Google introduced Android 7.0 Nougat: a review of new developments

On 22 August, Google introduced the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat with emphasis on autonomy and performance. Popular resource the Verge reported on the number of important innovations, which according to developers has allowed to make a new version of the OS more...

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on 22 August, Google introduced the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat with emphasis on autonomy and performance. Popular resource the Verge reported on the number of important innovations, which according to developers has allowed to make a new version of the OS more stable and reduced the consumption of resources, in particular memory and battery.

Google introduced Android 7.0 Nougat: a review of new developments

Design

At first glance, Android 7.0 Nougat difficult to distinguish from the previous version. But if you look good, you will notice changes to the screen with alerts: notifications started to occupy the whole width of the screen and grouped by application. It is worth noting about the implementation of the new API, allowing to make interactive notifications.

it was Also optimized quick settings menu, they are now available when you open the curtain of the notifications position can be interchanged, and the expanded menu opens swipe down in that area.

multi-Tasking

Android 7.0 allows you to run multiple applications in parallel. For this you need to hold the button for multitasking in a separate paragraph settings or from the window of recently run programs. In this case, the size of the application window can be changed.

Google introduced Android 7.0 Nougat: a review of new developments

Vulkan API

With the Vulkan API, developers can manage the graphics core directly and to access a wide library of visual effects. Before Vulkan API have been available only for the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Doze 2.0

Technology conserve Doze was first implemented Android 6.0. The mechanism of its work lies in the analysis of operating system activity device usage and in case of inactivity puts the gadget into standby mode. Experts say about the prolongation of life of battery in Doze 2.0 by 15-20%.

Google introduced Android 7.0 Nougat: a review of new developments

background Updates

Now, the system and applications can be updated in the background and installed after the device is restarted, and the hateful user window "streamline" finally disappeared.

To implement background updates need more partition of the drive, so this function will not all devices, like Google Nexus this feature will be missing.

Minor innovations

Android 7.0 has got the support of Emoji and Unicode 9 72 new emojis, now their number has reached 1.5 thousand. The developers have improved the face recognition standard Camera app, support for virtual reality on compatible devices, as well as improved protection against compromised applications. Interface, font size, mesh size applications and images now available for manual configuration.

Google introduced Android 7.0 Nougat: a review of new developments

Availability

the First update to Android 7.0 will get the Nexus 6, 5X, 6P, 9, Nexus Player media center and tablet Google Pixel the Nexus 5 and C. 7 in this list do not exist. The update will take place in waves in the coming weeks. The timing of the updates of mobile devices from other manufacturers can vary greatly. The first smartphone preloaded with Android 7.0 will be LG V20.

New regular maintenance schedule

After the Android 7.0 Nougat Google Vice President Dave Burke said in a blog for developers in the near future the company will move on a regular maintenance schedule. And the first update for Android 7.0 will be available this fall with the goal of optimizing the system. For testing, Google updates will still use the Android Beta Program:

In fact, we have already started work on the first release of the technical update Nougat (MR1), which will bring various improvements and polishing. We plan to release it this fall as a beta for developers.

This means that in addition to monthly security patches Google will each quarter on a regular basis to release updates that will include various fixes and improvements. Possibly before the end of this year will be presented Android 7.1, and early next – Android 7.2.

Google introduced Android 7.0 Nougat: a review of new developments

it is Assumed that the first beta version of the update for a maintenance Android 7.0 will be released along with the new smartphone Nexus line, because a 5-inch Nexus Sailfish were previously discovered in a database benchmark with Android NMR1 – Android Nougat MR1. Also Google has updated the page Android Beta Program and invites all who wish to sign up for testing Android Nougat MR1.


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