By: Next Communications December 02, 2016 In: Android, Google, HTC, Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Motorola, Samsung, Uncategorized

Android Nougat 7.0 has already been released for some devices and is slowly rolling out to more. It’s Google’s big refresh of its operating system for phones and tablets. Android’s operating system has been so refined over the years that it is now on letter 14 of the alphabet.

Android Nougat is already available on the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Google Pixel C and the Nexus Player. Unfortunately the Nexus 5 isn’t going to be able to upgrade to Nougat at all.

Samsung, LG, HTC and other phone makers will have to rework their own version of the software in order for their users to download it, and that can take months.

Samsung brought a Android Nougat beta to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on 9th November, before it plans to make a final version of the operating system.

HTC has confirmed that it will be bringing the update to the HTC 10, One A9 and One M9 by the end of 2016.

Motorola has confirmed that Nougat will be available to download on the Moto G4, G4 Play, G4 Plus, Moto X Style, X Play and X Force along with their Droid phones. Nougat is already available for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.

Features

Multi-Window Support – true multitasking support has arrived, and Split Screen is now available with Android Nougat so you can have two apps open at once.

Direct Reply Notifications – you won’t have to navigate away from your current open app to answer an incoming message. You can reply from the notification at the top of the screen.

Doze Mode 2.0 – the company’s energy-saving software has been stepped up by expanding Doze Mode so that it limits background tasks whenever the screen is turned off. Essentially a deep standby mode for whenever your device is stationary.