After five months of waiting and five previous versions, Android 7.0 Nougat and its innovations are already a reality with the release of its final version in the most recent Nexus devices on the market.
With Android 7.0 Nougat we are facing the most important update to date of the Google operating system. There are more than 250 features that make Nougat the best version of Android.
As in previous years, Google has allowed us to live up to the development of this new version. With different versions of Android Nougat that have been released every month since March. We have seen how version after version they were adding novelties, optimizations and bug fix to create the great version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
A more efficient operating system
From what we been able to check with a Nexus 6P, the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat can boast of its fluency. Everything works smoothly and quickly, which was not the case with the earlier versions. What’s more, the device works even better than with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The new ART application execution environment with JIT (just-in-time) compilation makes application installation and upgrade much faster. The applications are compiled during execution and only the parts of the code that we are using at the moment. As soon as the device is connected to the loader will finish compiling the applications. Apps that took almost a minute to install as Facebook now does so in a few seconds.
During the days that we have been using Nougat we have not seen any slowdown. The whole system and the applications run with great fluidity. Project Svelte now optimizes the RAM usage of background applications. This is to it will not be saturated with unnecessary processes that affect device performance. This improvement will be noticed much more in devices with low RAM.
Increased graphics power with Vulkan
Nougat will squeeze the graphics power of our devices. This will be done thanks to the new low-level Vulkan graphics API like Microsoft Direct X12 or Apple Metal. Now games that make use of Vulkan will show better graphics, more effects and more fluids than with OpenGL ES.
This we checked with Need for Speed No Limits that is already compatible with Vulkan. It makes the game run more fluid and showing better graphics and more effects, it look like a game console. It presents a promising future for Android games with graphics quality of new generation consoles.
Few changes in its interface
In Android 7.0 we will not find a radical change in its interface. Material Design remains for another year more the Android interface that was launched in 2014 with Android 5.0 Lollipop. With the base of Material Design, Google has focused on perfecting its interface, improving usability.
Android is more productive than ever
There are many new features of Android 7.0 Nougat, being its new split screen mode the most important. Google finally brings us natively the multi-window. That is a feature that other manufacturers such as Samsung, Microsoft, and Apple had already implemented in their operating systems.
Google has successfully implemented the split screen. Very simply we can see and use two applications at once. We can watch video on YouTube while chatting with our friends in WhatsApp.
Android 7.0 gives us two ways to activate the split screen. You can activate it from the recent view, by dragging an application up. Also, it can be activated pressing and holding the recent button. Once we have two applications on screen we can change their sizes by dragging their line.
Much more useful notifications
Android 7.0 notifications are one of the most improved components with this new release. It includes the new direct responses and grouped notifications.
Android follows the steps of iOS, now we can respond directly from the notification. It is amazing to respond to a message from the notification without leave the application or game you were using. You get a notification, you touch respond, write and send, everything very quickly, from notification and very well implemented.
Is it worth upgrading?
Want our recommendation? Do not hesitate to upgrade. Our experience with the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat was perfect. No doubt this is the best version of Android.