Android Nougat expected to launch in August 2016

Final public build of Android 7.0 Nougat is expected to be officially released on first week of August along with security patches as per twitter leak from @evleaks. It is also expected that Google will unveil their new Nexus devices with Nougat. Android 7 Nougat will bring noticeable changes like split-screen which can display multiple apps onscreen at once.


Main features of Android Nougat at a glance

1. Split-Screen mode – You can open multiple compatible app on screen and it can be resized manually.

2. Enhanced Doze Mode – Doze mode featured in Marshmallow and you can see and improved version of Doze mode in Android N. Doze mode is actually an enhanced power saving mechanism. When the phone’s screen goes off, the system attempts to save battery by controlling apps in different ways like accessing networks, CPU etc.

3. Custom display size – Android Nougat makes you able to change the size of display on your device like we can change resolution on PC or Laptop. There is an option under Settings > Display size menu.

4. Faster app optimization- Android Nougat comes with Just-In-Time (JIT) Compiler. When you open an app after boot it stored in memory and when you access that next time the app it will open much faster.

5. Priority based notification panel – You can set app notifications manually as per your requirement in Android N. There are six pre-defined settings that can be applied on any app as per user need.

Blocked – never show any notifications
Min importance – silently show at the bottom of the notification list
Low importance – silently show notifications in chronological order
Normal importance – allow these notifications to play sounds
High importance – peek onto the screen and play sounds
Urgent importance – show at the top of the notifications list, peek onto the screen and play sounds

6. Night Mode – Night mode setting in Android N will let users to switch its brightness and theme after sunset, there is an option to switch to night mode automatically according to your time zone.

Also with above mentioned new features there are some more noticeable changes in Settings Menu, Quick Settings panel.

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