Android 7.0 Nougat Got Officially Released and Starts Rolling Out

Google’s latest version of Android, the Android 7.0 Nougat got officially released yesterday. As scheduled earlier the company officially announced the release of their latest version of Android along with the Android 7 website. The new version is the successor of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company also announced that the new version will start rolling out for the Nexus devices from today onwards.

(Also see: Nokia Coming Back with Android 7.0 Nougat Powered Handset this Year)

The main feature of the new Android Nougats are:
  • Performance: New JIT compiler for faster updates, VR mode, and Vulkan API support.
  • Battery & data: Doze on the go for better battery management and new data saver for restricting data usage for background apps.
  • Productivity: Split-screen mode, picture-in-picture, and double tap to quickly switch.
  • Notifications: Bundled notifications, direct reply, and notification controls.
  • System usability improvements: Customizable quick settings, redesigned quick settings bar, redesigned Settings, emergency information, and lockscreen wallpaper.
  • Emoji: Unicode 9 emoji
  • Privacy and security: New direct boot, seamless software updates (for new devices), file-based encryption, and scoped folder access.
  • Device setup and migration: More settings are no covered by Android Backup.
  • Internalization: Multiple locales support, new languages, and new language preferences.
  • Accessibility: Accessibility settings are now part of the setup, customizable display size, accessibility mono output, and variable text to speech speed.
  • Android for Work: New work mode lets you turn off notifications from work apps.

Earlier, Nokia also reveled their upcoming new Android Powered handset which will run on Android 7.0 Nougat. As we check the history of Android Operating system, Google is constantly updating its OS to make it better in each new release and give users a good experience, which makes it so acceptable and to compete with Apple’s IOS too.

(Also see: Find Call Settings Option in Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

NameVersionRelease DateRemark
Alpha1.023 September 2008Test Version
Beta1.19 February 2009Test Version
Cupcake1.527 April 2009First Mobile Version
Donut1.615 September 2009Updated Version
Eclair2.0 – 2.126 October 2009Updated Version
Froyo2.2 – 2.2.320 May 2010Updated Version
Gingerbread2.3 – 2.3.76 December 2010Most Successful Version
Honeycomb3.0 – 3.2.622 February 2011Updated Version
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0 – 4.0.418 October 2011Updated Version
Jelly Bean4.1 – 4.3.19 July 2012Another Mostly used version
KitKat4.4 – 4.4.431 October 2013Most used version
Lollipop5.0 – 5.1.112 November 2014Most used version
Marshmallow6.0 – 6.0.15 October 2015Currently used Version
Nougat7.022 August 2016Latest Version

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