Labeling it as an incremental update to the Android 7.0 Nougat version, the Google Android team has listed what would be the major changes in the upcoming update, i.e. Android 7.1 Nougat. To put it in short, Google has mentioned these features – Daydream VR support and A/B system updates to app shortcuts and image keyboard support.

But, the list is quite bigger than that and thus, we have listed some of the interesting upcoming features for Android Nougat that you should know about. Before that, also check which devices are going to be the first to receive Android Nougat update.

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Motorola Nexus 6
  • HTC Nexus 9
  • Huawei Nexus 6P
  • LG Nexus 5X
  • Pixel C
  • Asus Nexus Player
  • Android One devices

Features in Android 7.1 Nougat that you should know about

App shortcut with 3D Touch like function – You don’t need to have any physical assistance for this, as the upcoming feature will work like 3D Touch and pressing & holding an app icon will show up a list of specific actions that can be done. Up to five actions can be set to show up on long press of the app icon.

Swiping up / down on Fingerprint sensor – For a few smartphones, the manufacturer has such features included already (read Huawei) but this feature as a default one for Android itself would be quite handy. You can just swipe up or down on the fingerprint sensor to open or close the notification panel.

Night mode – This essentially removes the blue light and makes it easier for the eyes in the dark conditions, i.e. usually at night. It is called as Bluelight filter on some ROMs but it should be another helpful feature as a default one on Android OS.

Better keyboard – The default Android keyboard won’t limit itself to alphabets, symbols and numbers. What would get included in the keyboard is sticker, emojis, GIFs, and more.

The developer beta of the Android 7.1 Nougat will be available by the end of October, and then the final release for majority of the devices listed above will be by the end of December.

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