Google Releases Android Nougat 7.0

Tuesday Aug 23rd 2016 by Developer.com Staff
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The mobile development platform has more than 250 new features.

Google has begun rolling out the final version of Android Nougat 7.0. Nexus smartphones will be the first to receive the new update with other manufacturers following suit later this fall.

The company first released a developer preview for Android N, as it was then known, back in March. "Android Nougat reflects input from thousands of fans and developers like you, all around the world," Google said. "There are over 250 major features in Android Nougat, including VR Mode in Android. We've worked at all levels of the Android stack in Nougat -- from how the operating system reads sensor data to how it sends pixels to the display -- to make it especially built to provide high quality mobile VR experiences."

In the future, Google plans to put out maintenance updates on a consistent basis. "We're moving Nougat into a new regular maintenance schedule over the coming quarters," it said. "In fact, we've already started work on the first Nougat maintenance release, that will bring continued refinements and polish, and we're planning to bring that to you this fall as a developer preview."

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