Google has finally pushed out its much awaited update, the Android Nougat. As devices await for access, the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 can now be updated via an unofficial port, with the Nougat promising exciting features. Will the Android Nougat be the best Google update yet?
Improved Encryption, Battery and More
Even with a number of devices seeding, and will still need to seed, to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google went to push out the Android Nougat update.
As with other Android updates, the Nougat update comes with a range of new features. These include an expanded emoji library that brings over 1,500 choices, redesigned notifications panel that allows people to send messages, and a new Data Saver mode to help decrease app cellular data usage.
According to Express, once people enable the Data Saver mode, itwill allow the system to block the background data usage. It also tells apps to work with less data in the foreground as much as possible through limiting bit rate once the device streams.
The OS can reduce the quality of the image and deter optimistic pre-caching among others to keep data usage at bay.
Since the Android Nougat promises a lot of interesting features on the table, it has been established that Nexus devices will be the first in line to receive the update. However, despite being first in line, Google’s Android rollouts do not happen as fast.
A new post from XDA Developers shows how the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 can be updated via first unofficial port. All users need to do is install the ROM then flash the zip through the user’s favorite custom recovery following a proper wipe. As for other users under Samsung, HTC and more, they will need to wait for further word.