The next version of Android is finally upon us in a stable form ready for public use, meaning you could be using Android 7.0 Nougat on your phone or tablet as early as today. Google is sending out the software update to its Nexus devices with things we’ve known about for months but perhaps you need a refresher. While the company says there are “over 250 major features” in Nougat, it’s impossible to go over all of them as not everything is completely noticeable. Luckily, Google provided a great rundown of each and every thing that’s new in Nougat.
Hit the break to see what’s new here.
Google just announced that Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to devices beginning today.
When we shell out our hard earned dollars on the latest smartphone we expect that phone to be updated to Android’s latest and greatest into the foreseeable future. Not only is it gratifying to have the newest software on our device, but with ever increasing threats from malware, such as this new Google Adsense bug, there is also a huge security risk to having outdated software. Unfortunately, getting devices onto the newest software still remains a huge problem for the Android ecosystem. Just take a look at the latest Android distribution numbers and you’ll see what I am talking about. Huawei sub-brand Honor is looking to help ameliorate those problems a little bit with all its newest phones. According to a Huawei’s Taylor Wimberly, Honor is going to begin delivering an enhanced software experience for the latest Honor devices.
Before a new version of the mobile operating system debuts, we’re sharing the Android distribution numbers for August 2016.
It won’t be long before you could use BlackBerry’s productivity suite with a device made by another company.
On Thursday, BlackBerry announced BlackBerry Hub+ is expanding to support millions of additional devices worldwide. The package was previously an exclusive for its in-house hardware including the Priv and DTEK50.
Paired with the launch of Android 7.0 Nougat this year will be two devices developed by Google and HTC under the Nexus name. The phones, known internally by their makers as Sailfish and Marlin, are going to ship with high-end specifications and the latest version of Android. It’ll definitely be the phones to get during the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
What’s going to be different for these phones? Google is going to overhaul the stock Android launcher once again. We’re getting our first look at it right now courtesy of Android Police.
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When Google revealed the name for the next version of its mobile operating system, there was still something we didn’t know about: the version number. The wait to find that out, though, didn’t last long. The video of the Nougat statue unveiling posted on YouTube tells us that the upcoming version of Android is officially Android 7.0 Nougat.
Hit the break to see the statue unveiled.
By now, most of us have probably used the OK Google command at least once, quite likely using it to find the answer to a question or perhaps for the route to a new destination through Google Maps. But that’s the mere surface of what you can do with the OK Google command, it’s capable of a lot more. A whole lot more, and you can learn how much more by joining us after the break to check out a really useful website that an enterprising young developer has created that holds more than 150 voice commands, with more than a thousand variations.
There’s not a person in this world that hasn’t had their phone abruptly shutdown because of lacking power. These days, mobile devices just demand so much power that it can be tough for the average battery to keep up. Nextbit believes it can figure out a way to lengthen battery life on its own phone at the very least.
Later this year, battery life could be drastically improved for the Nextbit Robin. The company is working on a way to maximize the longevity of power by studying the technology that hasn’t kept up with the times.