August 20, 2016 02:37 PM NPT
The latest installment of Android, version 7.0, also christened as Nougat is all set to be launched and we are counting moments.
According to Canadian mobile operator Telus, the all-new Android Nougat will be available to Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X users starting August 22.
The Canadian carrier mentions that Nexus smartphones will receive the Nougat update from the coming Monday.
However, Google is yet to announce a date for release.
Here are five interesting things you would love to know about Android Nougat and why it is one of the most important release for Google:
1. Manual Exposure Control And A Lot Of Other Camera Features
We have seen a couple of preview builds of Android Nougat earlier and we couldn’t find any such feature that could actually allow users to control exposure manually instantly from the camera app. However, Android Police has recently reported that the final build will be coming with a slide on the right hand side of the camera app that would allow users to control exposure manually. Along with this, there seems to be a lot of other interesting camera features as well including customization of volume buttons for certain camera functions.
2. Watch More And Do More With Split Screen
If you are already using a Samsung tab or a Chinese smartphone like Xiaomi or Honor, you would already know what we are talking about. It was high time for Google to incorporate the split-screen function in stock Android as most of the skinned versions already have this.
3. Reply Directly From The Notifications Menu
Open the app from the notifications menu and replying consumes in a couple of seconds… and it seems Google wants to make Android N too effective and user friendly as much as possible. Users will be having a ‘direct reply’ feature on Android N that allows to respond to text messages or update task lists directly from the notification menu.
4. Be More VR Friendly
We have already seen how friendly is Android Nougat with Virtual Reality in the dev preview 5 build. Users get the VR options in the Display settings and are able to access options like ‘use low motion blur settings’ or ‘do nothing’, reports Tech2.
5. Doze Your Smartphone When Screen Is Turned Off
Most of us have experience a powerful battery saving mode on Android M that turned on automatically when the smartphone was kept stationary. However, now, with Android Nougat, Google has come up with ‘Doze on the Go’ feature that activated power saving mode as soon as the screen is turned off. Users can save more battery with this new mode and as we all know, saving battery is our ultimate criteria when it comes to smartphones these days!