Android (Source: Android Authority)
Android (Source: Android Authority)

Google has been busy improving their mobile operating system and the journey has been a long and interesting one. Of recent we have the Lollipop (Android 5.0) , the Marshmallow ( Android 6.0) and now the Android 7.0 (Naugat) . The alphabetical trend from L to M to N is apparent.

Without much talk, these are the new updates Marshmallow brings:

1.) New UI
It is customary for Android to improve on their UI no matter how visible or little it appears. The UI still looks like Marshmallow or Lollipop but it’s evident that it’s been tweaked.

2.) Notifications
Many applications are already developing the ability to reply to notifications directly from the drawer. Whatsapp being an example and it’s clear Android intends to show support for this feature .
More so, notifications are now stacked.

3.) Quick App Toggle
App toggle on Android is not new at least to me. I’ve used certain apps to do it in the past but it’s a great development nonetheless. Now you can effortlessly switch from two main apps with ease

4.) Multi-window
If you’re a Samsung fan, you’ll agree with me that Multi-window feature has been around for a while. I only wonder what took Google so long to release this feature. All the same, I say a big welcome. For me, it’s the biggest feature so far.

5.) Picture-in-picture
If you’re familiar with Dice player ( this feature makes it my best video player on android), YouTube or Gionee media player then you’ll have an idea of how this works. It enables you to pin a video at a corner while you do other things in the background. Tablet users and TV users, I can picture you smiling.

6.) Standalone Apps
The two most important new apps on Android is Allo and Duo. Allo is the new messaging app while Duo is the new video app that is currently available on the Google Playstore.

7.) Seamless Updates
Imagine trying to update apps on your phone and you have to quit your app. Well, we’ve all been there but that’s no more. On Android Naugat you can now update in the background without any interruption.

8.) Vulkan
Naugat will employ the Vulkan API support which translates to better gaming, improved graphics, and it’s more power-efficient. Furthermore, cross-platform gaming will only get better.

9.) Introducing the DayDream VR
This is set to launch fully in 2017 starting with new Nexus devices. The implication is that VR (virtual reality) integrates fully with Android phones for a better user experience.

10.) Speed
Android Naugat will run faster than previous versions of android. Apps will install faster( 70 percent faster), the UI will operate smoother and also faster. This will be loved by all

Which Function fascinates you the most? Drop your answer in the comment section

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