The Android Nougat or the Android N, as it is being called is the latest Android operating system that Google has launched. It has been in a developmental stage for quite some time but now the full version has been released, much to the happiness of users and developers alike. This OS is being added by default to the brand new Google devices and Android One devices. The Nexus 6, Google Pixel C, the Nexus Player, Nexus 9, Nexus 6P and the latest Nexus 5X will all come with the Android Nougat preloaded in them. Other phones will get the software update gradually. There is an excitement and buzz about this software because of the implementation of many efficient and powerful features, which we will talk about later. First, I need to discuss how users who do not have Android and automatically on their phones will get this software.
Things to keep in mind before getting the Android Nougat:
The first thing that is to be done is obtain a backup of your device. Although the version of the Android 7.0 N is very stable because it is the completed software, it is better not to take any chances with your phone and all the information that you may be carrying in it. There is no saying whether everything will run smoothly during an OS update. So getting a backup is essential so that you can revert to your original software and settings if this process does not work for you. Therefore, go to your phone Settings and select Backup and Reset. After that, click on Backup my data so that the option is enabled. Also, enable the Automatic Restore option.
You can also complete the backing up process by manually copying all the folders of your SD card as well as your internal memory onto a folder in your computer system via the USB connection option.
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Getting the Android Nougat:
So once you are done backing up your device and you are comfortable that even if anything goes wrong, your device now has the capability to revert to its older self through the backup, it is time to check for the Android 7.0 N update. If your phone is a bit old, then the update will be delayed in arriving. However, through this process, you can speed up the arrival of the Android 7.0 N. This update will be an over the air update, and you need to keep a check about what is happening. Since it will arrive on all handsets like a regular update, you will be notified of it when it is available. Additionally, you can also manually check for the update by visiting the About Phone section in the System Settings. If it is not available there, know that the software is not there yet.
However, if you have a Nexus device, then you might be in with the chance to get the update before everybody else. For this, you have to visit the Android Beta website and sign up. As soon as the website detects your phone and you sign up for the first time, your device will be on the Eligible Devices list, even if it is the Nexus 6P, which is the older version. So once you get the option, without further ado enroll your device for the beta program. Once you are properly enrolled, you will get an update for your device.
Android Nougat features:
- One of the primary features of Android Nougat that is of great significance is the Multi-window support it offers. It means that users can multitask simultaneously on a single phone screen. Two apps can be opened side by side and worked on at the same time. The big name phones already had this feature thanks to the mods, and since it is found to be very useful, Google has updated this system to its official Android OS.
- Apple also recently released the split screen feature for its iOS version 9. Android TV also gets the picture in picture mode you can work on your TV screen while at the same time of video will be playing at the corner on a smaller screen if you want to do both the task simultaneously. A quick double tap on the recent button present in the navigation bar also allows the rapid flipping of apps.
- The direct reply notification has also been made a standard addition to the Android Operating System so that users don’t have to open an app to respond to a message. WhatsApp already introduced it to its latest version and Google also has followed. It first appeared in Apple devices as Quick Reply in the iOS 8 version, but the difference is that Apple’s version only caters to the iMessage app. A quicker way to check and modify settings has also been made available. It appears when the user pulls down the notification bar.
- A critical thing that Google has also added to the Android Nougat is the doors Mod 2.0. Marshmallow came about with this feature, and it has been hit since then since it saves a humongous amount of battery by putting the phone in a deep sleep mode automatically when not in use for a particular time period. The performance of the Android 7.0 N is also a big plus as is the most advanced graphics supporting version of the Android OS yet. The addition of Vulcan gives game developers a lot of freedom to do whatever they want for feature-rich games. Runtime improvement and seamless Android updation have also been included along with launcher shortcuts and better security features.
With all these new advancements the Android OS has performed exceptionally well and is on fire with the iOS version 9, if not better than that. This voice is one which is powerful and attractive and seems to be a thing for the future.
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