— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016
Android N name contest
Well, this was an exciting and fun activity from Google’s side where it asked audience to help them name the new Android OS. People actively participated in large numbers in this contest and came up with creative suggestions such as Nutter Butter, Nerds, Necco Wafers, Nutella and even Indian dessert names including Nankatai and Neyyappam.
Google CEO, Sundar Pichai expressed a desire to take suggestions from all Android users and even considered asking his mother for the new name.
“When I meet my Mom, I will ask for suggestions”
— Sundar Pichai, Google CEO
The craze and rumors for Android N official name have now settled with the announcement of ‘Android Nougat’.
Sneak Peek through the features of Android Nougat (version 7.0)
Though Android 7.0 hasn’t released yet, Google has revealed few significant features in developer’s preview at I/O meeting 2016.
Direct Reply Notifications
Dealing with important notifications is now simple with ‘direct reply’ feature that enables replying to messages and emails from notifications itself. Clicking on notification does not redirect you to the app to respond back. This feature is currently to be incorporated for WhatsApp, Hangouts and Gmail.
Multi-Window or Split-Window
Quick Settings Menu
Have you ever felt the need to get a quick access to settings menu? Be it tweaking security options to switching between SIM cards, you have to hit the settings menu. Android users, sit back and relax, as you will be offered the convenience to access settings menu at the top of notifications shade.
Grouped or Bundled Notifications
All the notifications from the same app will be grouped together and displayed systematically on your mobile screen. Android Nougat intends to become more managed with the inclusion of these features. From the group, view a single notification with two finger gesture or a click on expansion button.
Doze Mode 2.0, data saver and background optimization are some other features of the latest Android version disclosed in Developer’s preview. Hold on your eagerness till Android Nougat hits the market with many new surprises for you!