The final version of Android 7.0 Nougat has started rolling out to Google’s Nexus 6, 9, 5X, 6P, Nexus Player, the Pixel C tablet and an Android One phone. All these devices have been included in the Android N Developer Preview Program and in July, they’ve received the fifth Developer Preview. However, the first device that will come pre-installed with Nougat is LG’s upcoming V20, then the new operating system will roll out to other devices built by Google’s OEMs. Sony isn’t one of Google’s partners, but the company already informed its users about the list of devices that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat.
The three HTC devices that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat are HTC 10, HTC One A9, and HTC One M9, while Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 will be updated in two or three months. Now, Sony has published the list of phones and tablets that will run on the new Android OS. It isn’t sure if Nougat will roll out to Sony’s devices in this order, but here are the nine phones and tablets that will receive the update: Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia X Performance.
Nougat’s most important new features are:
– Instant Apps, which allows users to test an application in the Google Play store without having to download or buy it;
– Multi-window app support, a feature that was borrowed from Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones and which allows users to open two applications side-by-side;
– Doze on the Go is the improved original feature that will work even when the phone is in motion and as the display off;
– Daydream is a VR platform that brings applications to virtual reality. Soon, major manufacturers will start releasing Daydream-ready devices;
– Seamless updates – applications will be updated instantly, in the background, without requiring restarts.