What are the new features of Android 7.0 Nougat?

What are the new features of Android 7.0 Nougat?

Nougat is now being rolled out, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. There are a number of new features including:

 

 

Camera

- New modes and filters by swiping when in the camera
- Change your skin tone, eye size and face shape when taking a selfie
- Add a spotlight to your photos
- Auto create stories within the gallery, based on people, locations or times tagged
- Use the volume button to immediately take a burst shot


Settings

- Settings are simply laid out and grouped together
- Able to link a physical keyboard
- New Android ‘hidden’ game in the Software version


Applications

- Internet app now features extensions, similar to desktop internet applications
- A number of pre-loaded apps including Android Pay and Samsung Gear
- Calendar app linked to the weather Widget, so you can see the weather forecast when planning activities
- More settings for apps accessing different parts of the device, for example ‘Do not disturb’ or ‘Allow unrestricted data usage’ permission


Notification and shortcuts menu

- Expanded information in notifications
- Search function and scan for nearby devices within the notification panel
- More settings for notifications including silent and hidden notifications


Display

- In-built blue light filter to ease the strain on your eyes in the evening and night time
- Screen resolution can be changed from High Definition, Full High Definition to Wide Quad High Definition
- Screen display can be zoomed in
- Medical information can be displayed on your screen, even if the device is locked


Communication

- Messages and contacts are linked more fluidly
- Quick call function – holding the home key on any screen and speaking a contacts name will call them
- Use voice commands to answer or reject calls

 

 

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