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Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System

New Android device promises improved notifications security, productivity, accessibility etc

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Aug 24 2016 3:48PM | Updated Date: Aug 24 2016 3:48PM

Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System
Google has launched its latest Android version Nougat. 
 
 
Introduced in March as Android 7.0 N, the new and revised Operating System promises totally new features that are improved in terms of performance, battery & date, notifications security, productivity, accessibility etc. 
 
 
Following are the new and improved features of Android 7.0 Nougat:-
 
 
1. This Android Nougat allows users to open two apps simultaneously in split screen mode even on devices other than Nexus. 
 
2. Talking about notifications pane, it offers you Quick settings as soon as you drop it down. It gives you
nine toggles in just one Quick setting screen with extra options available if you slide it towards right. 
 
3. With this OS, users can customize keyboard according to them by adding or removing borders between keys or by adding colours. Android N also includes new emoji characters that are Unicode 9
certified.
 
4. Also, with this, users can directly reply to chats, and expand them in more ways than what is currently possible in Android Marshmallow.
 
5. Doze was introduced with Marshmallow and has got an improvement and now it will work not only when your phone is not in use, but also when the screen is turned off which will consequently improve the battery life of devices running on the latest version of Google’s mobile OS.
 
6. The recent apps button at the bottom of the screen has remained largely one-dimensional in terms of function. Also, it enables you to open last used app double-tapping the recent apps button.
 
7. This new Android Nougat offers new features in File Manager. They include hamburger menus, search ability by file types and folders, the option to move and share files and Google Drive integration. You can even have multiple instances of the file browser open at the same time.
 
8. On a safe note, Android Nougat allows users to block phone numbers at the system level, directly from apps like Dialer, Hangouts and Messenger. If a number has been blocked at system-level, other apps on the device will also block it without any action required from the user’s side. Moreover, even third-party apps will block these numbers automatically.
 
9. Android Nougat provides solution to health problems as it has ability to to have crucial medical info shown on the lockscreen. Also, it has option to fill in the emergency contact details. The medical information and emergency contact will visible on the lockscreen and the Emergency dialer is used and users can go to Settings and select the Emergency Information option.
 
10. Apart from these features, Android Nougat gives a new night theme, data saver that blocks background data consumption and provision for display calibration, as well as screen zooming.