Google has announced the release of its seventh version of Android mobile operating system, and has named it as “NOUGAT”. The New Android will be available immediately only if you have a recent Nexus device like the Nexus 6, 6P, 5X, Pixel C, or Nexus 9 tablet. Other devices are likely to get the updates in the coming months.
The new version Nougat is not drastically different from the previous version Marshmallow, but it has few new and useful features. Let us have a look at them
With Nougat, once you a get a message or mail or even whatsapp notification, you will be able to reply the message or email or Whatsapp directly from the notification. You don’t have to open the app to send a reply. This feature will be very handy when you want to want to reply immediately with few words like “Ok”, “Noted” etc. But the Direct Reply feature will be available only if the app implements it.
You are watching a video on you tube and same time want to send a message in twitter, No worry Nougat allows you to open two apps simultaneously. Android Nougat has introduced split-screen view for multitasking. Just hold down the recent apps button and the current apps is launched in splitscreen mode. Double tapping the recent apps button swatches between recently used apps.
Google introduced ‘Doze’, Battery saving feature with Android Marshmallow to make the battery smarter. Google has said that Doze feature will be more dozier with Android Nougat. When your device is getting jostled around in your pocket on the move, the device will switch to Deep Doze -Lower power usage – to save more battery power.
As people are enjoying using using emoji, Android has introduced 72 new emoji to the list of 1,500 existing emoji. It is expected that clown face, bacon may attract more people.
Virtual Reality (VR) games are becoming popular, more and more VR games are being developed. Nougat has more support for VR and High speed Games.
Other than the above listed, Nougat has few features which we cant see but experience. Like JIT compiler for ART apps to provide some performance gains and ART apps and support for the Vulkan API for 3D graphics to help Android games look far better.
The worst part of Anroid is, If you want to try out the New version of Android mobile operating system immediately, you need to get a Nexus phone or wait for few more months.