Sorry for the title. But the truth still remains that Google has launched the Android 7.0 Nougat, and android users in Nigeria can also start using it. As expected Google phones, that is, the Nexus will always have the first experience as expected. Those with Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One would receive an update to take their devices to Android 7.0 Nougat. In addition to Nexus years, the next generation to have this new operating System from Google, are those who have signed up for Google Android Beta Program will in the future receive the latest version of Google’s latest mobile operating system.
Apart from this two above, other Android users, will have to wait for their phone manufacturer to update their operating system with the latest Android version and then the individual can then have the opportunity of updating it to their Android devices.
It is good to note that, Android 7.0 was one of the promised made by Google during Google I/O conference and in keeping with the hopeful Android fans, Google released the Android operating System on 22nd August, a week after launched the Allo app that was promised again during the popular Google yearly conference.
Major features of Android Nougat as announced by Google have been analysed by Techcityng. Here are they
The Data Saver feature enables the user to restrict apps from using mobile data in the background. The feature can be accessed through the Quick Settings menu or through the Data Usage option in Settings. Users can also choose which apps will not be able to send or receive data in the background while the feature is enabled, and even when using the chosen apps, it will not consume heavy data.
Doze, which originally came with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, will be receiving an update in Android 7.0 Nougat. Along with placing the device in a semi-sleep mode to conserve battery if it is not in use for a long period of time, will now work while the user is on the move.
The Nougat 7.0 comes with a multi-window feature which will allow users to display two apps simultaneously on their screen. This is enabled by pressing and holding the first app on the recent apps screen when a prompt is displayed it would then be dragged to one side of the screen. Users can then open another app on the other window with the recent apps screen on, tapping on the app’s icon on the Home screen.
This might not work with all phones but when it does, it can work in landscape and portrait orientations.
The new bundle Notifications feature helps users see all notifications released by an app. They can also use the new Direct Reply feature to reply to messages directly from notifications and will no longer have to launch their messaging app.
This new update also allows users press and hold on notifications to call up the app’s settings, or silence all other notifications coming from the app.
For the notification shade, users will also be allowed to customize the Quick Settings tiles, to make the ones that they use most often to be at the most accessible location.
Other features which showed an upgrade include, Virtual Reality, Keyboard Themes, Faster installation and less space for apps, cleaner recent menu, Neko Atsume clone easter egg, etc.
According to Android developer’s blog, work is already in place to release the first maintenance version of Android 7.0 Nougat.