Google has started giving Android 7.0 Nougat updates to Android One devices, specifically Cherry Mobile G1.
A reader from GSMArena.com submitted a screenshot that showed an Android System update.
With the Google Android 7.0 Nougat update, Android One Cherry Mobile G1 devices will be loaded with new features such as multi-window, all-new emoji and improved battery saving options.
It will also bring in new security patches in which Android One users will not need to manually check new security patches in the future as Android 7.0 Nougat will download and install them via cellular data.
The update size is 747.8 MB and will require the phone to be restarted.
Google’s latest mobile operating system brings in better battery life. It is an improvement to Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s Doze Mode, Forbes reported.
When Doze Mode was first released with Android 6.0, the phone needs to stay put in order for Doze to function. And it will turn off when the device moves.
But with Nougat 7.0, Doze Mode automatically starts when the device’s screen goes blank and will not turn off even when in motion. As long as the screen of the device goes off, Doze Mode continues saving battery life.
Android 7.0 also revamped the notifications. Users can direct reply to messages on most apps, especially with Messenger and Hangouts.
Split-screen is also enabled with Nougat. This means users can operate two apps at the same time without closing the other.
There is also a new function overview button, which is somewhat similar to split-screen. The new feature in the overview button lets power users navigate to the previous app they were using by double tap, enabling better multitasking functionality.
Protection for personal data is important. Google previously enabled full-disk encryption that protects files inside a phone’s data storage. But with Google Nougat 7.0 update, personal data is encrypted or protected on a file level, making individual files safe from illegal access.
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