Chew on Google’s new Android Nougat
After a long awaited beta process the new and latest version of Google’s Android Nougat is finally rolling into a range of Nexus phones. But it is essential that you have a compatible device to reap the benefits of the newest version. The list of compatible phones includes Nexus 6P, 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Pixel C and the Nexus Player. The features of the NOUGAT are as follows:
- Better UI and notifications: The control toggles are much faster and you can tweak your Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other settings much more quickly. Also, the format of the notification menu has been improved to allow optimal access of information with newer fonts and better spacing.
- Quick Switch Option: This enables the user to go the last used app by double tapping on the “Recent” button, which also features a “Clear All” button to ease up the process of closing multiple windows.
- Split Screen: This allows the user to open two windows side by side, thus allowing greater functionality of using multiple apps at the same time. Thus you can see how that the Nougat as specifically stressed on multitasking functions.
- Android TV: Nougat allows the latest “picture I picture option” that is targeted to android TV users Android TV: and allows the user to watch a pinned video in the corner of the window with another activity running in the background.
- Vulkan API: This helps the OS support all kinds of graphical applications, gaming experience and VR, thus making these experiences more vivid and better looking games for users.
- New Daydream: This is a VR app dedicated especially to android and allows you to enjoy your VR experience smoother and clearer. This app opts for ultra-low latency. However, the existing phones will not support this, but the newest Nexus phones will.
- Allo Messaging App: This app allows you to make booking and reservations, and also do web searches within your text conversations. It also features the “Incognito Chat” which will add end to end encryption to your messages. The app can also generate auto messages in accordance to the searches you have previously used. Additionally, you can get previews of callers before you pick up and calls optimized for limited bandwidth connectors.
- Better Overall Specs and Updates: Like any other Google update, the new features of the Nougat promises to run better on lower end machines, compared to previous versions. The “Doz” features automatically reads the machine details and scales back or forward according to the power, thus allowing better battery life and more time for app developers to reduce the amount of background power they consume. Additionally, the Nougat introduces “seamless updates”, allow the phone to automatically update without any distraction to the current activity of the phone.
All in all in the Nougat sounds like something you could easily chew in. However, some critics have deemed it very restrictive to the number of phones and users that it will be initially available to. But its streamlines and speedy features does sound tempting enough to get the newest Nexus phone.