Android takes a leap with the new update – Nougat

Google had launched Android 7.0 (Nougat) almost two months ago and is all set to unveil Android Nougat 7.1 (Update). This is by far the best update that the Android OS is set to receive.

The only drawback to Nougat is that it will only be made available to a select few phones initially. If you have a Nexus 6, Nexus 6PNexus 5X, Google Pixel C , Nexus Player, Nexus 9 or an Android One, these devices are expected to get the update by December. Sony phones including the , Xperia XXperia XA, Xperia Z3+Xperia Z5 CompactXperia XA Ultra, Xperia Z5 PremiumXperia Z4 TabletXperia Z5 and Xperia X Performance will have it but no specific release date has been revealed.

Apart from these Motorola phones – Moto G4 Play, Moto G4Moto X Style, Moto X Pure Edition, Moto X Play, , Droid Turbo 2, , Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z Play Droid, Moto X Force will also be a part of this new league.

Other mobile giants such as LG, HTC, Samsung are working hard to get the updates on their newest phones too. It will be a while before even these phones get Nougat 7.0 and 7.1.

Some of the notable features of Android Nougat 7 are –

  • Multi Window Support
  • Direct Reply Notifications
  • VR Support
  • New quick settings Menu
  • Doze Mode 2.0
  • Bundled Notifications

Exclusive features for the Pixel and Pixel XL include:

  • Google Assistant
  • 24/7 Support
  • Pixel Camera
  • The Pixel Launcher
  • Smart Storage
  • Unlimited Storage For Photos and Video (even 4K video)

Some important features of the Android Nougat Updates version 7.1 are –

  • App Shortcuts
  • New Restart Setting
  • New Moves menu in settings
  • Image Keyboard support
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