Nougat 7.0
Google is finally rolling out the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system: the Android 7.0 Nougat. Available last 22 August as an update for Google’s Nexus devices, Android Nougat includes more than 250 improvements to the company’s OS.

Nougat's biggest features include updates to the Quick Settings menu, new emojis, multitasking, battery management improvements and the release of Google's DayDream mobile virtual reality platform.

The subtlest, but most welcome, change to Android N is its new Quick Settings menu. Rather than having to swipe down on the notifications shade twice to get access to user's quick settings like Wi-Fi, GPS and the flashlight, they now only have to swipe down once. That seems like a small change, but it’s certainly welcome considering Android handset makers like Samsung, LG and HTC have been including the feature for some time now.

Users will also now be able to reply directly to messages from the notifications shade without having to open any corresponding apps. Because if they are going to hit someone with a snappy comeback, users you want to make sure they send it before they forget it.

And since it seems like 99.99 percent of the population has given up on the written word in favor of emojis anyway, Google is bringing a whole slew of updates for its mini works of art to Nougat. Some 72 new emojis will make their Android debut when the OS is released, including a more ethnically diverse cast of male and female characters for your texts and Hangouts messages.

Multitasking is also coming to Android 7.0 in the form of split-screen apps. That means user will be able to do things like watch their favorite YouTube streamer and send out texts messages or browse Chrome and check Gmail from the same screen. While this feature isn’t likely to be too useful on most smartphones, it will certainly come in handy on larger tablets.

Battery life in Android Nougat also gets an update via a new feature that automatically puts your phone into low-power mode when it detects that it’s in the user's pocket or bag while on the move.