Android’s Newest OS: Nougat

Android recently released its latest operating system, the Android 7.0 Nougat. The free-software update which is currently on available on the Nexus models 6P, 6, 5X, Player and 9, will be available on most other phones by 2017. However, for those who cannot wait until the OS eventually releases, here is the low-down on all the changes that come with the Android N.

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Doze Mode

Android’s Doze Mode which was debuted in the Marshmallow OS, is a nifty addition to save battery life. While Android 6.0 required your phone to be completely stationary in order for the Doze Mode to work, in Android N, this feature sends your phone into a sleep mode as soon as the screen is switched off.

Split Screen

Android Nougat has taken multi-taking to the next level, with its new split-screen function. Users can finally have two apps open at a time on one screen, meaning you can browse the internet and copy and paste information without having to flip through other open tabs.

Data Saving

Your monthly data pack is more often than not, burnt through quicker than you expect, with all the applications that run in the background. However now you can activate the Data Saver and prevent these apps from functioning unless you are connected to WiFi.

Improved Notifications

Nougat has completely revamped the look and feel of notifications, with a wider and more accessible usage. Now rather than having to open up an application to respond to it, you can now Direct Reply by simply tapping on the notification.

Overview Button

The overview button which is used for arranging and toggling through the split-screen function is also used to navigate your way back and forth from one app to the other. This feature has again been included to improve multi-tasking capabilities.

Improved Toggles

Android has improved the inbuilt settings toggles that are placed above the notifications. You can now choose five toggle options that will appear when you swipe downwards once. An arrow button placed in the right corner opens the additional toggle menu with all the setting options you may need. There are also new setting options included like the Data Saver and the Do Not Disturb.

While there are several other new improvements on the Android OS 7.0, features like the Direct Reply, Split-Screen Mode and the redesigned toggling and settings menu, make Nougat an update your phone needs.

Picture courtesy – androidauthority.net


by techtalks @TechTalks October 3, 2016 5:42 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi