Google imposes strict requirements for Android’s notifications

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Over the years, the relaxed handling of Android has changed. It’s been tightened to the benefit of users who want a similar experience across different devices. Everyone gets similar experiences while benefiting from features Google believes are essential and necessary on every phone and tablet in the world.

Recently, Google quietly imposed strict requirements for its hardware manufacturers when it comes to notifications. Viewing, updating, removing, and replying to notifications will need to be done the way Android’s maker wants.

Nextbit is testing Nougat on the Robin in beta program

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With Nougat open to the public, everyone is eager to get the latest version of Android on their devices. It generally takes a lot longer for big companies to roll out software updates, so you’re fortunate if you own a device from a smaller company like Nextbit. The 2016 flagship from Nextbit, the Robin, is currently getting Nougat in a closed beta program to test all software features before a public release.

Hungry for Nougat? OnePlus 3 gets it this month

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Sure, OnePlus’ software is among the best in the world because of its simple and clean presentation. A problem exists, though. Getting software updates out in a timely manner has been extremely difficult for the company. With every device, OnePlus just takes so long to go from testing to rolling out.

If you were thinking Android 7.0 Nougat on the OnePlus 3 would arrive next year, there’s new hope. OnePlus revealed that the latest version of Android will be live on its flagship sooner than we all thought. It’ll actually still be 2016 when Nougat is running on the phone.

The Android 7.0 Nougat Beta programme for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge begins November 9th

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If you own a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and you are feeling a little antsy that your flagship device hasn’t received its helping of Nougat love, you can now take steps to remedy that by signing up to the Android 7.0 beta test that Samsung has announced for the handsets. The Android 7.0 Nougat beta test kicks off on November 9th in both the US and the UK. Join us after the break for more details.