Google Android N 7.0 (Nougat) Beta is now official
Finally, Google has ended all the speculations by announcing the release of Android Nougat 7.0 (Android N) as the next Android OS. Everyone was anticipated for the announcement to come in Google IO Event 2016. This is a great news for the developers and those android lovers who are ready to update their OS and replace faulty features. As always it will be free and the update patch will be available later this summer which would probably be during Google I/O event where Nexus 2016 or Nexus 7 will be announced with the latest version of the Android OS.
Google Android 7.0 Nougat Beta is now available from android.com/beta for newer Nexus Devices such as Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Android Nougat will also be compatible with Nexus 6 as well as Sony Xperia Z3.
Non Nexus phone except the ones mentioned above, will not be able to update your OS to Android 7.0 Beta version and would have to wait a few more weeks. Android N 7.0 has provision for Virtual reality support and its full features are likely to come with the full version. VR is likely to support Google Street View, YouTube, and Movies. Using VR you can literally make the game’s characters come alive. The platform is aptly named as Google Daydream.
Another important feature will be the multi-window support where the screen can be split into two for the convenience of work especially while video chatting. So, you will be able to open two apps simultaneously.
And finally, the direct reply notification will arrive. You don’t have to navigate away from the current window to answer to your notifications. You can reply within the notification with the current window being opened in the background. Also, if the notifications are from the same app, they will be bundled together.
The news from the sources is that only the recent published flagship smartphones such as HTC-10, One-M9 and One-A9 will get access to Android N update. So, you have to wait and watch for Google I/O event to unfold and find out whether you are lucky enough and you should buy a new one!