Android is the most popular operating system among the smartphone users. Google released the Stable Android Nougat 7.0 for its Nexus devices.
Here we will discuss the 15 best features of Android Nougat.
15 Cool Features Of Android Nougat 7.0
1.) Better Toggles
Say good-bye to third-party toggle widgets. Now, Android has its own built-in toggles (also known as the quick settings menu) that sit right above notifications. To access, just swipe down from the top of your screen. The new toggles include handy things like WiFi, Bluetooth and Do Not Disturb. Android also gives you some (limited) choice over what toggles you want to appear. You’ll have two toggle menus, a quick one that appears when you swipe down and then a complete menu with all available toggle when you tap the down arrow at the top right.
2.) Increase Font Size
In Nougat 7.0, you can adjust the Android UI Size by; Display > Display size. You can set the size according to your choice and It will be applied on the go.
3.) Multi-Tasking Quick Switch & Multi Window
Finally, multi-window is here in Android 7.0 Nougat. With Nougat Update, multitasking has become easier. Google added Quick Switch in the recent window tasks (left). Also, they added ‘All Clear Button’ in the Nougat update which was not there in Marshmallow earlier. Probably, Multi-Window was the most needed feature in stock android and now it is here.
4.) System UI Tuner
While enabling the System, UI Tuner will give you a warning. It will let you customize the design elements and gestures in Nougat UI. To activate it, tap and hold on the Settings icon in the Quick Settings menu and then wait for it to spin. You can turn ON Power Notification controls and manage the specific app’s notifications.
4.) DayDream Virtual Reality
Daydream is the new name of Virtual reality given by Google. Android 7.0 Nougat is compatible with Daydream VR headsets and controllers. The special feature of DayDream VR is that it can work smoothly with low latency as 20 ms. Which means It will give you the best VR experience. However, it is compatible with only fewer devices but for sure, it will be supported by many of devices.
6.) Instant & Seamless Updates
This time, Nougat got some similar feature like the ChromeOS. Yes, It is more minimal in the case of updates now. Nougat will download the OTA update in the background while connected with the WI-Fi. Later on, you can install it anytime. It will be installed as discrete system image on the device storage. So, it is not necessary to reboot just after installation, when you reboot the device the updates will be applied automatically.
6.) Power Saving Improvements
‘Doze on the Go’ on the Android 7.0 Nougat has taken the power saving level to one step further from the Marshmallow power saving Doze. Doze on Go will save your power even when it is in the use. Nougat will keep the apps on the waking up position. It will work according to the activities to save the power efficiently.
7.) Vulkan API Support For Better GPU
Vulkan API is a game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. You can enjoy the sharper graphics and eye candy effects on the supported devices. The Vulkan API has replaced OpenGL in the Android 7.0 Nougat. Vulkan will certainly improve the quality of mobile gaming on Android substantially. You can play heavy games without losing high power, and it is a great news for mobile Gamers.
9.) Google Allo – Smart Messenger
The Android 7.0 Nougat is equipped with Google Allo, the all new smart messaging app from Google. What’s more is that Google Allo supports the Incognito Chat, so not only your messages are protected but they also got the end-to-end encryption. Google may launch this app on Play Store sooner as they launched the Google Duo for public. You can set a timer texts, as well as you can use the smart assistance features in it.
10.) Instant Apps
Google’s new Instant Apps may well be the greatest change to app stores in ages, significantly facilitating access to apps. Instant Apps basically allow Android users to start using an application immediately in the Play Store, without even having to download it. With Android Nougat, you can simply open the Google Play store page for an app and start using it instantly, so you can try it out before deciding whether to download it or not. This could be a real game-changer for how we try out new apps.
11.) Use two apps at same time
Samsung users have long had access to using apps in a split-screen mode. With Nougat, Google is officially adding support for multi-window support to all Android devices running Android 7.0. To activate multi-window mode, long-press on the recent apps button. Whichever app you’re currently using will go to the top of the screen (on a phone, or to the left on a tablet), with a list of recent apps shown along the bottom. Select the second app you want to use from the list. Drag the divider to resize the app windows, or to maximize either of the active apps
12.)Where did that APK come from?
Where did that APK come from? Android Nougat will now keep track of where an app was installed from. Open Settings then Apps and tap on any listed application. Scroll to the bottom of the page, where you’ll see the source of the app’s installation. For example, if it was installed from the Play Store it will say as much. If it’s something you side loaded, it will state something along the lines of “Installed from Package Installer.”
13.) New installer animation
Speaking of installing applications outside of the Play Store, you’ll find a fancy new installer animation when sideloading an APK. It’s a subtle change that won’t have a dramatic impact on your day-to-day use, but it’s not a bad looking change either. Who doesn’t like seeing the Android bot whenever possible?
14.) Reply with speed
You can now reply to messages from apps like Facebook Messenger, Hangouts, or Messenger directly from the notification. Of course, this means you can hold a conversation without having to bounce between a messaging app and another app. It’s important to note, this isn’t limited to messaging apps. Twitter apps, for example, could add the ability to reply to mentions.
15.) Easier Settings app navigation
When navigating through the Settings app, now you can quickly hop between various sections using the hamburger menu on the left side of your screen (or by dragging in from the left edge). Settings are broken down into the same categories as the main list, but using the slide-out menu eliminates the need to tap the back button, scroll, then select another setting category.
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