Google’s next version of Android — 7.0 is known as Nougat is arriving in this week, according to a consistently reliable source of mobile tech industry leaks. The final developer preview of the updated mobile operating system, which will succeed last year’s Marshmallow, was released July 18.
Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat is set to roll out on August 5, according to reports. The new Android version will bring a host of new features including revamped Settings and Notifications menu. It will also bring changes to the Camera app and Doze feature seen in Android Marshmallow. More features include the ability to run apps without actually installing them on a device.
“Android 7.0 releases next month, with the 8/5 security patch,” VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass wrote Saturday on his “evleaks” Twitter account.
Rather than one of Google’s own Nexus phones, the first device to ship with Android Nougat will be LG’s V20. The South Korean-based electronics giant announced today that its new flagship smartphone, set to hit the market in the third quarter of this year, will come preloaded with Nougat.
Blogthrust presents the top features of Android 7.0 Nougat:
Increase in Battery Life
Battery optimization is one of the biggest pain points for a smartphone user, and Google aims to solve that problem with Doze on the Go.
The battery saving mode in Android M only got activated only when the phone was kept stationary. But Android N, presents Doze on the Go feature which will be activated as soon as the phone’s screen is turned off. This will allow users to save more of their smartphone’s battery on the go.
The notifications in Android N has been modified to look more small and clean just like iOS. New features will allow users to reply to a notification, right from the notification bar, even without unlocking the smartphone.
The new notifications settings also gives users an option to long press on a particular notification to choose to hide it.
Better Camera app
The Camera app in Android N has 3 new features
Golden ratio overlay .
A standard square.
Users will no longer need to crop pictures while editing them on photo-editing apps that accept the standard square size. With the new square grid option, users can click pictures in the standard square size itself to edit them according to their need.
Multi-window and split screen option
Multi-window feature is something Android users might have wanted for a long time now.
The feature will allow users to run apps in multi-windows simultaneously. Users can choose to run tasks both in the split-screen mode or picture-in-picture mode.
The feature is somewhat similar to the one introduced for Xiaomi’s MIUI 8. The multi-window or the split-screen feature can be used on Android TV sets as well tablets, apart from smartphones.
Data packer saver
The data saver feature in Android Nougat, will allow users to restrict data usage for select apps in their smartphones. Users can simply turn on the data saver mode and choose which apps will get unrestricted data access to them. The feature will help users keep a tab on excessive Internet usage on their smartphones.