Android Nougat 7.0: Top 5 Features You Probably Didn’t Know It Can Do

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Android Nougat
Android Nougat

Google has released Android Nougat for Nexus devices. The latest operating system brings several new features. For those who have installed Nougat update, must have a look at these hidden features of Android Nougat.

Navigation Bar Customizer

The navigation bar in the new Android Nougat is customizable. Users can mix, match or add new software buttons to the navigation bar. While the current navigation bar offers options for back, home and recently used apps, the new navigation bar will support additional options. These options include a clipboard or a keyboard switcher, overview button, spacer and more.

Background System Updates

According to BGR, system will be updated in the background while the device is connected to Wi-Fi. OTA downloaded in the background will be installed as a separate system image on the device storage. Operating system will boot the new update when the users reboot the device. This means device users need not reboot the handset immediately and need not to wait for the installation to complete.


Reply in Notification

Android Nougat will include direct reply in notifications option. With this feature users will be able to reply without launching particular app.


Multi-windows is one of the coolest features of Android Nougat. This will let the users to perform more than one task at a time. This feature is already there in some Samsung and LG devices. The new update will bring this feature to all the devices running Android Nougat.

Internal Optimizations

Internal Optimizations will improve the performance of the device. One of the Google engineers confirmed that users will not see this feature. However, they will notice the improvement.

Google?s engineer Anwar Ghuloum said: ?I?m pretty excited about a bunch of the under the hood improvements we?ve made: JIT, OTA speed, and some big kernel scheduler changes. It?s something no user will see, but hopefully they?ll notice ? In general, I?d like to see us do more with upstream Linux to optimize for mobile.?

Moreover, there are several other other features like Doze Mode, Night Mode, VR mode and more.

Also read: List of devices that are expected to receive Nougat update.

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