The Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview beta is expected to come in late October, but the final build is presumed to be available in early December, which means that it’s quite possible that by then some of the devices that have begun the process of upgrading from Android Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat will be done with it.
The Android 7.0 Nougat operating system is the latest one developed by Google and it comes with many interesting features that rival with those found in iOS 10. A. Nougat was launched at the end of this August as an OTA upgrade and has since been rolling out gradually to specific Nexus devices.
At the same time, many other manufacturers of Android-based devices like Samsung or Huawei are working around the clock to bring to their devices as well but it will take a while until those handsets will get it. Of course, this means that it will take a while for them to get the Android 7.1 Nougat.
Among the many changes and improvements made based on the previous operating system, Android Nougat features a multi-window view function that will show two apps simultaneously, on the same screen and users can even drag elements form one app window to the other. Then there’s the improved Doze Mode which begins to save power as soon as the handset’s screen is off and many more.
The Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview is intended for developers, but other people can also use it if they really want to see what it’s all about. The final build for the Android 7.1 Nougat will come with the highly anticipated Daydream Platform which is an Android native VR platform.
It is believed that the Android 7.1 Nougat dev preview will come at first to these following devices: the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.