Despite Android 7.0 developer’s preview being available for a while now, Google unveiled the new Android OS as Nougat. To make it not sound confusing, Google termed the new Android OS as Android 7.0 Nougat.
Thankfully, the factory images for the new OS are now available. Not to every smartphone, but currently for the Nexus 9, Pixel C and Nexus Player. Nevertheless, the images for the recent Nexus smartphones should be available soon.
Just before we had over to the images download links. Let’s talk about some of the new features, android 7.0 Nougat brings on board
Some Android 7.0 Nougat New Features
- Ability to quickly switch to the previous app (by double-tapping the multitasking button),
- Split-screen mode, picture-in-picture, and double tap to quickly switch.
- Vulkan graphics API,
- file-based encryption,
- Customizable Quick Settings in Android 7.0 Nougat
- Direct replies from notifications, bundled notifications,
- It brings with it the ability to set multiple locales and languages, 72 new emoji, multi-window functionality,
- Newly dedicated VR mode,
- Doze on the go for better battery management and new data saver for restricting data usage for background apps.
- A built-in mobile data saver,
- and more…
Having stated that, let’s head over to the download links for the respective devices.
- Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi): factory image / OTA image
- Pixel C: factory image / OTA image
- Nexus Player: factory image / OTA image
It is also being said that the Android Nougat OS will be gracing the Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, Motorola Nexus 6, HTC Nexus 9, Asus Nexus Player, Google Pixel C and other devices running the developer preview version.
More eligible devices for the Android 7.0 Nougat OS will be unveiled in due time.