Here Is What's New In Nougat 7.1

Google's Pixel smartphones, which were launched in an event on October 4, brought in the new maintenance release of Nougat, Android 7.1. Android Nougat was released by Google on August 22 with version number 7.0. Later on, there were rumours that the Pixel phones will be coming with Nougat 7.1. We were confirmed the same by our source as well. Now that Nougat 7.1 is out, folks at Android Police decided to dig in deep and pull out what has changed from Nougat 7.0.
Being Google's branded devices, Nougat 7.1 running inside the Pixel devices has some features which are exclusive only to the Pixel devices such as the Pixel Launcher, Google Assistant etc. The changelog below covers up changes in Nougat 7.1 from Nougat 7.0, both which are "exclusive" to the Pixel devices and those which will be seen in AOSP based Nougat 7.1.
Here's the changelog: 
Android Nougat 7.1 (Pixel product-specific)
  • Pixel Launcher - swipe up for all apps, new Search Box, date/weather header on home
  • Google Assistant
  • Unlimited original quality photo/video backup to Google Photos
  • Smart Storage - when storage is full, automatically removes old backed up photos/videos
  • Phone/Chat support (new support tab in settings), screen-share functionality
  • Quick switch adapter for wired setup from Android or iPhone
  • Pixel Camera:
    • Electronic Image Stabilization (“video stabilization”) 2.0
    • Pro Features
      • White Balance Presets
      • Exposure Compensation
      • AE/AF Locking
      • Viewfinder grid modes
    • HW-accelerated (on Qualcomm Hexagon coprocessor) HDR+ image processing
    • Smartburst
  • Sensor Hub processor with tightly integrated sensors (accel, gyro, mag) + connectivity (Wi-Fi, Cell, GPS)
  • Cosmetic
    • Solid navbar icons with home affordance for Assistant
    • SysUI accent color theming
    • Wallpaper picker with new wallpapers and sounds
    • New setup look and feel
    • Dynamic calendar date icon
Android Nougat 7.1 (AOSP)
  • Night Light
  • Touch/display performance improvements
  • Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture - opt-in)
  • Seamless A/B system updates
  • Daydream VR mode
  • Developer features:
    • App shortcuts / shortcut manager APIs
    • Circular app icons support
    • Keyboard image insertion
    • Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade
    • Manual storage manager Intent for apps
    • Improved VR thread scheduling
    • Enhanced wallpaper metadata
    • Multi-endpoint call support
    • Support for various MNO requirements
      • PCDMA voice privacy property
      • Source type support for Visual Voicemail
      • Carrier config options for managing video telephony
  • Manual storage manager - identifies apps and files and apps using storage

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 20 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
Here Is What's New In Nougat 7.1 Here Is What's New In Nougat 7.1 Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 10/08/2016 04:09:00 PM
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