Android Nougat is here and it’s a thing of beauty. It may not have the same dramatic visual overhaul we were first treated to in Android Lollipop two versions ago, but Nougat provides a lot of major improvements and refinements over Marshmallow, along with quite a few nice new usability changes.
Android 7.0 Review
The builds are so similar that if you were running Android N dev preview 5, the official OTA for the Android 7.0 update was a tiny 49.5 MB, compared to 1.1 GB if you updated from Marshmallow. The beta build includes a new notification design, new Settings menu design, a multi-window view, notification direct reply, custom DPI support, added status bar icon options, added quick launch for third-party applications, and improved shelf customisation, among other things.
OnePlus 3 receives Android 7.0 Nougat in open beta
If you own a OnePlus 3, you can install an early version of Android 7.0. This is an unfinished version of OnePlus’ OxygenOS based on Nougat, so it’s only meant for those of you who are feeling adventurous and don’t mind running beta software on your phones. OnePlus notes that right off the bat Android Pay may not work properly, and there are general stability and performance problems.
Features of Android Nougat
This section will be devoted almost entirely to Nougat’s multi-tasking and split screen functionality.Verified Boot in Nougat will make rooting Android a little harder.
Some features are plain, simple and intuitive. From new feature additions to tweaks on Marshmallow staples, Nougat does a lot of things better than its predecessor.The notifications area in Nougat has received a slight makeover, doing away with the Google Now-esque cards from Marshmallow and going super flat and full-width.
A lot of work has been put into speeding Android up, a far greater project you can see Google-wide, from Chrome optimization and Accelerated Mobile Pages to Google Fiber and the Wing drone delivery project.
Data Saver is not exactly rocket-science, but it does put the tools in your hands rather than in those of app developers. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won’t be able to access mobile data.