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Nougat (7.0) for Android™

Release Date: October 7, 2016
Note: The date Nougat is available on your device will vary. Each manufacturer determines which devices they'll update and what the schedule will be.

Nougat (Android 7.0 release) offers more ways to personalize your device, including advanced battery-saving features and notification options. This update brings additional security enhancements to protect your private data. It also boasts better graphics and new multi-tasking features.

Updating to Nougat on Your Device

Refer to the Advanced Devices - Software Updates page to see if Nougat has been released for your device or if an update is coming soon.

The steps to find the current OS version vary by device. Below are general instructions that work for most Android devices. For detailed instructions about a specific device, please check your device's user guide.

To check your current Android OS version:

  1. Open your device's settings.
  2. Tap the About Phone or About Device option.
  3. Tap Android Version to display your version information.

You've successfully found your version information.


Key Features

  1. More Personalization Options

  2. Communicate more effectively with new emoji and the ability to use 2 or more languages at the same time. Personalize your Quick Settings to easily find what you need, and manage how much data your device uses with Data Saver. Plus, bundled notifications let you see your notifications at a glance. You can expand notifications to view more info and reply to conversations without opening any apps.

  3. Improved Multitasking

  4. Switch between apps by double-tapping the screen, and use Multi-window view to run 2 apps side-by-side.

  5. Save Your Battery

  6. Doze will put your device into low-power usage while it's in your purse or pocket, so your battery is there when you need it.

  7. Better Graphics and Virtual Reality Mode

  8. Vulkan™ API offers high-performance 3D graphics, giving apps sharper images and a more life-like feel. Plus, Daydream-ready phones bring new virtual-reality experiences for you to enjoy. You'll be able to explore new worlds, kick back in your personal VR cinema, and play immersive games.

  9. New Security Features

  10. Keep your private data private. Nougat has file-based encryption that better isolates and protects files for individual users on your device. Your device also starts faster with apps that run securely, even before you enter your password.

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