Mobile updates are the most awaited events for all of us for whom Smartphone is the lifeline. We love to keep our phones updated and hope to get the best and quickest services. As soon as an update is offered on our Smartphone OS, we all get anxious and doubtful about getting it updated. With the announcement of an update of mobile OS, most of us wonder and ask multitude of questions. What will the new update look like? How my phone will behave with the new update? Whether the new OS will offer better functionality, features and user experience? So, if you’re wondering whether to update or not, we have a detailed comparison of Android Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat :
As the latest version of android has hit the market and we are looking forward to its new set of features, some people are of the view that Android 7.0 Nougat will enhance their android experience. Some reluctant ones wish to stick to the older version and will try to find faults in the latest version of Android in the defense of the previous version.
It’s you who is the final decision maker! Here is a quick list on the new features of the Android 7.0 Nougat and its differences from its predecessor.
Note: Android 7.0 Nougat is tested on MOTO G4plus for imagery purpose.
About the Nougat software: The newest android software release is the Android 7.0 Nougat.
Memory Space needed: Around 700MB
How to Download: The new version can be installed on your phone by selecting settings->About phone->System updates->Nougat 7.0 Android
Android 7.0 Nougat -Android 6.1 Marshmallow- Features
Overall look and feel
Android has preserved the overall look and feel of Marshmallow in Android 7.0 Nougat. You will hardly face any drastic appearance in the same interface since it is quite similar to that of 6.1. Although the notification window appearing while swiping from top to bottom, has been changed for better.
The notification bar and quick access window
A worth mentioning feature, notification bar is easy to access and launches relatively quickly than its predecessor. It is basically a smaller version of the earlier 6.1 navigation bar that appears when you swipe your finger from top downwards. The new feature is that now you can customize the options that you need the most or have used the most. You will get some enhanced versions of the previously used functions.
Increased emoji count
You will find the newer version of Android better if you are an emoji enthusiast. It is fun to use, giving you a great new emojis to express yourself. It is loaded with 72 new emoticons to support wider set of emotions that might have been left unexpressed earlier.
In Android 7.0, you can click on any image to be displayed on the screen. The images are available in the footer section of the screen as a slideshow to directly jump to the desired image. It is an outstanding feature for the people who earlier felt exhausted with swiping the screen to locate the right image
Android 7.0 Nougat comes with the split-screen multitasking and multi-window mode feature which gives a different but exciting experience to the user.
Other features in Android 7.0 Nougat include installing of small bits of an app which allows one time instant app usage. No more partial installation of an app and starting over again. Other features like direct reply from notification bar for all apps, bunched notifications for a cleaner look, number blocking and call screening and improved Quick Setting tiles (and customization) will appear like a lot of improvements.
Quick Window Maneouvre Option
This feature allows the user to select any previously opened application by double-clicking on the button below. It is useful as you can quickly move between the apps in need and select any app.
Changes in the settings options
The fonts and symbols of all setting options have been improvised in Android 7.0 Nougat. A suggestions box is newly added that suggests different features that are less used on your device.
Smart battery options
A new option includes the battery saver. Along with that now you are able to see the time left for the battery to discharge so that you can keep a charger nearby in need of emergency. The battery life is also improved.
On pondering over the hot topic Android 6.1 Marshmallow v/s Android 7.0 Nougat, we found that overall Android Nougat is slightly better upgrade in terms of the looks and have working instincts with very less disparity between the two. Nougat would be better for the Google Pixel and Nexus mobiles whereas other mobiles operate with the same speed and effectiveness as with the previous version of android