Google is going to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat as early as on August 5. This comes from a tweet that Evan Blass has posted on twitter, who is known for his accurate launch predictions. In his tweet, he has mentioned that the release of security patch for August month will happen alongside Android Nougat. He has also wrote that Nexus 5 will not be getting the latest Android update.
There are many new features in the latest version of Android and people who have already installed the developer preview on their phones are aware about these:
Notification & Quick Settings: This includes a redesigned notification and quick settings which now covers full width of the screen all apps seemed to be streamlined. You can also expand the notifications that are grouped with two fingers. Quick settings icon can be arranged just like in Marshmallow you can also remove and add icons in it.
Quick Reply: It has become much easier people can now directly reply from the notifications itself without switching apps.
Split Screen mode: Now users have the split screen option to run two apps simultaneously. Depending on the screen orientation it can display the apps one above another or side by side. You can also adjust the size of the split screen. There is also a Clear all button in the Apps preview which was demanded from a large number of users.
RAM Management: Android Nougat is said to have a better RAM management then its successors.
Many of features are already available in some smartphones from their manufacturers. Custom ROM from the manufacturers has already provided the features like split screen and Quick setting arrangement.
The first smartphones that will get the Nougat upgrade is said to be the Nexus 5X and 6P from Google. Couple of days back we have seen a leaked Android Nougat build for Huawei P9. Samsung and other companies will try to provide the Nougat update to their high end smartphones as early as possible. Motorola Devices are well known for their frequent upgrades, but we have to see how quickly they are this time, and they have a lots of device in queue for this upgrade. Moto devices which are expected to get the upgrade are Moto G 2015. Moto G Turbo, Moto G4 variants, Moto X Play, Moto X style, Moto X force, Moto Z. Nokia is already rumored to be launching two phones with Android Nougat and many other smartphone manufacturers are expected to announce the update timeline for their smartphones soon.