Which new Android 7.1 Nougat feature you appreciate the most? (poll results)

We asked you yesterday which of the major new features that Android 7.1 Nougat brings to the table is your favorite addition, and the votes went overwhelmingly in favor of the new App Shortcuts option that mimics what phones with Force Touch displays are capable of. The new telephony features that offer better voice and phone performance are second in the favorite list - it's a calling device, after all - while the circular icons landed comfortably at third place.

Google recently introduced the Android 7.1 Nougat edition that is now shipping only on its own Pixel smartphones, and just outed that 7.1 developer preview images are available for the Pixel C, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P, along with some other gear. The 7.1 update is a pretty big thing, as it brings the most awaited and user-oriented features that Google teased us with during the Nougat announcement back in the spring.

Besides support for circular app icons and app shortcut APIs (icon actions upon long-press), image keyboard support for pasting media directly in chat threads, wallpaper metadata, and improved VR latency, there are some more obscure but important new options, too. 

Which new Android 7.1 Nougat feature you appreciate the most?

The circular icons
The app shortcuts
The image keyboard
The live wallpaper metadara
The VR latency enhancements
The new telephony features



1. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

metadara? I gots my eye on you

2. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

This poll should be done again after other devices get Android 7.0+

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

"Circular icons" LOL!!! App shortcut thing is a complete copy of 3D touch in iOS. I don't care who invented it first in 1815. They completely ripped it off from iOS to compete with iPhone along with design and a lot more. Even the price tag....lol

6. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Agree with that. Actually the whole 7.1.1 nougat kinda of IOS 10+ Samsung Touchwiz features.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/2/9244015/huawei-mate-s-force-touch-availability-price "Huawei brings Force Touch to its phones before Apple" And not all iPhone has force touch yet.

4. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

When apple releases 3D touch some sheeps were only whinning in every website that its a gimmick but now after 1 year when google just copied it it became the most beatiful feature of the year by the way iam android fan but not a sheep.

5. liviaemily_6

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 15, 2016

nothing of interest. Not just Apple, but Google too is loosing it’s innovative side. Only Microsoft seems interested in developing things that can matter one day.

9. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Because when you are at the bottom, only way is up (unless you are Blackberry)

7. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Circular icons! Such an awesome feature! I don't know how I was able to live without it before. Thank you so much Google!

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Battery life is fixed on my Nexus 6P after updating to beta 7.1.1! 16 hour off battery and I was at 46% when before I couldn't make it through the day without recharging.

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