VR-optimised Android Nougat 7.0 starts to roll out


Android's latest operating system that's optimised for Google's VR platform Daydream as well as 3D rendering API VulkanTM has started to roll out. 

Android 7.0 Nougat is being launched on Nexus devices first over the coming weeks, as well as LG's upcoming V20 handset. 

Other Android devices, such as Samsung's offerings, will probably see the update come in in a few months. 

It offers 250 major features, including better notifications, increased security, better battery saving capabilities, more emojis and more. 

But the features getting us excited are the fact that it's been built "with immersive experiences in mind", meaning it may well be the operating system for virtual reality.

For those not familiar with VulkanTM, it's an API that's got high-speed, next-gen graphics meaning games "leap to life", powered by the device's multi-core processor. 

And VR enthusiasts will of course be familiar with Daydream, the platform launched by Google earlier this year for virtual reality experiences. Android Nougat will work with Daydream-ready phones, which are expencted to come out later this year. 

Android 7.0 Nougat is being rolled out to Nexus devices, and developers have been busy bringing their apps to the platform since they got a peek at Android N in March this year.

Nougat will be rolled out ot the Nexus 6, 5x, 6P, 9, player, Pixel C and of course the LG V20.

https://www.iottechexpo.com/northamerica/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/all-events-dark-text.pngInterested in hearing industry leaders discuss subjects like this and sharing their use-cases? Attend the co-located IoT Tech Expo, Blockchain Expo, AI & Big Data Expo and Cyber Security & Cloud Expo World Series with upcoming events in Silicon Valley, London and Amsterdam and explore the future of enterprise technology.

Leave a comment


This will only be used to quickly provide signup information and will not allow us to post to your account or appear on your timeline.