Android

Android 7.0 Nougat (API 24-25)

Version 7.0
Release date August 22, 2016
Features

Unicode 9.0 emoji and skin tone modifier support (and exposes a subset of ICU4J APIs).[225]

Ability to display color calibration

Ability to screen zoom

Ability to switch apps by double tapping in overview button

Added Emergency information part

Added the “Clear All” button in Overview screen

Another system partition, which gets updated when not in use, allowing for seamless system updates

Daydream virtual reality platform (VR interface)

Improved Doze functionality, which aims to prolong battery life

Improvements to file browser

More Quick Settings options

Multi-window support, which supports floating apps on a desktop layout

New Data Saver mode, which can force apps to reduce bandwidth usage

New JIT Compiler, making for 75 percent faster app installations and a 50 percent reduction in compiled code size

Just in Time (JIT) compiler with code profiling to ART, which lets it constantly improve the performance of Android apps as they run

Picture-in-picture support for Android TV

Redesigned notification shade, featuring instant access to certain settings

Redesigned Overview screen

Replaced notification cards with notification sheets

Settings app navigation drawer

Vulkan 3D rendering API

Multiple Device Locales

Rearranged notification shade

Touch/display performance improvements

Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture – opt-in)

Opt-in with new hardware required:

Seamless A/B system updates

Daydream VR mode

Developer features:

Shortcut manager APIs

Circular app icons support

Keyboard image insertion

Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade

Manual storage manager Intent for apps

Improved VR thread scheduling

Enhanced wallpaper metadata

Multi-endpoint call support

Support for various MNO requirements

PCDMA voice privacy property

Source type support for Visual Voicemail

Carrier config options for managing video telephony

Manual storage manager – identifies files and apps using storage

New set of emojis adding different skin and haircut to existing ones

Send GIFs directly from the default keyboard

App shortcuts: Launch actions on apps by long pressing the app icon

Developer Options: Show CPU Usage feature removed

Battery usage alerts