Google says it has started rolling out its latest mobile operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat, on Nexus devices.
[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]According to Google, ”from now and over the next few weeks, the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get an over the air software update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Also, any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version.”[/quote]According to the technology company, the latest version of Android brings many changes and improvements to the Android operating system including 1,500 different emojis and 72 new ones.
”The new OS comes with quick settings controls that allows users have quick access to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, flashlight with the ability to customize control tiles. The redesigned Quick-Settings control comes with a new ‘Direct reply’ feature where you can directly reply to notifications without the need to open the app”, Google says.
Other features that make the Android 7.0 Nougat more personal include:
Expanded emoji: There are now over 1,500 different emoji built into Android, including 72 new ones.
Quick Settings controls: Quick Settings gives you easy access to features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and the all-important flashlight. With Android Nougat, you can actually control what tiles go where, and move them around to fit your needs.
Multi-locale support: 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.
Google says Android 7.0 Nougat also comes with more productive features allowing its users multitask with ease, whether you are responding to work emails or making plans with friends.
These features include: Multi-window: Run two apps side-by-side. The windows are resizable too by simply dragging the divider,
Direct Reply: Reply directly to notifications without having to open any app.
Quick Switch: Switch between your two most recently used apps by simply double tapping the Overview button.
According to Google, ” we have also made battery smarter with Android Nougat by making the Doze feature “dozier”meaning that your device can now drop into lower power usage when it’s getting jostled around in your pocket or bag while on the move.”
For more security, Google say it added new features like Seamless updates, File-based encryption and Direct Boot to the Android N.
- Seamless updates: New 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.
- File-based encryption: Android Nougat can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.
- Direct Boot: Direct Boot helps your device start up faster, and apps run securely even before you unlock your device when your device reboots.
According to Google, ”from now and over the next few weeks, the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get an over the air software update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Also, any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version.”