4 Reasons to Install Android 7.0 Nougat & 2 Reasons Not To

Google’s latest update to Android 7.0 Nougat has finally been released and is rolling out now to select Nexus smartphones and tablets. Those who’d rather not wait, are also installing it manually. While many jumped at the chance to install it right away, myself included, there are also some reasons to avoid Android 7.0 Nougat at least for the first little while. Read on for more details.

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In late October, Google unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Delivering tons of new features, improved battery life, fingerprint or Android Pay support and more. However, ahead expectations Android N was unveiled in March, and Google released five developer previews to the public before officially releasing Nougat.

Read: How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat Right Now

If you’re trying to decide if you should accept and install the Android 7.0 Nougat over the air update, or install it yourself, below is some helpful information. We go over all the details, new features, changes and more for users. Not to mention a few reasons you may want to wait as well.

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No one expected Google to unleash Android N so early. In fact, last year Android M debuted at the end of May and wasn’t released until October. Google delivered much quicker in 2016. So fast actually, that some devices had yet to see Android 6.0 Marshmallow when Android N made its debut.

As expected Google released Android 7.0 Nougat on August 22nd, meeting their “this summer” release timeline. Users can manually install it with the link above (but wipe out their device) get the over-the-air update, or sign up for the Android N Beta OTA program which appears to be the fastest way to get the update right now.

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Read: Android 7.0 vs Android 6.0 Marshmallow: What’s New

Users will love everything that Nougat has to offer. From multi-window support to run two apps at once, improved battery life with Doze, revamped and bundled notifications, a smarter settings menu, Android instant apps and more detailed in our link above. It’s a tempting offer, but here’s what you should know first.

Below we take a look at multiple reasons users should accept and install the new Android 7.0 Nougat release, and a couple reasons why some may want to give it time and wait for at least one quick bug fixing update first.

Install Android 7.0 To Run Two Apps at Once

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Install Android 7.0 To Run Two Apps at Once

If you want to run two apps at the same time on your smartphone, or have a Nexus tablet (like the Pixel C) and want to do more with your device, Android 7.0 is for you. Google's finally added native "multi-window" support, which lets us run two apps simultaneously as shown above.

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Simply click the recent apps button and long-press one of the running apps, and drag it to the top, then choose the second app. Both will work at the same time. Like watching YouTube and checking Gmail at the same time. Or replying to a message and using Google Maps simultaneously. Google even allows for two browser windows to be open at once, which is incredibly useful.

It works with almost every app we've tried, unlike Samsung's implementation that only runs with select apps made by them and a few of Google's apps as well. To make multi-window even better, Google added an ALT+Tab like function. Similar to a remote control "last channel" button, double tap the recent apps button on your device to minimize what you're on, and instantly go back to the last app you used. It's incredinly useful, and one of my favorite Nougat features.

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