Google officially unveiled the Android 7.0 Nougat for certain Nexus devices earlier this week.
The latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system has brought a number of new cool features to improve the overall user experience. Here are five I I’ve found to be the most useful.
(1) Split Screen Apps:
Split screen mode is arguably the most notable feature of the Android 7.0 which lets the users run two apps on their screen simultaneously.
This means you can read a webpage while the Twitter feed is updating or watch a video while replying to emails and do much more without switching between the apps.
Some third-party split screen or multitasking apps have been found on high-end Samsung smartphones and tablets in past, but they worked only with certain apps. Now Google has natively included the feature in Android that runs almost all the apps I’ve tried.
(2) Instant Apps:
The instant Apps feature is described as the biggest change to app stores in years, which allows you to immediately run an app in Google Play Store even without having to download it.
Simply open Play Store page and you can instantly test an app to see whether should download it or not.
(3) Better Notifications:
The notification menu has got a cool overhaul in the Android Nougat. The update utilises the available space more effectively to give a sleeker look to the notifications so you can easily determine where they have come from.
The feature also enables you to bundle notifications of the same app together. You can then expand these notifications by tapping expand icon to get more details. This feature is particularly useful for messaging apps like WhatsApp, which often fills the entire notification menu with separate messages.
Furthermore, a new Direct Reply feature also allows you to reply to the incoming messages within the notification area.
(4) New Emojis:
A good news for emoji lovers is that the Android Nougat comes up with a set of 72 new emojis including an avocado, a gecko, a rhino, a boxing glove and a glass of milk. The emoji designs have also been significantly improved, and many of them are more human-looking than the earlier versions.
(5) Doze on The Go:
One of the widely-appreciated features of Android Marshmallow was Doze, its role was to save battery life by shutting down background tasks when the device was not being used or in remained sleep mode.
In Android Nougat, Google has taken this feature to the next level to save the battery even when your phone is in motion.
Doze on the Go starts doing its work whenever the display is off for a certain period of time. This means you can save battery even while carrying your phone in your pocket.