Google has started the official roll-out of the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android. The update, Android 7.0 Nougat, will first be available on Nexus devices, which are co-designed by Google, the California-based company said in a blog post. The company said it had earlier released five previews of the operating system for software and application developers.
Nougat introduces new features into Android, including redesigned notification interaction services and support for search results in multiple languages within applications. The blog post went on to say that the update will also allow devices to run two applications simultaneously in a split-screen view. Nougat also introduces mobile support for Daydream, Google’s virtual reality platform.
Google later said that it is also in the process of working on Nougat’s first maintenance update, and intends to release further such upgrades over the coming quarters. It also said that it will continue its developer programme to showcase more features in upcoming previews, according to a report by Android Police.