Android 7.1 Nougat is available only to a limited number of devices such as Google Pixel and the Pixel XL. The new mobile operating system is packed with new features that many Android mobile device owners would want to experience.
Here are some of Android 7.1 Nougat's features.
The settings menu of the latest operating system is different and smarter. Users will see suggestions at the top that reminds them of setting up security such as fingerprint scanner, wallpaper change and more. The new settings menu allows users to jump from one settings menu to another with just a quick swipe, which will make navigating through the settings faster and easier.
Data Saver Mode
Smartphone users often use their handsets to browse the internet, check email, download apps and more.
With the new Data Saver mode in Android 7.1 Nougat, users can limit the use of data by their device. When Data Saver mode is turned on, then apps will not be able to access mobile data in the background.
The new app launcher in Android 7.1 Nougat allows users to create app shortcuts. Users have to long-press the app launcher to reveal the app and then tap on the app to reveal the associated shortcuts.
Apps can now define circular launcher icons, but they can be used only on devices that support them.
Multiview Or Split Screen Mode
With Android Nougat, users can split the screen in two and access two apps at once. The novel feature means that customers can keep watching a movie and text at the same time.
Multi-screen view has been available on Samsung and LG re-skin versions of Android but the feature was never built in in Android itself.
The feature would be great for people who use bigger devices. However, customers should note that some full-screen apps such as games are exempt from the feature.
Google Assistant is a smart personal assistant that Google announced in May this year. Google Assistant is considered to be an extension of Google Now but it can also engage in two-way conversations.
Customers can get answers to many questions such as finding the capital or weather condition of a country of visit. Asking the personal assistant to play music, find restaurants, get directions and more is also possible.
Storage management can be difficult for many smartphone owners. The Smart Storage feature of Android 7.1 Nougat helps people who want to free space on their device.
It works in the background and automatically removes older backed-up files such as videos and photos, which clears precious drive space. The removed files are still backed up in the cloud, which means customers can use them when required.
The Android Developer team has posted a video that highlights the new Android 7.1 Nougat features.