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Android 7.1.2 Nougat: Release and Updates
After spending some time on the test – since late January this year – it's time for Google to start releasing the update for the Android 7.1.2 version for the Pixel line, as well as for all Google devices announced after 2015. .
This way we now know what were the news added new version of the OS. According to a publication by Pixel User Community Managed Orrin, these are the most significant changes added to the operating system:
- Optimization of fingerprint reading;
- Bluetooth connection optimization;
- Added battery alerts.
Pixels hit the market with a number of bugs.
In addition to the above highlights, we also had fixes related to issues with the automatic shutdown of the devices, pink stripe appearing in the camera of some users, and improved sound output.
Please note that all models that have been upgraded to Android 7.1.2 now support Google Assistant.
There is still no forecast of arrival of these changes for other models.
How to download and install Android 7.0 Nougat
If you want to know if your Nexus is running on the latest version of Android, visit: Settings> About Phone> System Update. If you have not yet received the latest software (Android 7.1.2 Nougat) and your compatible device, choose to install it manually. To do this, we recommend that you go to the article below and follow our tutorial:
Android 7.x Nougat: Functions
Android 7.1: Pixel launcher
One of the big changes of the new OS is in Pixel Launcher, which comes with special shortcuts to the icons that are on the start screen.
Each icon offers a different function, specifically Google services. As you can see in the screenshot below, these shortcuts perform some actions that enhance the user experience with the software, such as being able to open a new tab in Chrome without even launching the browser:
Android 7.1: camera software
Another change of the new version is camera software, which has gained new features for manual mode and an optimized HDR for new devices from Google. Regarding camera software, it is unclear which features will be released to everyone and which will be exclusive to Pixel.
Android 7.1: daydream
The Daydream platform gains native system integration, which will be leveraged by devices that meet certain specifications. What's new here is the management of topics, which is optimized and makes better use of the CPU and graphics processor cores.
Android 7.1: Night Light Mode
Android gets a feature that is present on iOS and that can also be used through third party software. Night light mode changes the color tone of the display and adapts it for better viewing in low light environments. Thus, the screens may feature a range of warmer (yellowish) colors, going beyond the conventional bluish.
Android 7.1: Background Updates
This feature had already appeared in beta versions of Android 7.0 Nougat, but it will be in version 7.1 that so-called "background updates" will make their debut. This feature allows a system partition to manage the updates that will be installed on the device. Thus, it is sufficient to restart the device and they will be applied, since this novelty manages the download and installation of them whenever necessary.
Android 7.1: Notifications with Biometric Sensor
The biometric sensor will gain a new function, that of sliding to access notifications. As a result, users who are already using this feature today can slide their finger down over the sensor for notifications to be displayed.
Android 7.0: Native Encryption
Security was a point made by Google during its talk about Android Nougat. The new version of the OS has the native encryption feature, which adds an extra layer of security for users using the system.
In addition to the system, Google services will feature the new feature, such as the Play Store, which has a review system that ensures apps available in the store are safe and legitimate. Chrome has also been added to the security actions that come with Nougat. The most widely used browser in the world have an optimized platform that analyze potentially dangerous websites.
Android 7.0: End of App Optimization Screen
In order to make the system smoother and more intuitive, Google removed in Android Nougat the famous "Android is optimizing 1 out of 200 apps" screen, which appeared from time to time when restarting the system. In addition, automatic updates and background updates have guaranteed users access to the latest versions of apps without requiring the user to make any manual interference.
Android 7.0: New Emojis
The Android Nougat feature 72 new emojis, ranging from food to others on female representativeness. The latter, for example, will bring female versions of professional emojis. Foods vary widely, ranging from fruits such as avocados to household appliances.
Android Nougat comes with 72 new emojis! Totaling 1,500 options
Android 7.0: Graphs and Runtime
Information revealed during Google I / O about the graphic performance of the system concerned Vulkan technology. We talk more about introducing this latest API into the system in the following article:
While Vulkan is in charge of processing more advanced graphics, as with the OpenGL standard, the JIT file compiler is in charge of optimizing system performance.
Apps install 75% faster and take up 50% less space on Android Nougat
According to Google, JIT achieves performance speeds up to 600% faster than Marshmallow. In addition, this technology consumes less battery and optimizes the installation time of applications in the system. In addition to making app installs 75% faster, JIT helps them take up less space, about 50% less.
Android 7.0: Control the level of notifications importance manually
With Android Nougat you can organize notifications on six different levels:
- Blocked – Never show notifications
- Minimal – Shows notification silently at the bottom of the list.
- Low – Shows notifications silently
- Normal – Allows notifications to sound
- High – Shows notifications partially on screen and beeping
- Urgent – Shows notification at the top of the list, partially displaying it on the screen, and allows sounds
To access these new notification settings, go to: Settings> System UI Tuner> Other> and enable the option Show all importance settings. Now go in; Settings> Apps, select an app and click Notifications You will see an option to modify the importance of the notification.