Android 7.0 Nougat Update – 4 Features You Won’t Find on Android Marshmallow 6.0

Android Nougat vs Marshmallow

With Google’s Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, LG V20 among the only devices that are that are currently using Android 7.0 Nougat, it is obvious that the new OS still has a long way to go.

Android Marshmallow has a year on its name and it has just about 20% of the total Android market share. With Android 7.0 Nougat still months old, there is still time to think about if making the switch from Marshmallow is worth it or not. Of course, many of those using non-Nexus devices will have to wait for months or even a year before the Nougat update hits their devices.

If you are yet to decide whether Android 7.0 Nougat is the next big software you are after, here are 4 major features that you will be getting by switching from Android Marshmallow.

Improved battery life

One thing that smartphones are failing on is the battery life. It is not easy to find a device that will take you through an entire day with maximum usage. Google tried to solve this problem with the introduction of Doze mode in Android Marshmallow, but the initial release had its shortcomings. With the new Android 7.0 Nougat, the search engine giant has taken the feature a notch higher.

As long as your phone is unattended to, this feature will cap battery usage to the lowest point possible. Furthermore, the OS comes with a mechanism that forces all apps, including those running in the background, to be less battery intensive.

Enhanced notification system

Notifications are one of the best things that ever happened in the communications world. They alert you about every happening, be it important messages, breaking news, new emails and so on. Now, with the new Android 7.0 Nougat, Google is giving you more control over these notifications, allowing you to decide how you will be contacted via the notification. By long-pressing the notification, you will have options to choose whether you want future messages to be displayed silently or even block the notifications altogether. It is also possible to reply to messages right from the notification itself.


Samsung Galaxy users will not see multitasking as something new, but those on HTC, Sony and a bunch of other Android devices will enjoy this feature. Android 7.0 Nougat allows you to split the screen so as to allow multiple apps to run side by side. Just hold the task-switching button and you will the screen split into two. If you are using one of those 5.5+-inch handsets, you will really love this feature.

Android 7.0 Nougat vs Marshmallow

Better data control

Android apps can be data hogs and if you have a limited data plan, you will be cursing each and every passing day. While you might be having many apps installed on your phone, you can’t use them simultaneously. However, whenever data is turned on, all installed apps will have access to the internet.

In past versions of Android, you only had two options – either let all apps consume your small data pack or deny all of them entirely. With the new Android 7.0 Nougat, you can throttle individual apps’ data access, be it permanently or temporarily. Just hit the switch next to the app.

So, with these amazing set of features, will you still be hanging on to Android Marshmallow or will you make the switch to Android 7.0 Nougat? Please share your views in the comments.

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