The OS that speaks your languages
Bring your words to life with updated and entirely new emoji, and the ability to use two or more languages at the same time.
Be in two places at once
Now you can switch between apps with a double tap, and run two apps side by side. So go ahead and watch a movie while texting, or read a recipe with your timer open.
Experience Android in a new dimension
Vulkan™ API is a game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. On supported devices, see apps spring to life with sharper graphics and eye-candy effects.
Enjoy simple, high quality virtual reality
With VR mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Available on Daydream-ready phones.
Stay in the moment
Android Nougat makes it easier to take action in the moment, with more personalised settings and smarter notifications.
Notification Direct Reply
Mini conversations within your notifications let you reply on the go – without opening any app.
See what's new at a glance with bundled notifications from apps. Simply tap to expand and view more info without having to open the app.
Customised Quick Settings
Rearrange your Quick Setting tiles so you can get to what you want faster.
Limit how much data your device uses with Data Saver. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won't be able to access mobile data.
When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself.
Not only can you change the size of the text on your device, but the size of the icons and the experience itself.
Security is at the heart of all that we do
Your safety and privacy are important. As always, Android is built with powerful layers of security and encryption to keep your private data private. With Android Nougat, we’ve also added new features.
On select new devices, software updates download in the background, so you won't have to wait while your device syncs with the latest security tools.
By encrypting at the file level, Android can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.
Starting your device is faster and apps run securely even before you enter your password.