A few days ago, Google launched its final preview build of Android Nougat, speculating the public release of the OS is around the corner. Now a new leak suggests that Google may release Android 7.0 Nougat as early as this month. Furthermore, the leak also hints that the Nexus 5 users won’t get the new update of Android 7.0.
According to Evan Blass, the famous tipster of the world, the public release of Android 7.0 will come along with the security patch which will be released on August 5. Albeit the date looks a bit earlier, comparing with the Google’s traditional timeframe, which falls in September-October, when the multinational company launches their flagship Nexus devices. Now it is interesting to see, whether Google will advance the release date of much anticipated HTC ‘Marlin’ Nexus or go with the usual time period.
Blass also claimed that the Nexus 5 owners would not get the Android 7.0 update as the device has already passed its 18 months update cycle and quite naturally Google will pull off the support too.
Android 7 Nougat is expected to hit the market with several new features and as per the latest preview build, it will incorporate few Camera app upgrades; including more Grid options, and a whole new makeover of the much-missed manual exposure mode.
Gridlines are a very useful way to compose the settings and the surroundings while clicking an image. The revamped camera app will apparently come with three more Gridline options, apart from the current standard 3×3 frame. Now the users will be able to choose a 4×4 option, a Golden Ratio (aka Phi grid). This kind of Square Grid is mainly used to snap photos for the social media apps. The users will find the new Grid options on the top of the viewfinder and by clicking on it, they can select their preferred grid option. If the users want to keep the gridlines off, they will also get that provision.
In the preview builds of Android 7 Nougat, the manual exposure feature was absent. But Google has finally decided to put in that feature in the upcoming OS. The feature has incorporated in the form of a slider which will show up on the screen by a mere tapping. Users can then decide to higher or lower the brightness according to their need.
Currently, the latest preview build of the Android 7.0 Nougat is available only for Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Pixel C devices along with the General Mobile 4G Android One devices. The final version of the Android 7.0 Nougat public release will incorporate many other improvements such as multi-window support, revamped doze mode, enhanced notifications, number blocking, and much more.