Android 7.0 Nougat is Official!

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Google has just released the official Android 7.0 Nougat or Android “N”, the next version of Android.  While the official version will only be available on newer phones like LG V20 that’s coming out soon, if you have a Nexus device, you can install it today.

An easy method to install Android 7.0 Nougat on your Nexus device is to use the OTA ADB sideload method.  You can take a look at How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on any Android Device using OTA if you don’t know how to do this.

Of course, if you already have Android N Preview installed, you can grab the OTA right on your phone, simply update and good to go.

This is an exciting day for us at HighOnAndroid.com as it marks another new Android version.  Probably the coolest feature on Android 7.0 is its new cat easter egg.  Simply leave some food for cats and after a few hours, you may be luck to catch a new cat.  I’ve caught 3 cats so far over the course of a week but leave more food and you will be able to catch ’em all.

Android 7.0 also has really ramped on its new quick notification settings access, which you can access directly from your notifications even on your lockscreen.  If you don’t want notifications from certain apps, it literally takes you a second to block that app.  Have annoying game apps that keeps bugging you to buy more diamonds?  No problem, turn off notifications instantly.

And of course, Android 7.0 Nougat features more sophisticated battery management along with battery saving features.  I’ve been very fond of EMIUI running on Huawei and Honor phones lately, which have very aggressive battery management.  Similarly, Google has really stepped up the game to give users more battery life with the same hardware.

Also don’t forget about built-in VR, Google Daydream is in full motion and you may want to just grab a VR unit to test it out. (See Google VR Daydream Demo here.)

There are some more features we have not mentioned here but for now, Android 7.0 is finally here to stay and we’ve found zero bugs so far.  It is highly recommended to upgrade if you have a Nexus phone and try the future today.  And do let us know what you think of this beastly Android Nougat!

 

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Max Lee

Max Lee is the founder of HighOnAndroid.com. Max makes Android tutorials and review videos for people who want to get high on Android over at his YouTube channel and Korean YouTube channel.

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