTA for my phone yet..

I would like Doze 2.0 and multiple window option

being able to listen to music from youtube and using another app at the same time is a plus

what's the point of a 5.7-6in screen phone or all those specs when you can not even multitask?
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I have it on two devices at the moment: LG v20 and my Nexus 6.
Keep in mind that multi-tasking like that has been around on various devices before Android baked it into its core system features. It's a nice feature and it makes things more "fluid" for devices that already had split screen/multi-window support [like the v10/20]. On the Nexus 6, it's a large device and it allows you to utilize the multi-window feature pretty easily.

The reason behind larger devices and multi-window support is mostly for when you're typing. You have to take in consideration that when you're typing something that your on-screen keyboard is going to be displayed and take up the vast majority of your screen (even the smallest SwifttKey takes up at least a quarter of the bottom screen on both of these devices).
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ninjitsuko wrote:

I have it on two devices at the moment: LG v20 and my Nexus 6.
Keep in mind that multi-tasking like that has been around on various devices before Android baked it into its core system features.


wait... you have Nexus 6 ?

i also have a Nexus 6 but i don't see any OTA for my phone yet..

usually they will send me a pop up message that android update is available of sort

nothing so far though.. i got the October security update but that's it

yes.. i heard multi window had been around on other phones for years - like the Samsung Note series

but i avoid those brand name phones since i hate bloatwares and too pricey for my taste

i got my nexus 6 for $200 last year on black Friday.. it's a more affordable than those $600-$900 phones
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Yeah, I was part of the beta for Nougat (Developer's Preview, I should say). It was purchased from T-Mobile but it's mine at this point. Not all N6 owners have received their update for Nougat (official OTA). I did, but likely due to the fact that I was running the Developer's Preview for a while before then (as it isn't my daily driver).
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iirc if you buy directly from Google, you'll receive the update as soon as it is released. if you buy from the carrier, you'll have to wait until they release the update.
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I'm still running Marshmallow on my HTC 10 but I'm supposed to get Nougat sometime in the next couple months. I really look forward to it.
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namealreadytaken wrote:

iirc if you buy directly from Google, you'll receive the update as soon as it is released. if you buy from the carrier, you'll have to wait until they release the update.


That's mostly correct. The thing is, if you bought it from T-Mobile, Google handles the updates in most cases. It wasn't until they started implementing Wifi Calling that Tmobile started doing QA on all N6 devices. Still, I get OTAs directly from Google since I'm part of the beta/developer group - which, I'd imagine, would have all of the same features sans Wifi Calling (or at least, it works but without any support from T-Mobile).
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namealreadytaken wrote:

iirc if you buy directly from Google, you'll receive the update as soon as it is released. if you buy from the carrier, you'll have to wait until they release the update.


i bought the phone from Amazon.. it is an unlocked phone so i do get monthly updates when data or wi-fi is enabled

most google phones (nexus) will be first in line to get the update

but i guess because the Nexus 6 is around 2 year old already.. Android N is probably the last android firmware update for it.. the device will continue to get security patches every month until the end of 2017..

T-mobile used to sell Nexus 6 for a while but then they removed the phone of the support list so you probably will not get android N unless you modded the phone

i got Android 6.0 on the old Samsung Galaxy S III (2012)

there's no fingerprint but it works just fine

the 2 year and 3 year cycle updates is just a way to push peole into buying new phones if they want the most current firmware and security patches instead of hanging to that 4+ year old phone

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The thing I don't like about android is that it takes too long for it to get pushed out I have a mobile phone that was manufactured in January and I doubt I will get it simply because I didn't get a $500 plus phone. I agree that the 2 or 3 year cycle is crap
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the 2 year and 3 year cycle updates is just a way to push peole into buying new phones if they want the most current firmware and security patches instead of hanging to that 4+ year old phone



Yeah, the issue is that all mobile operating systems function in the same way. Rather than planned obsolescence from the manufacturing/engineering side, it's being done on the software/operating system side. This is why Android devices tend to have a longer lifespan than iOS because there are enough tweakers and modders that easily put the "latest and greatest" version of Android onto a dated phone that isn't officially supported on the software level. My Nexus 10 is running on Marshmallow through CyanogenMod; and likely will be upgraded to Nougat. Google no longer makes updates for this device and it still runs the newer versions just as well (if not better) than it did the last official update it got.
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ninjitsuko wrote:


AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

the 2 year and 3 year cycle updates is just a way to push peole into buying new phones if they want the most current firmware and security patches instead of hanging to that 4+ year old phone



Yeah, the issue is that all mobile operating systems function in the same way. Rather than planned obsolescence from the manufacturing/engineering side, it's being done on the software/operating system side. This is why Android devices tend to have a longer lifespan than iOS because there are enough tweakers and modders that easily put the "latest and greatest" version of Android onto a dated phone that isn't officially supported on the software level. My Nexus 10 is running on Marshmallow through CyanogenMod; and likely will be upgraded to Nougat. Google no longer makes updates for this device and it still runs the newer versions just as well (if not better) than it did the last official update it got.


maybe in the next few years people will get tired of this disposable electronics trend

$700-$900 for a phone every year..

interesting.. my GSIII is also using CyanogenMod it worked well but the screen is too small for me.. I think GSIII has a 4.7in screen

a 5.7-6in screen fit better in my hand- plus they are ideal to use as GPS, Manga reader, Video player, etc..

i looked it up and they stated that Nexus 6 will get Android N update in December of 2016-- the delay was due to battery drain with Android N and it will be the last firmware update for the Nexus 6
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I'm not updating until multirom is updated for it.
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why not just let early adopters absorb all the bugs?
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