Lately there has been a lot of buzz in the market about the latest release from Android called Nougat. So to clear the airs we have decided to write this post and tell how the highs and lows of this android version.
To tell you about Android Nougat in a nutshell, we would say that android is making its foundation stronger. With less performance issues, extended functionality ,less feature flip flopping and way better polishing, Android Nougat is definitely going to prove a hit in the market.
Marshmallow largely maintained the overall look of Lollipop but baked in some big new features like Doze Mode, the fingerprint API and granular permissions. One year on and Nougat follows suit, maintaining the home screen and app drawer design of Marshmallow, but digging even deeper, laying the fundamental groundwork for what is yet to come.
- Multitasking and Split Screen mode
Split-screen works in both portrait and landscape mode, with the two ‘windows’ only being resizable in portrait mode. Split-screen mode can be activated by long-pressing the app overview/recent apps button while in an app proper.
- Switching apps quicklyThis is basically just moving between two most recently used apps. You can switch whenever you’re in a full-screen app and can also use it in the secondary window of split screen mode.
- Quick reply and Bundled notificationThe notifications area in Nougat has a slight change. Now You get more information and less wasted space in them too. This is exactly what you want from a notification. Likewise, bundled notifications and Quick Reply are so obvious and so useful it’s surprising they haven’t appeared in stock Android until now.
- Prioritize your NotificationsAlong with the earlier features of the notification tray now you can long-press a notification to access its priority settings or swipe it a little to the side and tap the gear icon to access your options.
- Doze ModeDoze Mode now works not only when the device is stationary for a while but also when it is in motion.
- Multi-language support, emoji and app links
There’s 72 new emoji in Nougat including various skin tones courtesy of Unicode 9. The wallpaper picker allows you to set an image as a home screen wallpaper, lock screen wallpaper or both.
- New Settings menu
The Settings menu has been reconfigured in Android 7.0. With the two primary changes being the addition of a hamburger menu on the left and the presence of high-order information under each Settings section title.
- DNDDo Not Disturb settings allow you to choose from Total Silence, Alarms Only and Priority Only for a short period of time or indefinitely and also set exceptions.
If you’re planning to buy a new cell-phone now, buy a one which is guaranteed to get the latest android nougat. These are the ones we recommend-
Phones guaranteed to get Nougat:
Huawei Nexus 6P
This is the flagship Android phone right now. It is also an official Google phone and it will definitely get the Android Nougat update. Possibly within days of the public launch of the new operating system.
Buy Huawei Nexus 6P from : AMAZON- Rs 38,999, FLIPKART -Rs39,998
LG Nexus 5X
This is also a current generation Nexus phone and hence will definitely get Nougat update. Possibly at the same time when Nexus 6P gets it.
Buy LG Nexus 5X from : AMAZON- RS 27,999, FLIPKART- RS 25,990
HTC 10, HTC One A9 and HTC One M9
These are high-end HTC phones and they will get the Android Nougat. That much has been confirmed by HTC. But the chances are the updates will be delayed. HTC may take a few months after the launch of Android Nougat before it brings the updates to these phones. Also, HTC 10 will most likely be the first HTC phone to get it.
Buy HTC 10 from : AMAZON- Rs 47,999, FLIPKART- Rs 47,990
HTC One A9 from : AMAZON- Rs 27,899, FLIPKART- Rs 27,999
HTC One M9 from : AMAZON- Rs 22,249, FLIPKART -RS 22,420
Moto G4 Plus
Motorola, which uses almost unmodified version of Android in its phones, and since 2013 has an impeccable record of bringing Android updates is yet to officially confirm which of its phones will get Nougat. But it is almost certain that the Moto G4 Plus will be one of these phones.
Buy Moto G4 Plus from : AMAZON- Rs 14,999
If Moto G4 Plus is getting the update, the Moto G4 will also get it. The update are likely to come within weeks of the Nougat launch.
Buy Moto G4 from : AMAZON- Rs 12,499
Moto Z phones
These are not yet available but by the time Nougat comes, they will be in the market. The Moto Z phones will also get the Nougat.
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge
No official confirmation, but just like HTC Samsung will bring Nougat update to the current generation flagship Galaxy phones. Although, just like HTC the company may take a month after Nougat’s public launch to bring it to its phones.
Buy Samsung Galaxy S7 from : AMAZON- RS 43,400, FLIPKART- Rs 48,400
Buy Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge from : AMAZON- Rs 50,900, FLIPKART- Rs 50,900
Galaxy Note 6
In the coming months, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 6 — or is it going to be called the Note 7 — possibly with Marshmallow because the Nougat may not launch by then. But after that when Nougat update is available, expect Samsung to bring it to the latest Note as soon as it.
To match HTC and Samsung, LG is also almost sure to bring the Nougat to the flagship G5 as soon as it can.
Buy LG G5 from : AMAZON-RS 40,995, FLIPKART- RS 47,990
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