The latest beta version of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat has given users small and incremental updates, though one has certainly caught Android smartphone users' attention.
A report from tech website Droid-Life confirmed one of the newest features wherein users now have the power to choose where they want to apply their live wallpapers. The update allows live wallpapers, like the "Live Earth" and "Live Data," to be set by users either on their Home screen or both on the Home and lock screens.
Made available last Monday, the latest update for the Nougat will be available initially to Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C devices, while users of the Nexus 6P will get to enjoy the update soon, according to Dave Burke, Vice-President of Engineering for Android in a blog post.
Apart from the wallpaper enhancements, the Android 7.1.2 also focuses on refining user experience, which includes optimizations and bug fixes. With the update still on beta, users can expect more developments in the coming months when the final version is complete.
In a blog post by Android Central, the Nougat was reported to be focused mainly on refining user experience rather than reinventing it. A perfect example is when updates are being installed and users will no longer notice that it is taking place.
"Android Nougat also adds some important new features to help keep users safer and more secure. Inspired by how Chromebooks apply updates, we're introducing seamless updates, so that new Android devices built on Nougat can install system updates in the background," said Google in an official statement. This means that users will only get to notice the difference the moment they power up their devices after the update, with the changes already set in place in the system.
Another improvement pointed out by the blog post is the multi-window multi-tasking, which allows the screen to split into two by default, regardless of any app being opened by the user. Other key improvements include the use of less battery power and mobile data, the blog added.