Android 7.0's major changes include the ability to display multiple apps on-screen at once in a split-screen view, support for inline replies to notifications, as well as an OpenJDK-based Java environment and support for the Vulkan graphics rendering API, and "seamless" system updates on supported devices.
The OS that speaks your languages
Bring your words to life with updated and entirely new emoji, and the ability to use two or more languages at the same time.
- Over 1500 emoji including 72 new ones
- Multi Locale language settings
Be in two places at once
Now you can switch between apps with a double tap, and run two apps side by side. So go ahead and watch a movie while texting, or read a recipe with your timer open.
- Multi-window view
- Quick switch between apps
Experience Android in a new dimension
Vulkan API is a game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. On supported devices, see apps leap to life with sharper graphics and eye-candy effects.
Enjoy your favorite apps in virtual reality
With Virtual Reality mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Coming soon with Daydream-ready phones.
Custom Quick Settings
Rearrange your Quick Setting tiles so you can get to what you want faster.
Notification Direct Reply
Mini conversations within your notifications let you reply on the fly - without opening any app.
See what's new at a glance with bundled notifications from apps. Simply tap to expand and view more info without having to open the app.
More ways to make Android yours
Android Nougat opens up more ways for you to personalize your Android device. Decide how your data is used, the way you're notified, and what your display looks like.
Limit how much data your device uses with Data Saver. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won't be able to access cell data.
When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself.
Not only can you change the size of the text on your device, but the size of the icons and the experience itself.
Security is at the heart of all we do
Your safety and privacy are important. As always, Android is built with powerful layers of security and encryption to keep your private data private. With Android Nougat, we've also added new features.
On select new devices, software updates download in the background, so you won't have to wait while your device syncs with the latest security tools.
By encrypting at the file level, Android can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.
Starting your device is faster and apps run securely even before you enter your password.