Google has started rolling out the latest version of its Operating System to Nexus devices. The latest Android 7.0 Nougat reflects inputs from thousands of fans and developers all over the world. There are over 250 major features in Android Nougat.
Over the next few weeks., it will be available on Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One).
More personal: Providing more ways to customize your phone to fit your personality is kind of a big deal, and Android has been leading the way since day one. With Android Nougat, Android users will have more ways to personalise their smartphones including:
- Expanded emoji: There are 72 new emojis apart from 1,500 different emoji built into Android, so go ahead and express yourself.
- Quick Settings controls: Quick Settings gives you easy access to things like bluetooth, WiFi and the all-important flashlight.
- Multi-locale support: Apps can tailor their content based on local settings. For instance if someone speaks multiple languages, then search engines can show results in each of those languages.
- Multi-window: Run two apps side-by-side. The windows are resizable, too.
- Direct Reply: Reply directly to notifications without having to open any app.
- Quick Switch: Switch between your two most recently used apps with the Overview button.
- Seamless updates: New Android devices with Nougat can install software updates in the background which means you would not have to wait while your device installs the update and optimizes all your apps for the new version.
- File-based encryption: Android Nougat can better protect files for individual users on your device.
- Direct Boot: Direct Boot helps your device startup faster, and apps run securely even before you unlock your device when your device reboots.
More immersive: Android 7.0 Nougat is designed with immersive experiences in mindmdash; including support for VulkanTM (an advanced 3D rendering API) and Daydream (Google platform for mobile virtual reality).
- VulkanTM: Games will now leap to life thanks to high-speed, next-generation graphics mdash.
- Daydream: Android 7.0 Nougat is ready to transport users to virtual worlds with Daydream-ready phones, headsets and controllers mdash; all coming later this year.
So, go explore the new world of Google Android 7.0 Nougat.