One of the key new features of Android Nougat is the ability to run two apps side-by-side in multi-window multitasking mode. While the feature has been present in some OEM skins for quite some time, with Nougat Google is finally bringing it to all Android devices. And since Google is natively baking support for multi-window multitasking in Android, it will also lead to more apps and developers supporting the feature.
Android 7.0 Nougat
After rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the unlocked HTC 10, the Taiwanese OEM has now announced that it will start rolling out the Nougat update for its 2015 flagship, the HTC One M9, from later today.
Unlike Marshmallow, Google has introduced plenty of new features with Android 7.0 Nougat. While the key highlights of the OS have to be the redesigned notification shade, Direct Reply, and multi-window multitasking, the latest and sweetest version of Android also comes with many little useful additions and enhancements.
For OnePlus 3 owners who aren’t afraid to put some beta software on their device, OnePlus has a surprise.
Yesterday, Google started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 update for its Pixel smartphones. The update is yet to be rolled out widely and only seems to be available for Pixel owners in Canada.
Motorola today announced that it will start a global roll out of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force from this week. This also includes the Moto Z Droid and the Z Force DROID edition sold by Verizon in the United States. The Big Red carrier has also posted the changelog of the update over on its website.
LG today announced that it has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the G5 in South Korea. This makes LG not only the first OEM to start selling a Nougat running smartphone, but also the first company to update one of its existing devices on the market to the latest version of the OS.
Samsung seems all set to start a public beta testing of the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in the United Kingdom and the United States. An FAQ document from Samsung’s website details how the Galaxy beta program for the upcoming Nougat update for the S7 and S7 edge will work.