Google has released the new version of its proprietary mobile operating
system known as Android 7.0 or Android Nougat. The OS is currently available to
Google’s Nexus devices, while mobile phones from the rest of the manufacturers
like Samsung, Sony, LG, etc. will contain the new OS soon. Nougat has many new
features and functionalities which are not only something new, but advanced and
eye-popping as well. Let’s take a look at 6 of them.
The user interface or the UI has been tweaked
in Android Nougat and it looks much better and more appealing than before. The
swipe down top menu has been upgraded and now you can quickly toggle important
functions like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Notifications don’t take up much space;
they use smaller fonts and will cover the width of the screen.
Furthermore, you can choose the option to have
notifications arrive in stacks; in this way, the notification menu won’t fill
up easily with, for example, Facebook messenger messages.
Apps at a Time
Multitasking has been present in the previous
versions of Android, but in Nougat, the functionality has been improved. You
will be able to switch between your most recently used apps by double-tapping
the recent or overview button and a clear all button has also been included.
But the best feature is the ability to run two
apps simultaneously; tap the overview button in an app and you will have the
option to open another app at the same time. This will be extremely useful for
people who are multitaskers. There is the added functionality to share data
between two apps but dragging certain items.
When the Android 6.0 Marshmallow came out, it
added a new feature called ‘Doze’. This improved the battery life of Android
devices by reducing the CPU’s background activity as well as the network
activity, when the device was idle for a certain period of time. In Nougat,
this feature has been enhanced further and now power consumption will be
deferred even when the phone is in your bag or pocket.
without Downloading them
Yes it’s finally here; in Nougat, you will be
able to test out an app by directly running it from Google Play Store without
buying or downloading it. This will be handy when you want to decide whether or
not it is worth paying for a particular app.
Nougat introduces more than 1500 emojis with
unique characters with the ability to change their skin tone by holding the
icon on the on-screen keyboard.
be Used During Updating
Before Nougat, Android apps couldn’t be used
while they were being updated. With the arrival of Nougat, this has changed and
now you can use the app while it is being updated in the background. This is
known as seamless updates and it will be achieved by creating a simultaneous
image in the system.