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Google's ​Android Nougat is finally here for your Nexus phone and tablet

Free over-the-air upgrades for most Google Nexus devices start now.

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Surprise! It's Nougat Monday.

Google's newest version of Android OS 7.0, also known as Nougat, arrives in its first official form today.

Nougat, which many people have been playing with in a public beta since May, adds a number of new features to Android. Multi-window multitasking, extra battery-saving modes, baked-in support for Google's upcoming VR platform called Daydream and a bunch of new emoji are part of the changes. You can find out the details via our in-depth rundown.

There is, as always, a catch: The vast majority of Android users won't get Nougat on their device for weeks, if not months.

It's being pushed to Nexus devices first. The Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get pushed over-the-air updates in "the coming weeks." Any device enrolled in Google's Android Beta program will be automatically upgraded to the final version as well.

Those using more mainstream Android devices from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, HTC and others will have to wait until those manufacturers adapt Nougat for their respective permutations of Android. Expect further delays if you don't have an unlocked phone, as wireless carriers need to sign off for the update, too.

However, non-Nexus fans can look forward to the launch of the LG V20 on September 6, which has already been confirmed to be the first new phone that will ship with Nougat.

Stay tuned for Nougat tips and more later this week.