Android 7.0 Nougat update looks great, but is it any better than Marshmallow?

By Guneet Bhatia Oct 19, 2016 01:43 PM EDT
Android Nougat 7.1 For Nexus
Google confirms Android 7.1 update for Nexus and Pixel C smartphones this October.

Google's latest operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat has already been rolled out to several smartphone devices and it will reach some of the remaining ones in the months ahead. Despite the hype, a few technical experts claim that it is nothing radically different from Marshmallow, the last version of Google OS.

Android 7.0 Nougat will be rolled out for a brigade of latest smartphones, including multiple Nexus, Samsung, OnePlus, Motoral, HTC, LG and Sony devices. The Verge reports that Android 7.0 Nougat for smartphone may not be completely different from its predecessor, Marshmallow. However, some of its new features are notable as they intend to enhance the overall user experience.

On the other hand, the rest of the features are just an improvement of the existing features. Despite this, Android 7.0 Nougat is expected to make Android more secure and faster than before.

Moreover, Android 7.0 Nougat follows the same story as followed by all it predecessors - it will impact different smartphones within different timelines. While some devices have already received the update, there are a whole lot of smartphones users that will get to experience the new OS in months to come.

Those who are already using Android 7.0 Nougat boast about its excellent new features. For the first time, the tech giant has introduced split-screen support that allows for multitasking. For some devices, especially tablets such as Pixel C, introduction of this feature makes a lot of sense.

In addition, the new OS lets its users quick-reply to messages. That is, people can tap on the notification, type a message and send it right away without opening the app at all. Notifications can be handled one by one, or users can simply swipe it away to see later.

According to Updato, users can also install Android 7.1 Nougat Beta on a compatible device, even though it is meant for developers.

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