Android 7.0 Nougat: all the new features

If Google wanted to shake thing up a bit and take everyone by surprise, the sudden release of the next Android version certainly did the trick. While it might not spook the mobile industry to the core, it is certainly intriguing that the new 7.0 version, codenamed "N," is hitting Nexus handsets while the phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow are still in the low single 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...
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16. Beastmode1

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 08, 2016

Finally support for more apps in multi window using a samsung phone im used to it nopw just hope that native support will boost app count and the direct reply too for notifications is great been using it on my s6 and now s7 its really useful with out having to switch screens etc excited :D

19. sarath_L

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 10, 2016

k..so that's why google and samsung were working together..Multiwindow, more quick settings, Screen zoom, direct reply, data saving (Available for low end samsung devices in India).. More than half of Android N features are borrowed from samsung...Hey if they are making these features better I am not complaining...

20. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

The Font also seems to be a newer version of Roboto . Also the default wallpaper looks a lot like the default one on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

22. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I bet it will still have the random Google Services/ Google play services wakelocks issues as Lollipop in Marshmallow seem to exhibit though Marshmallow is bit better. It's random and happens to quite a few people from what I've seen so it's not isolated nor an app issue.

23. biradar

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

What's the point of, if low end devices gets it one year later

25. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

It's funny to see so many post about android N, even thought most android owners will only get to see on their phones by 2017 lol

31. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Most? That's optimistic.That's why I go Nexus or unlocked bootloaders.

33. Valdomero

Posts: 678; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Except for Nexus' owners (me)

40. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

which are the 10 people on this forum :-( For the rest of the world these Nexus phones are either ridiculously expensive or unavailable. Instead of building a new Android every 2 months they ought to concentrate on making features install-able from the Play store and be independent from manufacturers. We accuse Samsung of flooding the market with a jacks**t phone every week but Google is doing the same with Android itself :-( People WILL eventually get fed up of this and ditch Android! Trust me!

58. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Android versions are yearly not 2 monthly. A lot of features are already taken out of the OS and put in updateable apps or through the Google Play services. Nexus phones might not be cheap anymore, ridiculously expensive is another end of the spectrum. Most people who use Android don't even care about updates, let alone find it a reason to ditch Android. So no, I don't see any reason to trust your judgement at all.

62. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

"Most people who use Android don't even care about updates" Speak for yourself.

66. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I actually care about updates. But most people I know that use Android, don't give a flying f**k about it.

46. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Don't forget Moto, they upgrade Phones fast.

26. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Will carriers be able to slow down or block the seamless updates?

30. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I'm sure they will. Because EVERYBODY needs AT&T or Verizon Navigator, NFL Mobile, tether restrictions, and 20+ other such crapplications.

41. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I hope that "I" can opt out of this! I don't want my phone to start updating behind my back as soon as I pop my SIM-card into a new phone when I'm in a store away from my home-wifi. This causes frustration and anger and only makes people detest Android. Especially when they find out that within a few days their download volume is completely depleted with those stupid updates of apps that they don't even use.

64. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I had this happening with both Symbian and Android, there wouldn't be a new thing.

27. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

i don't see any feature on this list that my samsung galaxy s6 edge doesn't......except maybe the nightmode thingy

32. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

Apple is doomed if they release another non-innovative toy this year.

34. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yeah because this article is totally about what Apple's doing./s Some of the posters here show psychological signs of becoming future stalkers (and that profile pic isn't helping).

35. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

U just described about uself. In others Apples articles and u love to bashing Android.

43. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) *yourself* B) I own Android products, wtf are you talking about? I've never gone into any article "bashing" anyone. As I said, some of you have psychological issues that need therapeutic aid.

36. TerryTerius unregistered

It's compulsory for some people. Apparently some think multibillion-dollar multinational corporation's are equivalent to a team sport, that requires constant heckling of other choices. And the reason that bothers me is simple. When you bandwagon any given company, you start becoming blind to the things they may be doing which are not in your best interest. And nobody wins when that happens.

38. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

Lagging behind other companies for a long time brings consequences, at some point no one would have believed Symbian/Nokia and RIM would fail. And I never liked Apple, not even in the iPod days or in 2007 when they releassed the first iPhone, all their products fall in the category of overrated and overpriced, there are just as good or even better options for a better price unless you're paying for the apple logo. I like to create my own experience with every product, So I could not care less about a simple and friendly interface that "just works". They're already messing up so bad with macbook lack of updates and prices and surface line is way above new ipads unless you want to pay between $600 - $1000 only to watch netflix and browse (something that you can do on any tablet), if they dont bring annything new then they will be in trouble.

44. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So to summarize: "I think that Apple products cost too much, and even though most of their products offer a satisfactory rate over 93%, I don't care because the voters are iSheep paying for a logo! I don't like their offerings, so no one else should either!" Look dude, I don't know if you checked lasts quarters revenue charts, but Apple isn't losing any sleep over your purchasing habits. Saying a company who made more revenue than the GDP of 57 countries "doomed" anytime in the near future is asinine and uninformed.

37. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Android Nutella?

42. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Android Nobody_wants >:->

56. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Looks stupid.

47. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Mostly just stock Android fixing it's boring limitations, but really like the system-wide improvement of Doze. I can imagine my OnePlus One getting 8 hours of SOT with that improvement and the WiFi scanning fixed, considering what I'm currently gaining with Marshmallow: https://db.tt/5tYNJFLf SOT: https://db.tt/9kQB8lPI This is what I had with KitKat brand new out of the box: https://db.tt/FoiGBGRu SOT: https://db.tt/eFpupsY2 Regarding google assistant, would only use it if it doesn't require turning on of the fkn google now cards 24/7 spyware.

57. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I'm getting slightly higher with my OP3. But I can't kill it in one day. So more battery is no use for me.
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