Android Nougat is the latest operating system from Google. It is rolling out for Google Nexus devices from August 22. It has indeed carried forward the Android legacy ahead from the Marshmallow update. Some of the unique features of the update are -1. Improved Personalisation
2. Productivity enhancements
- There are over 72 new emojis added, taking the total upto over 1500 now.
- The Quick Settings controls have improved. You will now be able to move the tiles anywhere you wish to.
- Multiple location support has been added. The apps now come up with contents based on your locale.
3. Battery Enhancements
- Multi window support lets you be more productive. The split windows are now resizable,
- Direct Reply is a feature that will let you reply to notifications straightaway from notifications. You will not need to open the app for the purpose.
- You can switch quickly between the two of your most recently used apps. You just need to double tap the Overview button to do that.
The battery optimisation began with Android Marshmallow. The Doze feature was meant to improve the battery life of your device. In Android Nougat, the battery optimisation has been further improved. It will now use less power while you are on the move. The OS will sense the movement and move to low power usage mode.
Android Nougat takes Doze feature introduced in Marshmallow to the next level with Project Svelte. It offers you the ways to set how apps behave, manage memory and run in the background. You can set the phone to run only those apps that you need in the background. 4. Immersive experience
Immersive experience has been the buzzword for Google in the recent updates. Android Nougat continues with the tradition.
It now supports VulkanTM
which is the advanced 3D rendering API. Games will now have real life high speed experience. Please note that your processor should be capable of supporting it for the optimum experience.DayDream
is a proprietary Google platform for Virtual reality. Android Nougat supports DayDream. 5. Security Enhancements
As has been a regular feature with Android ecosystem, security has been at the forefront. It has better encryption to keep your private data secure.
6. Mobile data usage improvements
- The device can now install updates in the background. Termed Seamless Updates, it will be helpful as you would not need to wait till your device installs the update and then optimises your apps.
- Android Nougat brings file based encryption to the users. It will mean it can isolate files and protect them on individual users basis.
- Direct Boot is a new feature introduced in Android Nougat to aid your device boot faster. Apps will begin running smoothly and securely when your device reboots.
Android Nougat brings newer ways to save your mobile data consumption. It will restrict the random data usage when you are on cellular network. The new Data Saver
can be set to ignore some of the apps.