Earlier this month, Google introduced, which is the last developer preview for the upcoming Android OS version. The release signaled that Google would publicly roll out Android Nougat 7.0 very soon, with the latest information showing that the new version could arrive next month.
Leaksterhas revealed on his Twitter account that Google intends to release the new Android Nougat 7.0 next month, together with the latest security patch.
The post also states that Android Nougat 7.0 won’t be arriving for Nexus 5 owners, but that isn’t a surprise, considering that Android Nougat Developer Preview 5 worked on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 9G, Nexus Player, Pixel C, or General Mobile 4G (Android One) devices, so no Nexus 5. The same supported Nexus devices are expected to receive the firmware first.
One of the highlights of Android Nougat will be split screen on phones and tablets. The feature will allow users to open up two apps at the same time. The new Android OS version will also allow users to direct reply to notifications at the top of the screen. Users will no longer have to switch between multiple apps in order to reply to incoming messages.
Android Nougat 7.0 will come with improvements to Doze Mode
Google will also be adding a new quick settings menu to the notifications shade that’s pulled down from the top of the screen. The quick settings toggles become more accessible and easy to use, since only a single pull is required. Nexus owners will also be able to sort quick settings switches. Bundled notifications is another feature that would be found in the upcoming Android Nougat 7.0, which means that notification cards will be grouped together if they’re from the same app.
Doze Mode on Android Nougat 7.0 will come with improvements for limiting background tasks whenever the screen is turned off. The new Android OS will also provide users with information on the origin on apps, specifically whether they were installed from Google Play Store or downloaded as an APK.
Android 7.0 releases next month, with the 8/5 security patch. Sorry Nexus 5 owners, no Nougat for you ? — Evan Blass (@evleaks)