Android 7.0 Nougat is actually the talk of the time, right ahead of the much anticipated Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. The OS came to life a month ago, with the Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P leading the way in terms of the update.
As for the rest of the Android community, the long wait has just begun and it may see some receive the OS somewhere towards the end of next year, just like it is currently happening with Android Marshmallow released in 2015. Many are eagerly waiting for the new Android 7.0 Nougat and the day it will show up on their phones, but some have little knowledge of what the OS brings to the fold.
With Android 7.0 Nougat, you will be promised of an enhanced battery saving Doze mode, which basically improves what is offered on Android Marshmallow. The tweaked Doze mode shoots to life whenever it determines that the phone is not in use, even if you have it in a pocket while moving and in so doing lets the phone save more battery juice to give. This is not possible with Marshmallow, where any motion, even when the phone is in the pocket, turns off the Doze mode.
Another major addition that Android 7.0 Nougat brings to the Android family is the multi-view screen. This is nothing strange to Samsung Galaxy or even iOS 9 users – it has been here before. However, it is new for Android users and it will be a handy addition for tablet lovers as it allows using two apps at the same time. This eliminates the need to flip through apps back and forth.
For those who heavily depend on cellular data, there is a good feature in Android 7.0 Nougat known as Data Saver. As the name suggests, this feature helps save on your mobile data by allowing you to choose the apps that will keep on using data even when the screen goes off. In addition to saving data, this feature also helps conserve battery power.
Last but not least, users of Android 7.0 Nougat will be able to reply directly from notifications without the need of opening the main apps. This is a time-saver and it is just among the many new features you can find in the new Android OS.
As far as compatibility is concerned, it has been determined that devices using Snapdragon 801 and below may not be part of the update. Most OEMs also prefer to push the updates on devices that are less than two years old in the market. So, make sure your phone is eligible before getting your hopes too high.