Android Nougat ! – Sounds delicious?
After Google had announced that it would hold a contest to determine the official release name of its next version of Android, many of us voted for our favorite name.
guess what? The Android N is now going to be called as Android Nougat
Now you might be wondering, what does “Nougat” mean?
Thanks to thousands of Google Searches made last night.
Nougat means a “sweet made from sugar or honey,nuts and egg white”.
If you think that you’ve never eaten such a dish then, You’re Mistaken! :O
In fact, we’ve been eating Nougat our entire lives!
Confused ? :/
you definitely must’ve seen the new 5-Star advertisement where Ramesh says “Chocolate, caramel our Nougat.”
No wonder, Google has chosen such a tasty name! 🍫
Google has always been naming its Android versions after a delicious dish.
Alpha – Android version 1.1
Beta -Android version 1.2
Cupcake -Android version 1.5
Donut -Android version 1.6
Eclair -Android version 2.0-2.1
Froyo -Android version 2.2-2.2.3
Gingerbread – Android version 2.3-2.3.7
Honeycomb -Android version 3.0-3.2.6
Ice cream sandwich -Android version 4.0-4.0.4
JellyBean -Android version 4.1-4.3.1
KitKat -Android version 4.4-4.4.4
Lollipop – Android version 5.0-5.1.1
Marshmallow – Android version 6.0-6.0.1
Android Nougat -Android version 7.0
So, what’s new in Android Nougat?
From the developer previews, we get to know the following features in a simplified manner:
- Split Screen ( Multi Window)
Multiple apps can be used at the same time.Two apps can occupy two halves of screens, thus increasing productivity.
- Redesigned Notifications
Notification space has a new design, so the important notifications are not missed.
- New Navigation Bar
Although, it’s a rumor we get to hear that there shall be newer icons replacing the traditional nav.bar.
- Improved version of “Doze” power saving mode.
Doze feature has made its debut in marshmallow. It’s a hit among users for saving more battery life. It’s going to be carried to 7.0 as well with increased functionality.
- New set of Emojis!
New set of human emoji has set to be introduced
- New Data Saving Mode.
Many users have complained about the excessive data usage, by the running background apps.New mode shall keep a check and restrict data usage.
- Optimized UI
It’s never complete without an optimized UI! It’s set to come with a lot of optimizations which will make the phone faster.
So, what Name did you Vote for?
Are you disappointed with Google calling it Android Nougat?
Tell us in the comments below!