With the gradual rollout of Google’s hot new operating system, we’re still in the process of exploring everything that Android Nougat has to offer. Here are five things we’ve discovered that you might not know.
Move To Android
Google’s response to Apple’s Move To iOS app seems to be a new setup feature in Android N. When you first install Android N, the first screen you’ll see is an option to move your data from an Apple device. On Android’s website, there are already instructions to help bring your content with you, and this seems to be an extension of that.
Next Android Updates
Google is already working on the next three updates to Android Nougat. They are rumored to be 7.1, 7.1.1 and 7.1.2.
The next three quarterly maintenance releases of Android Nougat will be Android 7.1 / 7.1.1 / 7.1.2
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 28, 2016
Some of our AndroidGuys staff have seen battery issues with Android N, so hopefully these maintenance updates will address that.
The stock Google keyboard now has more customization than ever. Users will be able to change colors, add/remove borders between keys and even use your own photo as the background. You can finally have your keyboard match your wallpaper!
Android Nougat has new emoji! Now they look less blobby and more uniform in appearance. The set of human emoji include more diversity, and they look like actual people and not yellow fingers. Even better: four Googlers have teamed up to present a set of 13 new emoji to the Unicode Consortium. The new emoji depict “a wide range of professions for women and men, with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.”
Finally, this feature isn’t technically an Android Nougat-only feature, but I wanted to include it anyway. All Nexus owners are getting a Wi-Fi Assistant feature that was previously only available for Project Fi. In order to help you save on data, your Nexus phone will now automatically connect to millions of free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Even better, Wi-Fi Assistant routes your traffic through Google’s own virtual private network (VPN) for better security.