Android 7.1 (Nougat): Release Date, Features, Pixel Exclusive Features

By Ribhu . Oct 19, 2016 02:01 PM EDT
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The Google Assistant, for now, is exclusive to Google Pixel.

It's been barely a month since Android 7.0 Nougat dropped. However, there's another update coming soon. Android 7.1 will make a big appearance in Google's up and coming Pixel smartphones, and it's revolved around Google Assistant, a clever bot that demonstrates a customized, improved form of Google Now.

In any case, Assistant is not coming to other Android devices in the 7.1 update, in any event not soon. Truth be told, Pixel smartphones have their own particular unique Android encounter, much like how a Samsung phone has its own elements contrasted with an LG phone.

Still, there's a good add up to be amped up for a 7.1 beta program to be coming soon - here's all that you have to know.

What's coming in Android 7.1 Nougat?

App Shortcuts are back. The component was quickly presented amid the Android Nougat beta program; however, soon after, it was scrapped. It copies the 3D Touch highlights presented in iOS 9 - press and hold an app symbol to rapidly hop into particular activities. Pixel Launcher bolsters the API, and more app designers will have the capacity to for smartphones running Android 7.1. Apps can have up to five shortcuts, as indicated by the Android Developers site.

Picture Keyboard likewise permits designers to allow people to send content straightforwardly from the keyboard, similar to stickers, emojis, GIFs, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. It's hazy if this will be presented in Google Keyboard.

Night mode was at first said as a piece of Android 7.1 too. However it wasn't specified in the Android Developers site - it's another element that was dropped amid the beta program of Nougat. The component, officially called Night Light, expels blue tints from your smartphones screen during the evening to decrease the dangers connected with the light before sleep time.

Unique finger impression gestures are en route also. You'll have the capacity to swipe down your finger on the unique mark sensor to pull down the notification shade, and swipe up to close it. These gestures will be pick in.

The very way of how Android updates and introduced are additionally extraordinary. Updates will introduce comparatively to the procedure in Chromebooks - they're downloaded out of sight automatically on a different segment. At the point when your gadget restarts, it swaps segments so you can utilize the new updated variant.

Stare off into space VR mode will be featured in the update, and also round app icons, similar to the ones on the Pixel smartphones.

The Pixel Decorated With 7.1

Nougat on Google's Pixel smartphones looks marginally changed in contrast with other Android phones, similar to Google's Nexus lineup. First off, the notification drawer is dark, and the slider is blue, instead of dim and a blue-green, blue slider on Nexus devices. These shading changes are intended to emphasize the Pixel with Google hues.

Pixel Launcher is exclusive to the Pixel until further notice, and it incorporates a swipe up highlight to get to the app drawer, another search and voice symbol, the date and climate on the home page, and a dynamic calendar symbol.

 

Android 7.1 sees modified camera on its Google Pixel.
(Photo : Scrrenshot/Pixel Website) Android 7.1 sees modified camera on its Google Pixel.

 

Google modified the camera interface for the Pixels starting from the earliest stage, thus to tempt buyers to give it a shot, Pixel proprietors will have the capacity to move down all of their photos and recordings to Google Photos for free. This was at that point a choice in the Photos app. However, it would gobble up capacity in your Google account.

Be that as it may, the greatest Pixel highlight that is not coming to Android 7.1 is Google Assistant. It's firmly incorporated with Pixel - simply press the home to initiate the AI bot. You can request that it help you with practically everything, from calling for a Uber to playing a melody on YouTube. A Google Pixel lead design tells Digital Trends that Google is investigating approaches to convey Assistant to other Android devices; however, it might take a while or may never at any point see the light of day.

At the point when is 7.1 Nougat releasing?

On the off chance that you need the most recent and most prominent Google and Android to the table, you can pre-arrange a Pixel or Pixel XL now from Google's site and Verizon. They'll send the pixel with Android 7.1 towards the end of the month.

Android 7.1 Nougat will dispatch as a developer preview in the Android Beta Program toward the end of October. Sadly, it would seem that the beta will at first just be accessible for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and the Pixel C tablet, yet support will be included for the different device later.

The last release will come in December to the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Android One devices, and the Pixel and Pixel XL. It's vague when different makers will reveal the update, however, don't anticipate that it will be at any point in the near future. Scarcely any Android devices are running Android 7.0 Nougat.

 

 

 

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