All You Need to Know About Android Nougat: Release Date, Features, Specifications & More

Google has ultimately launched Android 7.0 Nougat. In this post, we will discuss everything you should know about this new software, including its exclusive features.

People have given many ideas online from which Google has launched the official name of the Android’s next version – 7.0 Nougat. The show took place over Snapchat. From the beginning, the name Android Nougat was a company favourite along with Nutella, so not very much of amazement; however, it’s good to have a strong label to attach to the new software.


Release date:
Android Nougat was launched on 22nd August 2016. Google declared that the new LG V20 is going to be the first ever smartphone running Nougat. Nexus phones will start getting the update instantly.

Date of availability:
Both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will receive Android Nougat and the next year’s Android O by September 2017. The Nexus 6P and Nexus 9 both will be supported by Android Nougat until October 2016.

Features & Specifications:
New features of Android Nougat can be classified into 3 categories – Productivity, Performance, and Security.


In Android Nougat, Google is targeting on runtime and graphics for performance. It has launched the new Vulkan 3D graphics API, which has a quite lower CPU overhead than OpenGL and enables developers for squeezing quite more a graphical description into frames. It is also launching the JTI Compiler, for which the app installs 75% faster and lessens the compiled code size by 50%.

Google featured enhancements in security via seamless updates, media system hardening and file-based encryption. Especially, these seamless updates imply that your device will download new software background images and set up them for the next time you reboot your device. With the help of the file-based encryption, you additionally will not require entering your device password upon rebooting.

Productivity is another target. According to Google, people use only 7 latest apps from the app drawer, and so the wheel will be limited. A Clear all button will also be there.
If you double-tap the recent apps button, it will quickly switch you to the previous app; however, this feature was already through a long press on the similar button.
The multi-window mode finds 2 uses folded in the picture-in-picture and the standard, split-screen view, designed for Android TV.
Besides, replying from within notifications was invisible, and also the notification visibility, helping you hide or block the same notifications fast in the future through a long press and support for the Unicode 9.0 Emoji.

Android VR:
For VR, native support was also launched officially. The mobile VR platform, Daydream was declared, which arrives with lots of specifications phones need to meet for being compatible. The manufacturers who are making Daydream-compatible devices are Huawei, Xiaomi, LG, HTC, and Samsung.

New features:
All new features of Android Nougat include:
• The menu displays whether an app was installed from the Play Store or an APK.
• A Nougat Easter Egg displays a cat emoji
• Improvements to Google Now Launcher
• 3D touch support
• VR mode
• Svelte design
• Android Beta Program
• Improved Doze mode
• New notifications panel
• Multi-window mode
• Reply to messages from the notification bar
• Menu between the notification settings
So, these are all about the new Android Nougat 7.0. What do you think of it? Feel free to let us know.