Android 7.0 Nougat OS Starts Pecking Smartphones and Tablets

August 24, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google’s updated timeframe for the release of Android OS has been put to effect without any hitches. With this, most of the Google devices has now started receiving their biggest software update for the year, the Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

The official version now arrives after being under beta for nearly three months under the beta mode. Google has also released its final developer preview version last month.

Google has announced that it’s a gradual roll out which will be first hitting the nexus devices at first. This include Motorola Nexus 6, LG Nexus 5X, Huawei Nexus 6P, HTC Nexus 9, Asus Nexus Player, Google Pixel C and General Mobile 4G, which runs Android One.

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It should take a few weeks’ time to reach all the above mentioned devices, as Google has slated that the devices will be receiving the over-the-air OS update in coming weeks. This may even take months for some devices.

So users needn’t lose their calm if it doesn’t arrive soon. Apart from this, the official version will also be available on all devices that has been registered to Google’s Android Beta program. As with the rest, the wait is still on as an official Android 7.0 update will arrive on their devices only when the manufacturer bakes it up for you.

Google’s latest Android offering hosts a number of new features like multi-window multitasking feature, improved battery saving options via Doze, etc. It also packs support for Google’s new VR standard called DayDream VR. The other features included in the new OS are quick-reply from notification bar, 72 new emojis, file based encryption, bundled notifications, improved data saving, among the rest.

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