10 hot features of Google Android Nougat Operating System

Google's latest OS brings new features like an improved notification shade and split-screen multitasking to the mobile OS, while also improving on features like Doze that came with Marshmallow last year.

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2016, 11:49 AM IST
10 hot features of Google Android Nougat Operating System

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Technology giant Google will start rolling the latest version of Android operating system Android Nougat –something that has been on beta for quite some time.

Android Nougat will be rolled out over the next several weeks. The Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get an over-the-air software update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Google's latest OS brings new features like an improved notification shade and split-screen multitasking to the mobile OS, while also improving on features like Doze that came with Marshmallow last year.

Here are ten hot features of Google's latest Android Nougat OS

Expanded emoji

There are now over 1,500 different emoji built into Android, including 72 new ones.

Quick Settings controls

Quick Settings gives you easy access to things like bluetooth, WiFi and the all-important flashlight. With Android Nougat, you can actually control what tiles go where, and move ‘em around to fit your needs.

Multi-window

Run two apps side-by-side. The windows are resizable, too, by simply dragging the divider.

Multi-locale support

Apps can tailor their content based on your locale settings. So if you speak multiple languages, for instance, then search engines can show results in each of those languages.

Direct Reply

Reply directly to notifications without having to open any app.

Quick Switch

Switch between your two most recently used apps by simply double tapping the Overview button.

Seamless updates

New Android devices with Nougat can install software updates in the background which means you won't have to wait while your device installs the update and optimizes all your apps for the new version.

File-based encryption

Android Nougat can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.

Direct Boot

Direct Boot helps your device startup faster, and apps run securely even before you unlock your device when your device reboots.

VulkanTM

Games will now leap to life thanks to high-speed, next-generation graphics — all powered by your device’s multi-core processor.