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Android N has got its Name

Android Nougat
Android N has got its Name

Finally the name of new Android OS has been selected and it is going to be known as “Android Nougat.” Yes after a long wait and online poll, finally the name has been announced by Google.

As we all know that Google announced the name of new OS name on the name of one of the Dessert from around the world. This time for naming the OS, suggestions and requests were made and then finally, Google releases the name after some months of pondering. Well, this time was no different, except that the company claims that they were open to suggestions. The name is, and no, it’s not Nutella or Nankatai, it’s ‘Nougat’. We didn’t see a lot of applause coming in for that, now.

So for all those who are new to the name Nougat, according to Wikipedia “Nougat (US pronunciation: /ˈnuːɡət/ noo-gət; UK /ˈnuːɡɑː/ noo-gaa or UK /ˈnʌɡət/ nug-gat, French pronunciation: ​[nu.ɡa]) is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common), whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit. The consistency of nougat is chewy, and it is used in a variety of candy bars and chocolates. The word nougat comes from Occitan pan nogat (pronounced [ˈpa nuˈɣat]), seemingly from Latin panis nucatus 'nut bread' (the late colloquial Latin adjective nucatum means 'nutted' or 'nutty').”

As is tradition with new Android version names, Googlers crowded around to see the unveiling of the newest Android mascot for Android N. The curtain was pulled away by the official twitter account of  Android.

Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas! #AndroidNReveal pic.twitter.com/7lIfDBwyBE

— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016

So As the Android N has official name, let’s look what has changed in the Android new operating system.

Project Svelte – reducing RAM usage

According to us one of the main and biggest features of Android N is Project Svelte, till now RAM usage on the Android phones was very high. With Project Svelte is expected to reduce.
Project Svelte is an ongoing effort by Google to minimize RAM use by system and apps across the range of Android devices in the ecosystem. In Android N, Project Svelte is focused on optimizing the way apps run in the background.

Split-screen multitasking

Split- Screen is the capability which is offered by many handsets manufacturer, Samsung is one of the leaders in this. Now this feature will be by default in Android. This means that the device screen can show two different apps simultaneously, and video apps will support picture-in-picture mode. The system fills the screen with two apps, showing them either side-by-side or one-above-the-other. The user can drag the dividing line separating the two in order to make one app larger and the other smaller. Manufacturers of the larger devices will be able to choose to enable freeform mode, allowing users to freely resize each activity. If the manufacturer enables this feature, the device offers freeform mode in addition to split-screen mode.

Redefined way to use Notifications

I believe that Android is inspired by Apple to launch this feature in Android N. Now you can reply directly from notifications and the interface will let you see more app information than what you did previously. The Direct Reply feature will let you quickly respond to text messages or update task lists within the notification interface. The inline reply action is an additional button attached to the notification. There is also something called ‘Bundled Notifications’ that groups notifications from the same app together. Grouped notifications can be expanded into notifications by tapping the new expansion button or a two-finger gesture.

These are some of the Cool feature of Android N, I would rather say Android Nougat will have to make the user experience better.

Do share your views and opinions about Android Nougat in the comment section below and if you use please let us know does it force you to switch to android? 

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