As was expected earlier, Android 7.0 Nougat has been released. Google has now officially announced the latest Android build for Nexus 6, 9, 6P, 5X and Pixel C. However, if you are an owner of devices like Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013 variant, then the update won’t be available to you.
“Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version. And there are many tasty devices coming from our partners running Android Nougat, including the upcoming LG V20 which will be the first new smartphone that ships with Android Nougat, right out of the box,” Google revealed in its official blog.
As we all know, Android update roll out happens in batches so it might take some time for your device to get the update. But, eventually it will reach to you.
Also other manufacturers like HTC already confirmed bunch of its devices which will receive Android Nougat update. These are, HTC 10, HTC One M9, and HTC One A9. The Taiwanese company is also manufacturing this year’s Nexus duo and is expected to bring similar ergonomics as HTC 10 in the premium variant.
Samsung also released a statement saying that Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and Galaxy Note 5 could get Android 7.0 Nougat update soon. Moreover, the South Korean giant is also reportedly working on a 6GB variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which will run on Andorid 7.0.
Android Nougat Features
As per Google, there are over 250 major features in Android Nougat. Among new features include over 1,500 different emoji including 72 new ones. The new Android version will allow users to tweak Quick Settings – you can actually control what tiles go where.
Apps can tailor their content based on your locale settings. So if you speak multiple languages, for instance, then search engines can show results in each of those languages.
Android Nougat helps you multitask with ease with new features like Multi-window, Direct reply, and Quick switch. To enhance battery life, the Doze feature has been bolstered further in Android Nougat.
Android Nougat brings support for VulkanTM (an advanced 3D rendering API) and Daydream (Google’s platform for mobile virtual reality).
Android devices with Nougat can install software updates in the background which means you won’t have to wait while your device installs the update and optimizes all your apps for the new version. And for current Nexus users, software updates now install much faster, so you won’t have to wait for minutes while your device reboots.
Android Nougat also brings Direct Boot for faster startup and file based encryption for more security.
(With Inputs from Nirupam Manik)