Android 7.0 Nougat: all the new features

Android 7.0 Nougat: all the new features

Google took us by surprise with a sudden announcement of the next Android version back in March, and fast forward five months, the Android 7.0 Nougat release is already available to install on your Nexus device

While it might not spook the mobile industry to the core, it is certainly intriguing that the new 7.0 version, codenamed Nougat, is hitting Nexus handsets while the phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow are still barely in the double digits of market share. If one of Google's aims was to show the value of the Nexus brand of phones, that's certainly been achieved too, as those are the only handsets that you can toy around on with two Android versions almost nobody has yet.

Are there any other new features except the ones that were present in the developer preview? Well, check out most of the final new features in Android 7.0 Nougat that are fit to print in the slideshow below.

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68 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of Display calibration and Screen zoom Since those are features basically only enthusiasts

17. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Android N slowly becoming a refined CyanogenMod. Awesome.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True Google is removing reasons for me to root, install xposed or flash custom ROMs

68. kabel

Posts: 145; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

There is no "Calibrate Display" option on my 6P. Is PhoneArena doing copy and paste from previous articles?!?!

69. kabel

Posts: 145; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

There is no night mode as well. Toooooooo lazy to check PA?

2. swarai

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

Lol, because I have been using a custom rom I feel like a lot of these features are old.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm sure they are. But all these baked into one version without the need to install a custom ROM is better.

10. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The good thing about ripping is native support, native support means lesser bloatware.

39. epdm2be

Posts: 815; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

as they're even implemented by a lot of manufacturors in their own launchers etc... I'm only interested in screen "12. The Nightman cometh", there's a use dark theme option. I want THAT to work. Because I find this white infused FUgly. Then there's the bigger powerdrain of white on AMOled screens. Besides if they'd used more black or a darker UI then they wouldn't need "a night mode" in the first place. Sometimes those idiots create more problems with on thing and then patch and keep on patching instead of just doing it right from the start!

4. carlemillward unregistered

And here i am still waiting for Marshmallow.

6. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Textra already lets you do #3

52. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Windows already does 8 and 9.

7. haneef4u

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

App(le) switch :D that look from jony ive...hehe

8. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

And my galaxy s6 hasn't got updated to lollipop yet

9. Nopers unregistered

The S6 was released with lollipop.....

28. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Credibility destroyed.

67. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Samsung fanboy troling

54. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

You too bad. >:D

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I feel for you, because it is a real shame. Here I'm with a $99 device from Moto running Android M.

18. shubhjit

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

Waiting Android N for My spice android one which is 50$.

21. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

i wonder if this will be the first time google has released a new version of android before most major flagships have updated to the last version.

61. ebilcake

Posts: 1213; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Most previous flagships are already using Marshmallow. Which one's have not? Curious about your definition of "major flagships"

29. Clars123

Posts: 1073; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

what a fail....

53. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Wow, dude. What a fail attempt at trolling

55. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Here's the great example and reason that why don't buy a carrier phone.

11. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I really like it. I wish they would raid xposed modules more often

12. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I was goigng to write that the N preview looks more like a custom ROM than a stock one :D Hope the features stay for the final release.

13. khalid123

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

I think better than marshmallow

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

As a Samsung user I'm barely blown away but it is nice to see Google catching up with Samsung and Apple.

45. MedLEB unregistered

And CyanogenMod

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