Android News And Updates: Everything You Need To Know About Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 Nougat

By Minnow Blythe, Parent Herald December 01, 05:59 pm

Android Nougat is the latest of Google's mobile OS. The Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 Nougat upgrade release dates will depend on your device's brand. In the meantime, here's everything you need to know about Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 Nougat.

Android Nougat is a free mobile OS upgrade of your Android phones and tablets. It is "Google's big refresh" of their mobile operating system for all Android phones and tablets.

Android Nougat 7.0 and Android Nougat 7.1 on your devices will have the following features:

Multi-window support or true split-screen feature

Clear All button on the multi-tasking menu to close all apps in one tap of a button

Quick Switch lets you jump back to the last app you used via double-tap of the recent button

Direct Reply Notifications lets you reply on the pop-up message window on your notification

New quick settings menu with customization

Bundled notifications based on apps; long press to silence or turn off notifications

More powerful Doze Mode thoroughly limits background tasks when screen is off

Smoother and better graphics, better performance

Android runtime improvements from 30% to 60% faster from previous versions

Seamless updates, fresh boot up your devices notifies you of latest software updates

Pressure-sensitive display technology ready

File-based encryption and Direct boot for faster and secure running of apps

Support for Unicode 9 will get you the 72 new emojis

Currently, Android Nougat is now available for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5x, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Google Pixel C, Pixel Xl, and Nexus player. Some Samsung devices like Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are running a beta version of Android Nougat. You can download the Android Nougat beta version through the Galaxy Beta program app. The beta version of Android Nougat for Samsung devices will run until mid-December. The final version of the Android Nougat for Samsung is expected to be released after the beta run.

LG launched the world's first phone with Android Nougat, LG V20, but was just made available to South Korea. LG devices are expected to get the Android Nougat upgrade in the "weeks to come".

Almost all of Sony's phones and tablets will get the Android Nougat upgrade. Sony's Xperia Z3 which ran the Android Nougat developer edition will not be getting the full Android Nougat upgrade.

HTC phones released in the past year or two have access to the Android Nougat upgrade. HTC 10, One A9, and One M9 are expected to get the Android Nougat upgrade by the end of 2016. HTC One M8 won't be getting the Android Nougat upgrade.

Most if not all phones and devices by Motorola will be getting the Android Nougat upgrade. Surprisingly, Motorola announced that their Moto G4 Plus phone will be getting the Android Nougat upgrade as well as the rumored next Google mobile OS upgrade tentatively called Android O.

One Plus and ZTE have already teased about working on the Android Nougat for their devices. There is still no definite date when the upgrade will be available for their devices. Huawei just announced that Android Nougat 7.0 upgrade will be available for Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 Lite, Huawei Nova, and Huawei Nova Plus. No word yet if older molder of Huawei devices will be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade.

Other mobile phone manufacturers have not yet released confirmation if their respective devices will be getting the Android Nougat update. But as Android Nougat is the latest Google mobile OS, we're sure the update will be made available to your devices no matter how obscure it is.

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