2016 Nexus Phones Sets The Bar High With Android 7.0 Nougat

After weeks of waiting, the Android 7.0 Nougat is finally available. THe update comes witha slew of new features, as well as improvements on previous ones. And while the first handset to debut the new OS will be an LG device, recent Nexus phones can already upgrade to the same.

As The Verge points out, it could be months until Android 7.0 Nougat rolls out to other devices outside the Nexus line. For now, the upgrade is only available for users of the Nexus 6, 6P, 5X, Pixel C and Nexus 9 tablet. As such, the update and changes are, at this point, only taken in the context of using a Nexus phone.

Making This Easy

According to ZDNet, Android 7.0 Nougat has improved on the quick settings feature. That is, the settings that are made available with a swipe down from the top of the screen. This allows users to quickly switch features - such as wifi, data, flashlight airplane mode - on and off.

The Nexus devices now come with the ease of closing all apps at once with the clear all feature. Another thing is that users can now write direct replies. This feature allows users to stay within a certain app while replying to messages - which can also be extended to third-party applications.

Making Things Efficient

Users on Android 7.0 Nougat can now use a split screen feature, which allows the viewing and use of two screens at once time. There is also the choice to view two separate tabs on Google Chrome by making one a separate window. Further, text and images can be dragged between these two windows.

Another new feature to Nexus phones that comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, is that notifications are now grouped together. To easily expand these notifications, users only need to use a simple two finger swipe.

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