Wednesday, October 5, 2016

7.1 Android comes to Nexus devices, and for smartphones Pixel will be the exclusive (press release) (Registration)

Smartphones Pixel from the Google will be the first devices that will come with Android 7.1 Nougat. Google will also deliver the next version of Android on the latest Nexus phones and tablet Pixel C.

However, some features will be exclusive for smartphones Pixel.

At least for now.

the Online Android Policy offers a summary of the new features included in Android 7.1. Let’s see what new features will only be available on phones Pixel at the start.

Android 7.1 – functions

first, let’s look at some of the things that should appear soon on the Nexus 6P, Nexus5X and any other device receiving Android 7.1:

– seamless upgrade (OS update allows the download and installed in the background);

– the moves (optional feature for fingerprint sensor);

– the Daydream mode VR (for phones with hardware supports);

night light.

There is also the new Manager of storage and new features for developers, including support for round app icons, new shortcuts API and many more.


first, the phones will use Pixel new Pixel launcher Launcher. It includes a new home screen and launch applications.

Press and hold the f or say “OK Google” and you can start to interact with the assistant of Google, which is also available only on these phones at the moment.

it is likely that Google assistant will soon be available on other Android devices, but currently it is exclusive.

Other specific functions for Pixel include:

the app Pixel camera with electronic image stabilization, hardware-accelerated HDR + image processing;

– unlimited photo backup in the cloud Google for high quality images and 4K video (or below);

– 24/7 support that is available, starting with a chat or phone call from the phone itself, with the possibility of sharing the screen with a support person.

Author: Stepan Mazur

Original photo: liliputing


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