Android N, Nougat, Rolling Out on 5th August – Optimizing Nexus Devices to Begin With

Android Nougat

The 7.0 version of Android, Android N or Android Nougat OS will be rolled out to Nexus devices and other eligible ones in August.

No Nougat for Nexus 5

Leaks from credible leakster, Evan Blass, say that the 7.0 version of Android will be available for Nexus devices from the 5th of August. The tweet announced the news saying that Android 7.0 will be releasing the 8/5 security patch and for Nexus 5 owners, there will not be any Nougat. The update will come with the next security patch. Owners of Nexus 5 will be disappointed and the rumors are based on the fact that the developer previews of the new software version, Android N, don’t have support for the Nexus 5 produced by LG. As of now the devices that will receive the new software version are the Nexus 5X and 6P.

Manual Exposure Control for Camera

The update is coming sooner than expected, as it is usually during October or November of the year. A new feature is the manual exposure being brought back to the camera of stock Android. Android Police notes that the feature for exposure control can be seen when users tap on the screen for focusing the camera. The feature was not seen in the previous preview builds in Android N, but it is being brought back. A slide present on the right will allow the user to make manual adjustments to the exposure. For instance, the user can increase or decrease the light by sliding up and down respectively.

Android N

Other Interesting Features

Controlling the exposure is no longer a big deal, with many camera applications from third parties offering the same. However, there are many other interesting features coming up with Android N. Users can adjust and customize the volume button for a specific action. Users can also designate an action to be taken for the volume up and the volume down button with respect to camera actions.


It will be possible to send a reply directly from the notifications. You can also see additional application information. Direct reply from the notification interface makes it easier to send a reply to a text message or update a task list. The action is in the form of an extra button within the notification. Bundled Notifications bring notifications belonging to one application together in a bundle. They can be expanded with the expansion button and also with a two finger gesture.

Minimizing RAM

The Project Svelte is able to reduce the RAM usage by the system and applications in Android phones and devices. Android N focuses on optimizing the running of apps in background.

Screen Splitting

Android N offers improved multi tasking with the split screen feature. You can view two different applications at the same time, with video applications supporting the mode of picture within picture. The apps can be side by side or one below the other. You can also drag the line in between to make one bigger and the other smaller.

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