Google’s latest mobile operating system is starting to roll out to Nexus devices.
Google have released their latest mobile operating system. As of right now, it is available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the Android One.
One of the major updates in this release is that there is now multi-window support, meaning that you can literally multi-task, just like on the iPad with iOS 9.
Also, in this release, Google have updated their notifications, meaning that it feels more iOS-like when you reply, as you are able to see the text that was sent to you, with the ability to reply inside the notification interface. In addition to this, there are also bundled notifications, meaning that it’s a lot quicker to find that notification you’ve been saving until you get back from work.
Changes, such as customizable Quick Settings, adaptations to Doze, Work Mode, new Emoji, Data Saver, VR-mode with Daydream-compatible phones, sharper graphics with the new Vulkan™ API, and a new quick switch function built right into the multi-tasking button.
One of the main features that caught my eye, believe it or not, was the adaptations to Doze. For those who do not know what Doze is, Doze is a battery-saving feature introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and Doze will now be available when you’re on the go, so whether it may be on the train, and the phone is in your pocket, or in your drawer at home, as long as the screen is off for a certain period of time, Doze will kick in.
Google have also updated their website with a page purely for Nougat, with the announcement of the brand new LG V20, offering Android Nougat “right out of the box”, which is coming soon.
This really does seem like a game changer for Android, offering some new features that iOS doesn’t current have.
You can visit Google’s new web-page for Android Nougat is available by clicking here.