Hoorah! The latest version of Android dubbed Nougat, has officially been released by Google today. While the search giant released versions of the new operating system (now in its 7th iteration) in the past few months as developer previews, it’s only today that the company is officially rolling out the consumer-ready version of the OS to the general public. And by general public we mean Nexus devices like the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and the General Mobile 4G (Android One). Roll out to other phones that’s not part of the Nexus or Android One program is completely dependent on the release schedule of the OEM.
If you’ve been testing out the developer previews on your Nexus device recently, there’s not a lot of changes to the OS this time around, with Google refining several features of Android instead of completely overhauling it. Android Nougat gets new emojis, split screen and PIP modes, better battery performance as well as bundled notifications, direct reply and notification controls.