The Android operating system 7.0 Nougat was the start of the race with iOS 10. Monday, 22 August, Google announced the availability for users of final Assembly of the new operating system. It is argued that a large part of the errors and problems that emerged during the test period have been overcome.
The first Android 7.0 Nougat holders will have Nexus gadgets, in particular smartphones and tablets, 5X Nexus, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C. the owners of the Nexus 5, released in 2013, will remain without the new OS. The main support of the office ended last year, soon it will cease to receive security fixes.
The main innovation of Android 7.0 Nougat is, of course, multitasking split screen. Smartphones and tablets will be able to display two applications on the screen simultaneously, and the programs for video playback will support picture-in-picture.
The notification interface has also received a number of changes. There is a new way to reply to messages directly through the app notifications — this feature is already present in Hangouts. The new interface also allows applications to display more useful information. Moreover, there were “related notifications”, by which the application will be able to organize multiple messages in one card.
Google has changed the way icons are displayed on the quick access like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Now they will be displayed in one row at the top of the screen will be much less. To bring up the extended menu, you can click the special arrow. The changes affect energy-saving function Doze. From now on, she will be involved in the system more actively: in particular, the function will work even when the phone screen is turned off. Android 7.0 “Nougat” is optimized for devices with weak “stuffing”, also the operating system introduces support for Java 8.
This year the release of the new version of Android took place before the debut of the new iOS release. Android now supports 400 original equipment manufacturers, 500 mobile operators and millions of developers. Despite this, in terms of release date updates for end users, Android still lags behind iOS. That is why, observers believe, this move of Google is entirely justified.