Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Google Android Nougat 7.0 started rolling out: Which Nexus device will taste the Android Nougat first?

At Last, the Android 7.0 Nougat OS version has finally hatched out from the beta to Stable Version and now it has been started rolling out to the Nexus devices near you. Search giant Google announced the same on its official blog post.

Google’s next big Android update is here. Now Android 7.0 has finally landed in its final form, that too slightly ahead of schedule. The Android Nougat update will roll out to supported Nexus devices from today onwards.

What’s new in Android 7.0 Nougat?

Performance - New JIT compiler for faster updates, VR mode, and Vulkan API support.

Battery & data – It’s said to have battery management and new data saver for restricting data usage for background apps.

Special feature - Split-screen mode, picture-in-picture, and double tap to quickly switch.

Notifications - Bundled notifications, direct reply, and notification controls.

System usability improvements - Customizable quick settings, redesigned quick settings bar, redesigned Settings, emergency information, and lockscreen wallpaper.

Privacy and security - New direct boot, seamless software updates (for new devices), file-based encryption, and scoped folder access.

Accessibility - Accessibility settings are now part of the setup, customizable display size, accessibility mono output, and variable text to speech speed.

Which Nexus devices will taste the Android Nougat First?

  • ·        Nexus 6P,
  • ·        Nexus 5X,
  • ·        Nexus 6,
  • ·        Nexus 9,
  • ·        Nexus Player,
  • ·        Pixel C
  • ·        General Mobile 4G (Android One).
  • ·        LG V20
Surprised, Google also adds that the LG V20 will be the first non-Google smartphone to come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Google will be pushing the OTA to Nexus devices over the air, so keep an eye out for an update notification in your status bar. If you want to check manually, just go to Settings > About Phone > System updates > Check for updates. If you’re even more impatient, keep an eye on Google’s factory image page as well as the new OTA image page.