Google has released the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and other compatible devices in Nexus range. The company has also made the final version of the updated platform to OEMs for installation on new and next upcoming devices.
Today’s release of Android 7.0 Nougat final represents the crest of months of hard work by Google and its mobile-based Android engineers, as well as the enthusiasts and passionate testing and of course, the development community that has helped a lot to get the platform to where it is right now.
With the final release of Google’s mobile platform, the search giant also pushed the Android 7.0 source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), extending public availability of this new version to the broader ecosystem. It also reflects input from thousands of developers, all around the world fans and much more.
Google has made an initial announcement of the first Android Nougat preview earlier this year in March, taking the opportunity at that time to release the initial developer preview of 7.0 Nougat as ‘N’ to Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C devices for download and consumption. Actually, the name Nougat was announced by Google almost four months after the first preview release.
There are over 250 major features in Android 7.0 Nougat, including VR Mode in Android. Like most major platform releases, it’s packed with changes and improvements that will directly combat anyone running an Android smartphone or tablet with the latest version installed. There’s still a number of “Hollywood” feature improvements that Google directly marketing as being the main serving of this latest update.
Features of Android Nougat includes substantially improved notifications as well as split-screen multitasking experience. More importantly to device owners, Android 7.0 also brings improvements from a memory and battery performance perspective. There is another built-in VR support, as mentioned earlier, dubbed Daydream VR, new diverse set of emojis, among other things.
Worked hard at all levels of Android stack in Nougat – from how the OS reads sensor data to the easy way it sends pixels to the display – to simply make it especially built to provide high quality mobile VR experiences. It’s more productive and secure at the same time, which introduces a brand new JIT/AOT compiler to improve software performance, make app installs faster, and take up less storage etc. It adds support for Vulkan, a low-overhead, cross-platform API for high-performance, 3D graphics, Multi-Window support lets users run two apps at the same time. About the Direct Reply feature on Android Nougat, users can reply directly to notifications without having to open the app. Moreover, Android is built with powerful layers of security and encryption to keep user personal data private, so Nougat 7.0 brings new features like File-based encryption and Direct Boot as well.
The download links for Android 7.0 Nougat are now live and accessible, as Google appears to have issued the final build to OEMs, and pushing it out to compatible Nexus devices.
If the new Android is your desired thing, and you are interesting in getting your hands on Android 7.0 Nougat, it’s now officially available to download and interact with as final version. You can go the OTA update method, or if you are not big on waiting, grab the factory images for flashing on a compatible device right from the download links given below:
Note: Download links will be added as soon as Google makes them available to public.