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 like a storage manager intent (apps can take the user directly to a new Settings screen to clear unused files and free up space), or new carrier telephony options.
That is why we wanted to ask you which of the major new features that Android 7.1 Nougat brings to the table is your favorite addition, tell us in the poll below.