Android Nougat (7.0): 6 Features You Can’t Wait To See

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 Nougat

It is not new that Google names its Android OS after desserts. After much debate, Google has announced the official name of its next Android – Android N called ANDROID NOUGAT.

Nougat is a family of confectioneries made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common), whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit.  While you wait for Google to introduce Nougat in the new Nexus phones, coming later in the year, here are some of the specs to watch out for.

Google Assistant

The new Assistant software will let you engage in more natural back-and-forth dialogue with the Android device than you can with Now (Google’s current digital and search assistant), in order to get things done, like research a restaurant and make a reservation through OpenTable.

The new Assistant software will let you engage in more natural back-and-forth dialogue with the Android device than you can with Now (Google’s current digital and search assistant), in order to get things done, like research a restaurant and make a reservation through OpenTable.

Instant Apps
Instant Apps will enable you access and use certain apps without having to download and install said apps. This is particularly handy for digital payment transactions, where you can pay with Android Pay instead of whatever system the app would have made you use.

Multiwindow


Viewing two apps at once will become standard on Android devices. With multiwindow, you can see apps in a split screen. This feature has been available on Samsung and LG phones for a few years, and now it will come to many more Android devices.

Reply in a Notification
A feature already in Android Wear watches, Google now lets you reply to text messages from the notification shade. When you get a new message, a little alert will pop up at the top of the screen and you can type your reply right there and go back to what you were doing.

Doze on the go
Doze is a battery-saving setting that halts background computing and kicks in when your phone is not in use and sitting still. Doze on the Go does the same thing, except your phone can be in motion (like if it is inside your pocket sitting idle). Google’s also working on Project Svelte, which aims to reduce the amount of memory Android needs. The goal is to bring the latest versions of Android to more devices, especially those with lower-end specs.

Night Mode
With Night Mode you can reduce eye strain from viewing a bright display at night. This setting tints the screen yellow, which keeps you less revved up in later hours than the usual blue tint. You can also adjust the brightness and tint of the sepia hue.

Which Phones Will Get It?
Nexus phones will get the upgrade first. Other manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, etc., will then need to rework their own versions of Android, which might take several months .Hopefully, you should get the Android N around the beginning of 2017.

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