Google has reportedly started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Android One devices. Under Android One program, Google teamed up with many Indian handset makers to bring out affordable smartphones with pure Android OS. So if you want to taste the latest OS, Android One devices might be your cost-effective solution.
Last week, LG V20 was also launched becoming the first device to run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Also, recently Google also uploaded Nougat’s factory images for all the compatible Nexus devices. It’s really good to see Google not ignoring the Android One device line up and following the similar pattern of releasing updates for all of its devices.
It will be interesting to see what devices in the Android One line up will receive the update after recent rumours stating that the smartphones running on Snapdragon 800 and 801 won’t receive the update due to absence of some graphic drivers by Qualcomm in these chipsets.
Android 7.0 Nougat comes with all the necessary missing features from Android Marshmallow. To start with, the new Android 7.0 comes with the famous split screen multi-tasking mode. Other than that, the Notifications have seen quite a revamp as different notifications are now fully detailed and users can even reply to emails and messages right from the notification slider. Quick Toggles are now just a swipe away from the top with the second swipe down bringing all the toggles.
There’s finally a ‘Clear All’ button in the recent apps. Also ‘double tap’ to the recent apps button now allows users to instantly switch between the two most recent apps. Settings menu has also seen a visual modification with more details under each section. Also navigating between different settings options is now easier with the easy swipe from left which reveals different settings headings. Battery life has also been said to be optimized. Apart from these, Google has also introduced some new emojis in the Google Keyboard.
The update is measured around 747 MB for this line up and users of either of the Android one devices can try their luck by going to Settings > About > System Updates.
Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno and Lava Pixel V1 are the four Android One devices which are available in India.