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Android: Latest release(Nougat) and its previous versions

Android Nougat and its latest features

Android is a operating system developed for smartphones and tablets based on the Linux Kernel, designed for touchscreen devices as mentioned above. It is an open source Operating System(OS) which is openly available for everyone on internet. There are variety of manufacturers who use android source code and build smartphones. You can customize it in your own way if you know android programming.

After the release of Android Marshmallow (Version - 6.0) update in October 2015, Android officially released its latest version Android Nougat (Version - 7.0) on August 22, 2016 .
Basically, it took a long time for the smartphone/tablet users to get marshmallow update.
It depends upon the manufacturer to upgrade new version of OS for its smartphone and tablet users. So, we have to wait for the updates until announced by the manufacturer. If your smartphone is compatible for the latest version, then you must wait for the updates to arrive buddy. 😉
Rumors are that Nougat will be available for only selected devices. *Fingers crossed* 🙇
Currently supported devices for this latest version are : Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 (WiFi and LTE), Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the General Mobile 4G (Android One) device.

10 Interesting Facts About Android Nougat: 
  1. Android Nougat is the 7th OS version of Android.
  2. Nougat 7.0 final preview was first available for Nexus devices
  3. Android Nougat was released up to 5 beta versions to the developers and testers for trying the new OS features.
  4. First beta version was released on March 9, 2016  . 
  5. Out of 5 beta previews released, beta preview-1 and 2 were for developers. Beta preview 3 and 4 were for public and developers . 
  6. Final Beta preview 5 was released on July 18, 2016  
  7. Officially Android 7.0 was released on August 22, 2016 .
  8. Android 7.1 was officially announced on October 11, 2016 by google .  Final release for updates to some devices will be announced in December.
  9. Until June 30, 2016 Android's latest version was code named as N.They even kept a Contest for guessing the right answer. Rumors were that it would be Nutella. But Unfortunately it was named as Nougat. 😕
  10. Preview builds were compatible only with Google Nexus devices such as Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9,Pixel C and Nexus Player.
Beta versions are usually released for testing and feedback purpose from general public or limited group of people or developers.
Android Nougat Top 5 Features :

Multi-Window View:
You can split screen and switch between apps with this feature.
For example: You can watch a video and at the same time you can do some other work such as texting at a single screen. MULTI-TASKING
Multi tasking Window View

Smart Battery:
Smart Battery Android Doze
Android Nougat comes with Android Doze for smart battery saving. Doze reduces battery consumption by deferring background CPU and network activity for apps when the device is unused for long periods of time

Customized Quick Settings:
Customized Quick Settings Rearrange quick setting tiles which you use frequently at the top of notification bar and hide other settings.

Bundled Notification and Direct Reply:
Notifications are now improvised in this OS version.
BUNDLED NOTIFICATION that seems so cooool. You can directly check and reply messages from the notification bar without even opening app.
You are now saved from Whatsapp's Last Seen 😆
Bundled NotificationDirect Reply

Seamless Updates:
You dont have to wait for the update to arrive and check for updates. This new feature will do your job easily. Whenever the updates are released for the supported devices and if luckily your smartphone is one of them,  then your device will update on its own.
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Check out Android Nougat boot animation video :
 Just Kidding😂😂

These are the main features i have noticed in nougat, if you want to know more about its features march ahead to the official website.
When you get the latest update on your device, share the experience and extra features. With Us..

Android History :
Here is the android history about its previous versions :
Code nameVersion numberInitial release dateAPI levelSupport status
Alpha1.0September 23, 20081Discontinued
Beta1.1February 9, 20092Discontinued
Cupcake1.5April 27, 20093Discontinued
Donut1.6September 15, 20094Discontinued
Eclair2.0 – 2.1October 26, 20095–7Discontinued
Froyo2.2 – 2.2.3May 20, 20108Discontinued
Gingerbread2.3 – 2.3.7December 6, 20109–10Discontinued
Honeycomb3.0 – 3.2.6February 22, 201111–13Discontinued
Ice Cream Sandwich4.0 – 4.0.4October 18, 201114–15Discontinued
Jelly Bean4.1 – 4.3.1July 9, 201216–18Discontinued
KitKat4.4 – 4.4.4October 31, 201319Discontinued
Lollipop5.0 – 5.1.1November 12, 201421–22Supported
Marshmallow6.0 – 6.0.1October 5, 201523Supported
Nougat7.0 – 7.1.1August 22, 201624–25Supported
To know more about each and every feature of android's previous versions check out WikiPedia . Source : WikiPedia

Android named its OS versions related to sweet candies and also in alphabetical order as seen above. Nougat is a sweet candy too.
It was first developed and released on September 23, 2008 by Google.
Android Programming uses Java,C,C++ languages to operate.
Android's source code is released by google under open source license.
And there's lot more to talk about android. But for newbies, this information is enough.
To know more about Android you can check out its Official Website or WikiPedia.
Its open nature has encouraged a large community of developers and enthusiasts to use the open-source code as a foundation for community-driven projects, which deliver updates to older devices, add new features for advanced users.  
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