Android Nougat 7.0 has officially come out of beta, and the public rollout has begun with the Nexus devices.
Google even confirmed that the full roll-out would take a few weeks. One of the biggest problems with this new OS is the adoption rate. Even now, Marshmallow is only running on 12% of Android devices in the world which is very low for an OS which is from 2015.
But, with Nougat, Google promises seamless updates and manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG, and Sony have all released a list of smartphones and tablets which are going to be getting this update. The LG V20 is going to be the first phone to launch with Android Nougat.
Let’s take a look at a few of its features:
This bar gets a minimalist feel with a clean UI. Users will now be able to respond to notifications directly from an alert. They won’t even have to unlock their phone or switch apps.
This feature lets users run apps simultaneously in multiple windows. You can choose to run the tasks in PIP mode or in split screen. You can even decide how much space to give each app.
Doze on the go
With Android M, there was a new doze mode which defers network and CPU activity for all apps running in the background while your phone is stationary. Now, even if you are moving around and not using your phone, your phone will go into this mode. This is going to help improve battery life.
There are three new options in the grid for the camera app, the golden ratio overlay, 4×4 grid, and a regular square. Users will not have to crop pictures before editing on any app which accepts the square size.
This new built in feature is going to let users restrict data usage by certain apps. This is going to be helpful for people on limited data packs. It will also help them keep a tab on applications which consume a lot of data.
Google will also be focusing quite a bit on mobile VR. DayDream is a part of this. Google will be releasing a number of DayDream ready headsets along with OEM’s, and all Nougat phones will be able to run with this platform.
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