Top 7 Android 7.0 Nougat features

Android 7.0 Nougat has officially started rolling out to Nexus devices.

If you own a Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus  9, Nexus Player or Pixel C, expect an update to appear over the course of the next several weeks. I was lucky enough to get the update on day one.

The update size is a total of 45MB because I’m running the latest developer build of Android N. This goes to show that changes to Nougat from the developer build of the operating system are mostly minor. I’m sure if you’re coming from Marshmallow, however, Nougat’s download size will be significantly bigger.

In the meantime, while you wait for your update, here are my 7 favourite features of Android 7.0 Nougat.

  1. Multi-window: Run two apps side-by-side. The windows are resizable by dragging the middle divider.

  2. Direct Reply: Reply directly to notifications without having to go into the app itself.

  3. Quick Settings Control: Quick Settings gives you easy access to some of your favourite settings. With Android Nougat, you get to choose which tiles go where, along with being able to delete and or move them.

  4. Stacked Notifications: Notifications have becoming smarter. Notifications now stack based on the type of app. This will reduce clutter and create a more organized experience.

  5. Emojis: Over 1500 Emoji including 72 new ones are now available.

  6. Doze 2.0: Doze was introduced with Android Marshmallow but it did not live up to expectations. Android N has improved doze by helping save more battery life. When you’re not using your phone it will go into low power usage.

  7. Display Size – In Android the only size you could change was the size of the text. But with Android 7.0 you can now adjust the size of the icons.

That wraps up our 7 favourite features of Android 7.0 Nougat. Let us know your favourite in the comments below.

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