Google has started rolling out the first batch of the Android 7.0 Nougat to supported devices. Starting today, all supported devices will get an over-the-air software update to Android 7.0 Nougat over the next several weeks. Google has also released the Android 7.0 source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Devices to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update in the first batch
Android 7.0 Nougat update will start rolling out to users, starting with Nexus devices. These are the Huawei Nexus 6, LG Nexus 5X, Motorola Nexus 6P, HTC Nexus 9, Asus Nexus Player, Google Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One). All these devices will receive the update through over the air software update. LG Nexus 4 users are not going to receive the Android 7.0 update. Devices that are currently running the Developer Preview and enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive the Nougat update.
Upcoming LG V20 smartphone will be the first new smartphone that will come with Android 7.0 Nougat, right out of the box.
The roll out of Android 7.0 will take weeks to complete, so don’t panic if your Nexus device isn’t showing an update notification.
What’s new in Android 7.0
- Expanded emoji with over 1,500 different emoji, including 72 new ones
- Ability to set multiple locales and languages
- Quick Settings controls for easy access to things like bluetooth, WiFi, flashlight and more.
- Multi-window functionality to run two apps side-by-side, Direct reply to notifications, and Quick switch to the previous app
- Lower power usage for even better battery life
- The Vulkan graphics API (an advanced 3D rendering API), and a dedicated VR mode – Daydream.
- Built-in mobile data saver
- File-based encryption for more secure experience
- Direct Boot to help your device startup faster
You can check the complete details and full list of features of Android 7.0 Nougat at Google’s official page.