The newest version for Google’s popular smartphone OS has now arrived. The new Android 7.0 OS, also known as Nougat, will be made available with on-the-air- updates on compatible Nexus phones in the coming weeks. The beta versions of the said Android OS has been available to the public since May of this year with some added features for the beta users to try out first hand.
The new version of the Android OS will offer multi-window multitasking features as well as additional battery-saving modes. The Android Nougat will also provide support for the upcoming Google Daydream VR platform. Other features include additional emojis as well as improved text messaging features.
While the new Android Nougat OS may already be here, it may not be that easy for most Android users to update their phones. It has been a perennial problem for Google to update Android devices to the latest OS version due to its different Android smartphone partners. While the company can develop and announce the latest versions of the Android OS, it ultimately depends on smartphone makers such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and other Android smartphone makers to push through with the updates on their respective smartphone models. This also affects smartphone users locked in to wireless carriers, who need to approve of the updates first. While the update may already be available, it may still take some before it can take effect on several Android smartphones from Google’s manufacturing partners.