What to expect from Android Nougat

By Frederic Günzel | Aug 25 2016 | Technology | Product News

Last week, Canadian telecom Telus revealed that the release of the next version of Google's Android, version 7.0 also known as Nougat, was imminent. And sure enough, it was released Monday. Android 7.0 Nougat replaces the October 2015 version of Android, 6.0 also known as Marshmallow. The update includes a number of improvements and new features.

What can we expect from Android 7.0 Nougat?

Among the many improvements, there is a new auto-update feature. Android can now apply updates in the background. This means that the new version of the OS runs the next time the phone or tablet is turned on or rebooted.

Doze 2.0

Doze has been continuously improved (Doze on the Go) since Marshmallow, saving even more power when you are on the go.

In addition, this new "Data Saver" prevents apps in the background from using the data connection. Google's focus with Android 7.0 Nougat has been partly to save the user's resources and release the potential that was indicated by Marshmallow in 2015.

Multi-window mode

Google has worked hard to develop and establish a working multitasking system for Android. Nougat’s Multi-window mode is the culmination, which can be used on both mobile and tablet. The function enables the device to run two apps side by side. Now is possible to enjoy true multitasking, like reading the newspaper while on Facebook.

Daydream VR

The new VR-Platform, Daydream, was launched at Google I/O 2016. Daydream is Google's spearhead into virtual reality, which provides easy access to VR content, and covers both hardware and software. At I/O introduced Google a number of hardware partners like Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, ZTE, Asus, Alcatel and Xiaomi.

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