Everything You Need to Know About Android Nougat

Android Nougat

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Android Nougat is the new version of the Android Operating System. If your device can run it, just install it. Why? Because it comes with a major overhaul. New features have been added, allowing devices to perform better than before. Though it retains the dramatic visual, there is no doubt that it receives major improvements. For those who have been using Marshmallow for quite a while, you will notice a few differences. We will make a list of the key features.

Faster update

One of the recent additions is faster update processes. You can do anything on your Smartphone and let the system download the new update in the background. However, to complete the process you need to reboot the device.

Multi-window multitasking

This is another good addition to Android Nougat. Multitasking itself is already beneficial, but if you can open multiple, it will greatly help. It is reminiscent of the same feature from Samsung. The thing is this comes from a different developer, so you can expect differences. What is this all about? Multi-window multitasking is basically the typical multitasking, but shown split on the screen. It is commonly 50/50 by default. Depending on the size of the screen, you may need to pull up the apps on the top and bottom of the screen. As for tablets, the windows may be split between left and right.

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Better battery management

Have you heard ‘Project Doze’? This is an interesting feature coming with Marshmallow. It has been revised for Nougat. It is a feature that helps a phone deactivate itself when it is put in a stationary position for a period of time. By deactivate we mean that the phone will go into hibernation as long as it’s not being used. The version with Nougat is even better because the feature still works even when the Smartphone is still moving, like when it’s stored in your pocket or bag.

Improved notifications

Notifications have become an integral part of an Android phone. Back in the day, to read a notification we had to open the related app. Now that Android Nougat has been updated, we no longer need to open an app if you want to reply to a notification. It can be done directly from the tray. It may not sound groundbreaking, but it is still an improvement, nonetheless. Of course, reading a notification on the app is still possible. Just tap on it and you can see everything clearly. (Also read: How to Stop Android Apps from Running in the Background)

Customizable Quick Settings

There is a list of 5 toggles on the notifications shade. They can be rearranged to your liking. Take a look at the small arrow on the right side. This is a shortcut if you want to go to the full Quick Settings page. Android Nougat also lets you have more pages of tiles. Some come with a toggle in which you can use to enable or disable settings. One thing you should know is that turning Wi-Fi and Bluetooth On/Off should be done right inside the mini-menu. If you feel the need to rearrange the tiles, there is an ‘Edit’ button at the bottom of the full Quick Settings list. Just tap on that and redo the tiles as much as you want. This also includes replacing them.

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