Android 7 Nougat


Android 7 Nougat Released on Nexus devices

Finally, Google has released Android 7” Nougat.”  The Android Nougat is now shipping to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Pixel C, General Mobile 4G and Nexus Player. However, Nexus 5 will miss this upgrade of Android. Tablets and flagship phones such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony or Motorolla will get the update rolled out in 2017 during the first few months. The mobile operator and the hardware manufacturer have to confirm first to roll out the Nexus update.

Google confirmed the roll out for the ultimate release version of Android 7 Nougat on 22 August 2016. No official release date was given, but Google said updates would be provided in the coming weeks.  We expect It to have Multi-window support, extended Emoji, support for the Vulkan 3D, improved battery life, multi-locale support, direct reply, quick switch, bundled notification, native support for Daydream, rapid setting controls among other upgrades.

Google also confirms that the first phone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat is LG V20 from the box. Anyone enrolled in the Beta program will get the eventual version of Android 7.0. They will receive a notification to update the OS upon release.  The device will handle convoluted Vulkan 3D Graphics. Vulkan 3D graphics API has lower CPU overhead than openGL. All mobile devices supporting Marshmallow software will also get the OTA notifications.

Android 7.0 Source code will be pushed to the Android Source Project (AOSP) and is made available to the broader ecosystem. Android 7 Nougat introduces a new AOT/JIT compiler to upgrade and advance software performance, make applications to take up less storage and install faster with a reduced 50% compiler code.   Security is also improved with an added feature of file-based encryption, media framework hardening, direct boot and Seamless updates for new devices.

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