Google has released its new update of its O/S - "Android 7.0 Nougat".
The noteworthy features that will be seen in Nougat are :
1) 72 new emojis
2) Split-screen mode - to view two apps at once, or to select a new app without closing one you’re currently viewing.
3) Vulkan3D graphics API
4) 'Daydream' a new virtual reality platform (all smartphones may not have the hardware to support it)
5) 'Doze on the go' - saves energy even when your phone is in your bag or pocket)
6) 'Data Saver' - which restricts the use of cellular data by background apps.
7) Support for file-based encryption as well as full-disk encryption.
8) Support for multiple locale languages on one device.
There are also a series of updates that should improve performance and extend battery life.
The 'Quick Settings panel' has been drastically changed allowing the user to rearrange and customize Quick Settings as per their liking. the user has the option to view just a few icons at the top of the screen for easy access before swiping down.
'Notifications Now' supports “direct reply,” which means the user can respond without opening an app. Also, the user can change the text and font size.
The first phone to ship with Android 7.0 pre-installed will be the LG V20 which would be launched on September 6.
Android 7.0 update should begin rolling out soon for the Google Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X smartphones, the Google Pixel C tablet, and the Nexus Player Android TV box. The General Mobile 4G which is an Android One phone and any devices enrolled in the Android Beta program will be getting an update.
The Android 7.0 Nougat updates will not be available for the 2013 Google Nexus 5 smartphone or the Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet or any earlier devices.