Android 7.0

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Android 7.0 Nougat (API 24)
Android "Nougat" (codenamed N in-development) is the seventh major release of the Android operating system. It was first released as a developer preview on March 9, 2016, with factory images for supported Nexus devices, as well as with the new "Android Beta Program" which allows supported devices to be upgraded directly to the Android Nougat beta via an over-the-air update. The final release was on August 22, 2016. The final preview build was released on July 18, 2016,[1] with the build number NPD90G.
Version Release date Features Image(s)
7.0 August 22, 2016[2]
  • Support for file-based encryption.[3]
  • Unicode 9.0 emoji and skin tone modifier support (and exposes a subset of ICU4J APIs).[4]
  • Ability to display color calibration.
  • Ability to zoom in the screen.
  • Ability to switch to the last opened app by double-tapping the overview button.
  • Added an Emergency information part.
  • Added the "Clear All" button to the Overview screen.
  • Another system partition, which gets updated when not in use, allowing for seamless system updates.
  • Daydream virtual reality platform (VR interface).
  • Improved Doze functionality, which aims to prolong battery life.
  • Improvements to the file browser.
  • Ability to move files added to Storage Access Framework[5]
  • More Quick Settings options.
  • Multi-window support, which supports floating apps on a desktop layout.
  • New Data Saver mode, which can force apps to reduce bandwidth usage.
  • New JIT Compiler, making for 75 percent faster app installations and a 50 percent reduction in compiled code size.
  • Just in Time (JIT) compiler with code profiling to ART, which lets it constantly improve the performance of Android apps as they run.[6]
  • Picture-in-picture support for Android TV.
  • Redesigned notification shade, featuring instant access to certain settings.
  • Redesigned Overview screen.
  • Replaced notification cards with notification sheets.
  • Settings app navigation drawer.
  • Vulkan 3D rendering API.
  • Multiple Device Locales[7]
  • Discontinuation of Android Camera V1 API[8]
  • Restricted file system access[9]
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Android 7.0 home screen

Android 7.1 Nougat[edit]

Android 7.1 Nougat (API 25)
On October 19, 2016, Google released Android 7.1.1 as a developer preview for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and the Pixel C. A second preview became available on November 22, 2016, before the final version was released to the public on December 5, 2016.
Version Release date Features Image(s)
7.1 October 4, 2016[10]
  • Rearranged notification shade.
  • "Restart" option added to power button menu[11]
  • Touch/display performance improvements.
  • Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture – opt-in).
  • Opt-in with new hardware required:
    • Seamless A/B system updates.
    • Daydream VR mode.
  • Developer features:
    • Shortcut manager APIs.
    • Circular app icons support.
    • Keyboard image insertion.
    • Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade.
    • Manual storage manager Intent for apps.
    • Improved VR thread scheduling.
    • Enhanced wallpaper metadata.
    • Multi-endpoint call support.
    • Support for various MNO requirements.
      • PCDMA voice privacy property.
      • Source type support for Visual Voicemail.
      • Carrier config options for managing telephone videos.
  • Manual storage manager – identifies files and apps using storage.
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Android 7.1 home screen
7.1.1[12] December 1, 2016[13]
  • New set of emojis adding different skin tones and haircuts to existing ones.
  • Send GIFs directly from the default keyboard.
  • App shortcuts: Launch actions on apps by long-pressing the app icon.
  • Developer Options: Show CPU Usage feature removed.

7.1.2[14][15] April 2, 2017[16]
  • Battery usage alerts.
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  12. "A sweet update to Nougat: Android 7.1.1". Google Blog. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
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