Get your Nougat, Android Rolls out Android N

I have covered iOS and now it’s time to cover Android N. My Nexus 7 met with an untimely accident. It fell off the table while being charged. Thus, breaking the micro USB port and the only way to charge it. I haven’t decided if I am going to get it fixed or a Pixel C. I’m attached to the size of the Nexus and will probably get it fixed. It’s a perfect size for travel. This week Google announced that Nexus devices will start receiving the new OS.

This week Google announced that Nexus devices will start receiving the new OS. Carriers will be rolling out their own timeline soon. To me, this is why it pays to have a Nexus device. You get the update first! I hopefully will get to experience it soon.

Updates for Android N:

  • New Emojis – Everyone loves emojis! 72 new emojis are coming to Android with this update. That brings the total up to over 1,500 emojis. There will be an emoji for any situation.
  • Quick set controls – Instead of bringing down the entire settings menu. You can now put the services/options you need in an quickly. It allows you to customize what you what features show up in the bar.
  • Multi Window – Android will let you run two apps side by side. The example shows one on the top and one on the bottom. You may also, resize the windows to make one larger or smaller.
  • Direct Reply – When you recieve a notificatio. Android will let you reply within the notification. No need to open the app to respond to a text or message.
  • Updates – The system will download updates in the background. Before you would have to wait for an update to download and then install. It will notifiy you when it is ready to be installed.
  • Quick Swtich -You can now switch back and forth from apps. Now when you double tap the overview button. It will switch between the apps you used last.
  • Doze mode – the device will go into low power mode when it is in your pocket or purse.

These are only a few of the features of Android N. I suggest for more information see the Release at the Android Blog or the Official Android page. The devices that will be getting over the air update are: Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One).

Tim is the founder of Element33. A social media agency specializing in education, management and strategy for small businesses. He comes from a traditional marketing agency but has embraced all things digital. He considers himself a marketing nerd and believes that all marketing is tied together. This means no matter what silo you are in, social, email, seach, etc, changes in one will affect the other!

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