Android Nougat Release Date & Other Rumors: The latest version of Android (7.0) which was only known as the Android N now finally got its official name i.e. Android Nougat. Google announced a number of features of the latest release from Android. And HTC is the first manufacturer to announce a list of the smartphones that will be receiving the latest Android Nougat update. These include HTC 10, HTC One M9 and HTC One A9.
Android Nougat Release Date & Other Rumors
So, here are the top 10 Android Nougat features that are worth checking out.
1. Multitasking support:
Android devices by the manufacturers like LG and Samsung have supported multiple apps in the same window for a long time. Now, Google finally with Nougat making it a native OS Android. Android Nougat will allow the users to open two apps in the split-screen mode on not just in the Nexus devices but will also for the other devices that are eligible for update. The OS will change and intuitively gauge the display of the various apps and the users can recreate it too, with the new dimensions. For example, users can watch a video on YouTube or post tweets at the same time.
2. More Quick Settings options:
When you will slide down the notifications pane Android N will support more Quick Settings. In a single Quick Settings screen you can have up to nine toggles and more access by swiping to the right.
3. Improved Google Keyboard:
In Android N Google keyboard is also getting some new features. The search giant is bringing new themes for the keyboard, that the users can further customize by adding or removing the borders between the keys or by adding colours too. New Android N will also include new emoji characters that are Unicode 9 certified.
4. Revamped notifications:
This will probably going to be one of the biggest updates that are coming in Android N. The new mobile OS will bring an enhanced notification panel from where the users can directly reply to the chats and can expand them in the more ways than what is currently possible in the Android Marshmallow. This will allow the access to more options and fast toggles without swiping down the notification shade twice
5. Better battery life:
Doze, a feature that was introduced with the Android Marshmallow is now getting a few improvements of its own with the Android 7.0. In Android N, Doze will work not only when your smartphone is not in use, but also when the screen is turned off and this is expected to improve the battery life of the devices that are running on the latest version of the Google’s mobile OS.
6. All new recent-apps:
In terms of function at the bottom of the screen the recent apps button of the screen has remained largely one-dimensional. However, now that is changing with the Android Nougat. The latest Android release by double tapping the recent apps button will let you open the last used apps. Also, while double-tapping the button when an app is already open will take you to the app that you had opened just before. By hitting the recent key successively you can shift through the apps. When you will stop tapping the key, the selected app will open in the full-screen.
7. Better native file manager:
With the Marshmallow Android got a native file manager. However, it is quite basic and it will does not let you do much other than exploring folders or copying files. With the new N, the native file manager is getting the new features. Among these are searchability by files types and folders, hamburger menus, Google Drive integration and the option to move and share files. You can also have multiple instances of the file browser open at the same time.
8. Block phone numbers at system level:
Android N will allow the users to block the phone numbers at the system level, by directly from the apps like Hangouts, Messenger and Dialer. So, if a number has been blocked at the system-level then other apps on the device will also block it without any action that is required from the user’s side. Moreover, even the third party apps will automatically block these numbers. It means that a number that is blocked through the Dialer app will also be blocked by the apps like WhatsApp and Messenger automatically.
9. Minor changes in Settings:
Android N also brings a few changes in the Settings app. These include data saver and new night theme that blocks the background data consumption and the provision for display calibration, as well as the screen zooming.