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Android Nougat 7.0 released, roll out begins on Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 and more

It’s a big day for Android lovers as the latest Android version Nougat 7.0 has finally started rolling out. Well, the company made it official through an announcement on its blog post. Google mentioned in its post that Google Nexus devices like Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and Android One would receive an OTA software update starting today and over the coming weeks. Along with these smartphones, the devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will be among the first receivers to taste the final version.

True to the reports, Google confirmed that LG V20 will come pre-loaded with Android Nougat 7.0 and will be the first phone to receive the latest software. The blog post by the VP of Product Management at Android & Google Play, Sameer Samat says, “Today, we’ll begin rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Nexus devices. And with more ways to make Android your own, it’s by far our sweetest release yet.”

Android Nougat 7.0 Features

We have seen five preview versions of the Android Nougat 7.0, and now we have the final version before ourselves. With the latest Android OS, users will experience customization feature and efficient battery usage. With the updated Doze feature, the smartphone will automatically switch to lower power mode to save battery. Another feature added is the Multi-window support which was already available in some of the Samsung devices. The Multi-window support allows to split the screen into two halves and perform two tasks at a time.

Besides these, there are many other features like Direct Reply (already on iOS 9) that allows you to reply directly through notifications without the need to open the app. Quick Switch is another feature to switch between two apps quickly. Another highlight of Android Nougat 7.0 is that it is Daydream ready. Now users will be transported to virtual worlds with Daydream-ready phones, scheduled to launch later this year.

The list of features doesn’t end here. There’s Quick Settings controls, Multi-locale support, Expanded emoji support, VulkanTM, File-based encryption, Direct Boot, and more on Android Nougat 7.0.

Read more about the latest Android OS features here.