First Android 7.0 Nougat factory images now available

By | 23rd August 2016

Better late than never: Now you can download Nougat factory images for the Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C

A little later than usual, Google has started rolling out the first of the Android 7.0 Nougat factory images for Nexus devices and the Pixel C. In addition to the Google-made tablet, Nexus 9 (WiFi-only) and Nexus Player owners can grab the new version of Android in its entirety and directly update over a USB connection.

DOWNLOAD: Nougat factory images

Factory images make it (relatively) easy to directly update from Marshmallow to Nougat through the command line without waiting for an over-the-air update. (Some folks have also been using the Android Beta Program to sidestep the waiting list over the past 24 hours.) Although this first wave of factory images doesn't include any phones, it's a good indicator that Google should soon have images for the likes of the Nexus 6, 5X and 6P.

We'll continue to update this page as new images land. (Or you can keep furiously refreshing Google's factory images page directly.)

MORE: How to get Android 7.0 Nougat on your Nexus right now!