The Latest News on Android Nougat

Posted on Aug 2 2016 - 1:05pm by Robert

So, the next Android operating system should be out this autumn, and it will be called Android Nougat.

The first phones that will feature it are the upcoming HTC Nexus models. The new version of the operating system was announced at Google IO 2016 and the highlights should include better graphics and battery life, as well as more powerful notifications and quicker downloading times for system updates.

There are even more new emojis for you to use, with 72 brand new ones promised. Perhaps more exciting is that you can now use conversational language while speaking to the Google Assistant on your searches.

Allo and Duo


Google Allo is a smart messaging app that looks like it could also be pretty useful. Duo is also being introduced, with this being a video calling app that anyone can use.

While Android Nougat doesn’t look drastically different to previous generations of the operation system, the people at Google say that they have make big changes in the areas of performance, productivity and security.

Tablet users might be interested in the new multi-window mode on Android Nougat, as it will let them look at their apps side by side or on top of one another. It also works on phones but is probably best suited to the bigger screen on tablets.

A lot of work has also been on making the new Android better at presenting virtual reality. Among the changes in this respect are stereo notifications and smooth head-tracking. Also worth mentioning is that the new night mode has a red filter to avoid blue light disrupting your sleep.

What would you like to see on the next version of Android?

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