Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out to Android One devices

Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest mobile OS from Google starts rolling our for Android One devices

By: Tech Desk | Updated: September 14, 2016 7:48 am
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Google is pushing Android 7.0 Nougat to Android One devices. The update comes just two weeks after the availability of Android N on Nexus devices.

Google often pushes the latest Android update first to Nexus range and then seeds the same to compatible Android One devices. This time around, the update has come in just two weeks time. Google had followed similar approach last year with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. GSMArena reports a Cherry Mobile G1 user to have gained access to the update. Android One devices get latest Android a day after Google releases the Nexus factory images.

Android 7.0 Nougat is a significant update over Marshmallow. Android 7.0 Nougat follows on the successful material design first seen with the launch of Marshmallow but adds new design elements to notifications.

The single major update with Android 7.0 Nougat is the split-screen multitasking feature. The feature works only with handful of apps but should add support for all apps very soon. The feature is ideal for surfing the web and chatting with your friend on WhatsApp. However, some Google apps lack support for this feature.

Android N also offers a new notifications panel with quick access to standard features like WiFi, Bluetooth, et cetera. There is also new bundled notifications which give access to notifications from same app in the form of thread. Android N also adds Direct Reply feature which basically allows users to reply directly from within the notification panel. Google basically wants users to skip accessing apps and get things done directly from the notification tray.

Read more: Android N developer preview: Split-screen multitasking, interactive notifications and more

There are several number of devices yet to get Android 7.0 Nougat update and with Android One devices getting the update, Google is staying true to its commitment to update Android One devices at the earliest.