Android 7.1 Nougat changelog: what to expect if you don't own a Pixel phone?

Yesterday, Google unveiled its first in-house developed smartphones, dubbed the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, which will also be the first to run the Android 7.1 Nougat maintenance update out of the box. What's interesting about this update, apart from all the new stuff that it's going to bring, is the fact that, well, some of that new stuff will be exclusive to the two Pixel phones. We already knew that the Pixel Launcher would be exclusive to the new phones, and figured the same would hold true for the unlimited storage deal and electronic image stabilization (EIS), but we were a bit surprised to find out that Google Assistant, the solid navbar icons, and the dynamically changing calendar icon, among other features, will be available only on the Pixels (or so it seems from this leaked changelog). We can't think of any good reason for Google to hold back on its new Assistant so hard, unless it is trying to push it as one of the main differentiators between its new smartphones and the rest of the Android world. Let's have a look a the full changelog:


Note: Please, keep in mind that this list of changes cannot be found on the official Android Developers website. It was provided by Android Police, and allegedly comes from “a source from Google.”

The good news is, that all devices to be treated to Android 7.1 will receive the cool fingerprint sensor swipe down gesture with mappable actions, as well as a blue light filter option, dubbed “Night Light”. The latter will either dim your display by applying a dark, translucent filter over everything, and/or decrease the color temperature of the screen — thus making colors warmer — in order to kill the so-called “blue light” that might negatively affect your sleep after prolonged exposure.

source: Android Police

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