Google Android 7.0 Nougat Features and Supported Phones List

Google Android 7.0 Nougat is the latest update of Android OS by Google. Nougat is a seventh major version of Android OS by Google & first released the beta version on 9th March 2016 and officially released on 22nd August 2016. Nougat comes with all new interface, features, performance, speed and with a secure platform. On Google, I/O conference google announced a biggest released of the year that was first beta version of Android N as a part of new “Android Beta Program”.

Some of best features by Nougat 7.0 are split-screen multitasking, multi-window mode, quick switch between apps, virtual reality mode, smarter battery, custom quick setting, notification direct reply, bundles notification, data saver, notification control, display size, file-based encryption, direct boot and lots more. See complete details of all new Android Nougat 7.0 features.


All New Features of Google Android Nougat 7.0

See in details features of Android Nougat 7.0;


Nougat is a real game changer by improved main three functions of Android OS as JIT Complier, VR Mode and Vulkan™ API. Android JIT compiler upgrade runtime android device performance, compressed the size of storage space required in devices and makes system updates much faster. VR mode is ready to transport you to new worlds with coming Daydream and Daydream-ready phones. Vulkan™ API comes with high-performance 3D graphics, see application leap to life with sharper graphics and eye candy effects.

Battery & Data:

Android Nougat provides an option to save your battery power and your data by Doze & Data saver. Doze save your battery power and Data saver allows to set limit, restricted background data.


Split screen mode function offers to split screen in two part for the multi-task, watch video while chatting on WhatsApp. A picture in picture mode allows watching Android TV while changing Facebook profile pic. Quick switch between your two most recently used apps.


All new notification functions by Nougat like Bundled notifications, Direct reply, Notification controls. Bundle notifications notify new message from the individual application. Direct reply allows to quick reply direct from the notification shade. Notification controls provide a different setting for notifications.

Privacy & Security:

Nougat provides some functions to control privacy & security setting such as Direct boot, Seamless software updates, File-based encryption, Scoped folder access and Trusted face. Direct Boot helps devices start up faster, and ensures that important communications still run after restarting android devices.

Android OS updates can download in the background, so you can go on with your day while your device syncs with the latest OS. Android Nougat introduces file-based encryption by encrypting at the file level instead of the block level, Nougat can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.

An application can be requested access to specific folders that a user can allow or deny access to personal files by Nougat 7.0. The trusted face is a part of Smart Lock, makes unlocking even easier to a new face recognizer.

Additional Settings:

Some additional settings which makes Android Nougat 7.0 perfect such as Customizable Quick Settings, Quick Settings bar, Improved Settings navigation, Settings suggestions, 'Clear all' in Overview, Emergency information, Lock-screen wallpaper, Unicode 9 emoji, Improved system backup coverage, Accessibility settings in setup, Display size, Accessibility mono output, Variable text to speech speed and Work mode.

Smartphones which will be Support Google Android Nougat 7.0

Android Nougat 7.0 Pre-Installed in Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One). Nougat first comes with all Google-based smartphones as mentioned above and will be available for below mentions devices:

Sony Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia X Performance.

LG announced some devices which come with Nougat like LG V20, LG G5, LG V10, and LG G4.

Motorola has also announced these devices as Moto G4, Moto G4 Play, Moto X Pure Edition, Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid and Nexus 6.

HTC has confirmed it will be bringing Android Nougat 7.0 for HTC 10, One A9 and One M9.

Samsung will work hard to get Nougat on Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge by this year-end.

Android Nougat vs Android Marshmallow

Google Android Marshmallow update was released in October 2015 after a long beta period, and Android Nougat was released on August 22nd. Nougat 7.0 adds multiple impressive features and improves on Android Lollipop and Marshmallow’s design.

Nougat offers additional features apart older version of Android these are Multi-Windows, Direct Reply, Bundles Notification, Data Saver & Doze, In Built DPI & Wallpaper settings, Night Mode, Multi-Tasking, File Management, and lots more.

After some performance test on both Android version here is the result, Android Nougat scored 489 during the test while Marshmallow 1410. During the PCMark test, Nougat 7.0 scored almost the same as Marshmallow 6.0, 4244 compared to 4287. The 3DMark test revealed similar results, 1128 for Nougat 7.0 and 1233 for Marshmallow 6.0.


Google Android 7.0 Nougat has some advanced features which change end users opinion about Android phone. Wait when your Smartphones get the notification about download latest version of Android or buy Google Smart Phones.

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