Google has formally revealed the official name of the next Android version. It won’t be the highly presumed Nutella, but Android Nougat.
Android Nougat emerges as a result of Google’s crowdsourcing attempt at the I/O last month. The new version will succeed last year’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow and come with features such as multi-window support and direct reply. Additionally, it will provide improvements in the existing offerings like Doze and Data Saver mode.
New developer experience
For developers, Google has already started releasing N Developer Preview builds with some unique peculiarities. While the first preview version came preloaded with a new JIT compiler to enhance the overall performance of the software and apps, its second build brought new 3D rendering API Vulkan. Notifications also got revamped with several noticeable enhancements.
Google hasn’t revealed the release date of its new Android version. However, the final SDK for Android N was released just earlier this month to let developers test their apps on the upcoming operating system ahead of its formal rollout.
Features to make Google bigger
Android Nougat might not be a game changer for the mobile world. But with the new release, Google is aiming to get bigger.
The new Android version is likely to take virtual reality (VR) to whole new level through the Daydream integration. Similarly, it would bring new experiences to enable real apps without their installation on the hardware — using the concept of Android Instant Apps.
Factory images of Android Nougat are expected to go live for Nexus devices in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, you can get the new experience on your Google device by downloading the latest Android Developer Preview today.