Android 7.0 Nougat: Features of Google’s latest OS

  1. Expanded emoji – There are now over 1,500 different emoji built into Android, including 72 new ones.
  2. Quick Settings controls – Quick Settings gives you easy access to things like bluetooth, WiFi and the all-important flashlight. With Android Nougat, you can actually control what tiles go where, and move ‘em around to fit your needs.
  3. Multi-window Run two apps side-by-side. The windows are resizable, too, by simply dragging the divider.
  4. Multi-locale support Apps can tailor their content based on your locale settings.
  5. Direct Reply – Reply directly to notifications without having to open any app.
  6. Quick Switch – Switch between your two most recently used apps by simply double tapping the Overview button.
  7. Seamless updates – New Android devices with Nougat can install software updates in the background which means you won’t have to wait while your device installs the update and optimizes all your apps for the new version.
  8. File-based encryption – Android Nougat can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.
  9. Direct Boot – Direct Boot helps your device startup faster, and apps run securely even before you unlock your device when your device reboots.
  10. VulkanTM – Games will now leap to life thanks to high-speed, next-generation graphics — all powered by your device’s multi-core processor.
  11. Active VR mode – With VR mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Available on Daydream-ready phones.