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Unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat ROM Available for Nexus 5

Am sorry but Nexus 5 isn’t going to receive an official Android 7.0 Nougat update. Whether that’s because the smartphone has reached its end of life or because Qualcomm won’t release updated drivers for its chipset hardly matters for owners of what is perhaps the most loved Nexus smartphone we can’t why exactly..

We can’t deny that the Nexus line of devices have developed a hardcore following of fans over the years, and it’s also not hard to see why( I mean we all can see it. right?) . For the last few years, the Nexus line of smartphones have only gotten better and better, and with top-tier names like LG, Motorola and Huawei making these devices for Google, it’s always going to be a recipe for success.

Android 7.0 Nougat ROM Available for Nexus 5

For those who are willing to take the plunge and take the necessary steps towards Nougat. An AOSP-based Android 7.0 ROM is now available for the device and it seems that almost everything is working perfectly.

Just as we saw with the Nexus 7 tablet not too long ago, an unofficial build of Android 7.0 Nougat has now been released for the Nexus 5 smartphone. The ROM in question is being hosted over at XDA-Developers and as the video below goes to show, most of the phone seems to be running just fine. It’s based off of the same code that Google themselves push to the Android Open Source Project, often referred to as just the AOSP. So far the camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, phone functions, display and more all work just fine. There’s little in terms of anything flashy here as this is built on the NRD90U build of Android Nougat, and is effectively the first release of the OS.

We can’t completely say that it’s perfect, as even its developer won’t make such guarantees. It seems, however, that most of the reported issues have been ironed out. Installing this version of Android won’t be a walk in the park either, but majority of Nexus 5 owners have probably flashed a third-party ROM at one point or another. If not, now seems like the perfect time to try.

In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, Android 7.0 Nougat also brings with an improved Doze support for more energy saving and, perhaps most talked about, multi-window multi-tasking, even for smartphones. And while the Pixel Launcher is still slated for a 7.1 release, expected next month, the APK is already available to be installed anyway.. Whether the 7.1 update also becomes available for the Nexus 5, unofficially of course, is still up in the air.

To download ROM visit XDA Developer

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