Android 7.0 for Developers
Android 7.0 for Developers: New Features, Performance Upgrades & Other Stuff You Won’t Care About
Google formally announced Android 7.0 Nougat a few weeks ago, but as usual, you’ll have to wait. Most users won’t get their over-the-air (OTA) updates until early next year. Many others will receive them a week from never, as some device vendors simply don’t bother.
This may sound like a snarky pet peeve of mine, but Android fragmentation is no joke; it’s been a serious headache for users and developers for years. Android 7.0 won’t solve that issue, which is a shame because it enables a number of new features and performance improvements that users would surely enjoy.
Developers shouldn’t get their hopes up, however; there aren’t any game-changers here. Let’s look at the key tweaks under Android’s hood and the new opportunities they present, from most to least impactful.
- New JIT compiler, complementing ART’s existing AOT compiler
- Multi-window support
- Support for Vulkan API
- Direct boot
- Direct reply and bundled notifications
- Daydream virtual reality (VR) mode
- UI, accessibility tweaks, and background optimization
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