Googles’ Android 7.0 Nougat OS is now the most wanted mobile operating system in the Android family. With the OS only available on a handful of Google devices, many who own Samsung, Motorola, LG, OnePlus, Sony, Lenovo and Xiaomi smartphones are dying to know when this OS will be coming on their devices.
But before you even think of ditching your Android Marshmallow in favor of the new Android 7.0 Nougat dessert, here are 5 best features that you can expect to meet on the latest Android version.
The latest Android 7.0 Nougat has gone the Apple way, coming in with a new multi-screen feature that allows users to use more than one app on the phone, side by side. With the growing size of display panels on phones, this is a good addition by Google. The story is even better when talking about Android tablets.
Mobile data usage
Even though smartphones are the best thing to have ever happened to the telecommunications world, their effectiveness depends on your ability to access the internet. Mobile usage has grown manifold in developing countries – countries where it can be hectic to come across suitable data plans that are also affordable. Instead, data charges can be quite pricey, which means smartphone users have to constantly monitor their data usage.
Now, with Android 7.0 Nougat, this has become a lot easier, especially when handling apps that run in the background. The data saving feature will restrict these background apps from consuming your mobile data, which should be a welcome addition for smartphone users.
Low power consumption and improved performance
Android Marshmallow introduced Doze mode, a feature which helps send the phone into a sleep mode when not in use, thus helping save battery life. Android 7.0 Nougat takes this feature to the next level, ensuring that it stays alert as long as the phone is not in one’s hand. When the screen turns off, all background apps and processes will be stopped, but this will not affect the performance of your phone.
Speaking of performance, the new Android 7.0 Nougat has enhanced memory management features and furthermore, it stops unnecessary processes from running in the background. This promises to deliver better performance levels than Android Marshmallow.
The new Android 7.0 Nougat brings better security features when compared to Android Marshmallow. The boot process and encryption are now much better than before. Where users who had protected their phones were forced to input a PIN, password or pattern so as to permit the boot process to complete, there is a new Direct Boot feature in the new OS that allows main features such as phone app or even the alarm clock to be accessible without the need of entering the PIN or password.
Android 7.0 Nougat picks up the notifications system from where Marshmallow left, doing away with the Now-like cards and instead, users can now get more information with little space wasted. You also get bundled notifications alongside Quick Reply and quick actions, which make the experience with the notification shed awesome.
What else do you think is worthy enough to make you upgrade from Android Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat?