Just a few days ago Android 7.0 Nougat has been starting rolling out to Nexus devices and it is the sweetest Android release yet.

Android Nougat Wallpaper and Logo

Google has taken a different approach with Nougat this year as they have invited developers for a preview of the OS back in March so that they could develop earlier in the new platform. Google did even ask for the next name of Android N back in June which eventually became Nougat.

Nougat is a reflection of the inputs of thousands of fans and developers all over the world. There are about 250 major features in Android Nougat but we will highlight those notable and exciting features that we could be excited about.

1. More Emojis
Android Nougat Emojis

There are now over 1,500 different emoji baked right in Android Nougat as there are 72 new emojis and you can find the right ones for you to use.

2. Quick Settings
Android Nougat Quick settings

You can now easily access WiFi, Bluetooth, Flashlight more than ever with Nougat. You can also edit and move tiles to where you like to fit your needs.

3. Multi-locale Support
Apps now can switch their content based on your locale settings, as for instance if you speak different language, search engines can now show results in each of those languages.

4. Multi-window
Android Nougat Multi-window

This is one of the great features as you can now run two apps at the same time in one screen. App windows are now resizable by simply dragging the divider.

5. Quick Switch
You can switch your recent apps faster by double tapping the Overview button.

6. Notification Direct Reply
Android Nougat Notification Direct Reply

You can now directly reply via the notifications area without even opening the app.

7. Bundled Notifications
Android Nougat Bundled Notifications

One of the major UI improvement was on notifications. You can expand or control app notifications for more info and there is a CLEAR NOW text.

8. Doze on the Go
Android Nougat Doze on the Go

Save battery power more even while you're on the move. Your device will be into a low power usage while carrying it in your pocket.

8. Daydream for VR
Android Nougat Daydream VR

Get ready to explore virtual worlds with Daydream ready smartphones, handsets and controllers which will come later this year.

9. Vulkan API
Android Nougat Vulkan API

Games (especially 3D ones) will be much more faster and better than ever as it will be powered by your device's multi-core processor to bring next generation graphics.

10. Seamless updates for more security
Upcoming new Android devices with Nougat will install software updates in the background so you won't wait for installations.

11. File-based encryption
Android Nougat is now better in protecting individual files for different users on your device.

12. Direct Boot
Direct boot now helps your device to boot faster and the apps will run securelty even before you unlock the device upon reboot.

Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade schedule
Starting August 22 to next several weeks, the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get the upgrade via On-The-Air (OTA) update. Also, any devices that is enrolled in the Anroid Beta Program will recieve the final version of the OS.

There would be more revelations soon to the Android Nougat OS, first is the LG V20 will be the first-ever smartphone to have the Nougat right out of the box. You can check for more info at www.android.com/nougat

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