This week saw the official release of the Android operating system 7.0 Nougat. Google has launched a newsletter update to supported Nexus devices 6P, 5X Nexus, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G. It also became known that LG is V20 will be the first smartphone that will receive the new version of the operating system out of the box, his announcement is scheduled for September 6.
Among the key features of Android 7.0 Nougat: increase battery life, support for virtual reality, new opportunities multi-tasking, “instant application”.
With the release of 7.0 Nougat Android developers have created Android Apps Instant so — called instant native Android applications that do not require installation. By clicking on a special link program can be downloaded almost instantly, like a normal web page, they will be downloaded to the device, not entirely, but only partially. According to Google traffic Instant Apps, in many cases, comparable with the normal traffic of the web pages. Application of a new type will be compatible not only with Android N, but with previous versions — starting with Jellybean (4.1).
In Android 7.0 Nougat, you can open two apps simultaneously in a split screen, now you don’t have to choose between watching the video or reading the article and checking social networks.
There are three ways to activate this feature: if you hold the multitasking button, from the window of recently opened programs and covert way, which is activated in a separate item “Settings”. After activation you can select a second app by swiping up on the multitasking button. Otherwise, the principle of operation is different from that on iOS and Windows.
After both apps are on the screen, you can move the separator and thereby to change, in what proportions will be split screen. After you enable this mode button the multitasking will be transformed, and after pressing the two-window mode will turn off.
Of power saving options
Now the power saving mode Doze is triggered not only when the device is lying still, as was implemented in the version of the Marshmallow, but when display is off. This will allow you to save even more battery power. Those who have managed to try a release version of “Nougat”, note that the life time of the device is increased by 15-20% due to new technology.
In Android 7.0 Nougat was increased precision Doze, and now OS more accurately determines the time when the smartphone is idle, and optimizes the system depending on the usage scenario.
Android 7.0 Nougat has got built-in virtual reality mode, which should improve user experience when using devices that support the platform’s Daydream. The special regime included in the navigation system to navigate a new VR environment and a store with the programs, games, films and music. Specifically for Daydream the company will release a special VR version of apps like YouTube, street View, Google Play Store, the Movies Play” and “Google Photos”. Programs for the new platform also offers online cinema Netflix and major game studios, including Ubisoft and Electronic Arts.
In Google Android 7.0 introduces the ability to update apps and the OS in the background. Now the update files and the system will load in the background and installed instantly after a restart. This concept assumes that the system uses a single branch in the repository, and the second to install the update. Updates will be automatically downloaded to your device in the background. As soon as the user reboots the smartphone or tablet, he can use the new version of the OS, without the interruption of a process of interaction with the device. Lost hated by many “streamline”.