Breaking its tradition, Google has unveiled its latest Android OS version months before the annual developer conference Google I/O 2016. This version will be called Nougat. In the past few years, Google highlights the next generation Android OS during the said event.
The latest tech news suggests that Google will break another tradition prior to the announcement of Android Nougat. For the past several years, a new Android OS means a new Nexus smartphone as Android Nougat makes its debut with the Nexus smartphones of Google. But, this year, Evan Blass, tipster, said that Google will start to roll out Android Nougat with August security patch.
However, Google hasn’t given any exact date as to when it would roll out its official version. According to reports, it was also rumored that Google Nexus 5 won’t be able to enjoy the latest Android OS version. The schedule of Google to roll out Android OS is absolutely new and cements the rumors, which Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will come with Android 7.0 by the time it will be released to retail stores.
The latest Nexus smartphones will surely be running on the newest Android OS. Even if it won’t be the ones on which OS will make its debut. HTC also announced HTC 10, HTC One M9, and HTC One A9 will be acquiring the new OS version. HTC is also rumored to work on 2 Nexus devices this year.
Compatibility of Android Nougat
Android Nougat Beta is available from the Android.com/beta for the latest Nexus devices from the previous year, which means the star players of Google, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Nexus 6 will also get beta action, yet the Nexus 5 was left out. Android Nougat beta works with the Google Pixel C and recently discontinued tablet brother, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.
There is a random outlier in Android Nougat compatibility matrix like Sony Xperia Z3. This can tap into the latest Developer Preview 4 as a way of testing speed as well as apps on the popular phone of Sony.
Android Nougat VR
Google Daydream is one the exciting new tools that will not be part of developer beta. However, people should expect Google Daydream to be part of the future maintenance update for the Android Nougat even if you can get phones like the ZTE Axon 7, which is the very first Google Daydream phone right now.
Even if the list of features of in Android Nougat remained unknown, Google has provided a glimpse of several features as a part of developers preview. The OS version will also bring multi-window tasking, better Google keyboard, more quick settings choices, better battery life, improved notifications, ability to block particular phone numbers on system level, latest recent app switching window, and much more.
More updates will be released. But, it is expected that Android Nougat will be one of the best Android updates that Android users will surely enjoy in the future.