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Android 'Nougat' rolls out.

Android 7.0 Nougat is the new version of Google’s mobile operating system, used by billions of devices around the world.

It features longer battery life, improved multitasking and smarter notifications in a slimmed down and refined Android experience – following on the work done in last year’s version 6 Marshmallow

It is faster, more polished and a subtly-better experience all-round. Apps install more quickly, the OS can be smaller in size and updates to Android can be installed on the fly, without having to wait for 10 minutes while it reboots, if you have a new device. The new Vulcan API graphics system is also baked in for better gaming performance and Nougat will support Google’s Daydream virtual reality system, eventually.

Nougat is not, however, a major visual overhaul of Android. Those that have used Marshmallow on any of Google’s Nexus smartphones or devices with little in the way of modification to Android, such as the OnePlus 3, will instantly recognise it.

Overall Android 7.0 Nougat is a great update. It makes some significant changes under the hood that provide benefits including longer battery life. But one thing is certain, however – if you didn’t like Android Marshmallow, Nougat isn’t going to do anything to change your mind.

Excerpt from article in The Guardian

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