IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR SMARTPHONE SUGARCOATED AGAIN BY NOUGAT
Release Date and Rumors:
Android 7.0, aka Android Nougat is finally here. Almost after two years, the tech giant is coming up with a brand new OS. The beta build was released on March 9, 2016. The stable build was officially release on August 22, 2016. Well Google’s Android division certainly has a sense of humor as it names all its versions after desserts just like Intel names all of its CPUs after rivers. And this time they have named if after a famous dessert of France, Spain and Italy. And with Android 7.0 out, app developers are gearing up for a brand new arena for exploration and exploitation.
What’s New? How it is sweeter than Marshmallow?
1. Ever heard of watching a movie while texting in the same smartphone? Multitasking is taken to a new horizon by split screen mode. You can now switch between two apps just with a double tap. Split screen works both in portrait and landscape mode, with the two windows only being resizable in portrait mode.
2. Vulkan™ API is a game changer with high performance 3D graphics. On supported phones, the sharper graphics, eye candy effects will blow your mind.
3. You will be daydreaming in Android 7.0, where your favorite apps will be in Virtual Reality.
4. Your phone will doze now while you are on the move, providing you the precious additional battery life.
5. Customize the quick setting tab so you can get to what you want faster.
6. In Android 7.0, not only you can change the size of your text, but the size of the icons and experience itself.
7. File based encryption can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.
8. Starting your device is faster and apps run securely even before you enter your password.
9. Reply from the notification area itself. Sounds cool, No?
10. In Android 7.0, not only you can change the size of your text, but the size of the icons and experience itself.
11. Over 1500 emoji including 72 new ones will help you express better.
Which Phones will get Android N?
Some phones still don’t have the marshmallow updates; let alone Android 7.0. It will take some time for the manufacturers. If you want to get your hands on Nougat fast, get a Nexus device. Surprisingly Sony Xperia Z3 would be receiving Nougat developer edition, but sadly it won’t receive the full Nougat upgrade. HTC heads have confirmed that their users will be getting Nougat upgrade. Motorola users will taste this in Moto G4 Plus. Samsung might launch Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge with Nougat upgrade. Nextbit Robin is also planning for the same.
If you have made this far, then you would definitely have been awestruck by the brand new Android 7.0 features. Your hands might be itching to get it on your device. Nougat adds some great features, the kind of stuffs for which we used to have to turn to custom ROMs. In a nutshell, it covers the basics well keeping all kinds of users in mind. When are you getting this then?