The 12 biggest changes coming to Android 7.0 Nougat

Google officially released Android 7.0 Nougat on Monday, and that means anyone with a Nexus device should be on the lookout for the update.

Specifically, the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 tablet, Nexus Player streaming device, and the Pixel C tablet should be getting the Android 7.0 update in the coming weeks, starting Monday.

As usual, owners of non-Nexus Android devices may have to wait a little longer to receive the update.

Most of the new changes are smaller, but they make a big impact on how you’ll use your Android phones.

Here are all the Android 7.0 Nougat features you need to know about:


It’s more streamlined and efficient, so games and general performance are better.

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Apps will install extremely quickly, and they’ll take up less storage than they do now.

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A “JIT Compiler” makes app installs faster and allows them to take up less space on your phone.


Apps you haven’t used in a while will close automatically in the Recents menu, which makes it less cluttered.

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There’s a Clear All button at the top of the Recents menu to close all your running apps in one go if you want to start fresh.

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Quick Switch lets double-tap the square Recents button to quickly switch between the previous app you were using and the app you’re currently in.


Use two apps at the same time with Multiwindow.

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Multiwindow also works in landscape mode.

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Reply to messages straight from the notifications shade.

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Control which apps show you notifications by long-tapping on the notification itself. It’s faster than going through Settings.

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Security updates will be downloaded automatically, but you’ll have to restart your phone to install them.

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You’ll never see this again!

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You’ll be able to run Google’s new virtual-reality platform with a VR headset if your phone is powerful enough. This is the biggest new feature Google announced.

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An improved Doze mode will put your phone in a semi-sleep mode when the screen is off for outstanding battery life.

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The original Doze mode would only work when you didn’t touch your phone for long periods of time


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