Android 7.0

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  1. John Laidler

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    Android 7.0 is now being released to certain Google devices, including mine. :)

    Or should that be... including mine. :eek:

    I know there will be a 7.01 released days later, then eventually a 7.1 and so on, because that's what happened to the earlier versions, 5.0 and 6.0

    But I'm a sucker for new toys so I'm looking forward to it. :)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37154926
     
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    i can already run two apps on my lg g4? but im yet to try it
     
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    I have tried it on LG G3, just splits the screen shot in have, not really that useful.
     
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    Im looking forward to it too lol, but it took Samsung til March this year to release Marshmallow to my Note5 so im guessing about the same time next year for Nougat for me , and apparently Nexus 7 isnt getting it!
     
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    Note 5 already has the ability to run in split screen mode or picture in picture, i just love the something new!
     
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    If its as unhelpful as Marshmellow (android 6) they can shove it where the sun dont shine.
     
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    Yep, i think a lot of people will be trying to avoid it for as long as possible from what I'm hearing lol
     
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    Which might be easier with a nougat than a marshmallow. :)
     
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    Spell check....

    I have tried it on LG G3, just splits the screen in half, not really that useful.
     
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    Get your Note rooted and a custom Rom installed...:)
     
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    I'm very tempted tbh, but im satisfying myself with custom launchers for now, much easier to manage especially when you have no internet in deepest darkest gods country lol.
     
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    My tablet has just told me Android 7 is ready to download. I've clicked ok.:unsure:

    I'll be back. (hopefully) :)
     
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    Back sooner than I thought! It started downloading then quickly stopped and now no notifications about 7 are visible. Odd.
     
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    I spoke too soon. Something is happening..
     
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    And it has happened! Not much to report really. Visually it looks almost identical to 6 though the little messages which come up are slightly different.

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    The Settings screen shows a bit more detail:

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    That page shows the biggest surprise as the storage figure before the upgrade was over 8Gb but it is now under 7Gb. Not sure if it will stay this low but if true the new OS seems to be much more efficient on memory.

    And that's it for the moment, it seems to have gone smoothly and I'm struggling to see much of a difference - but perhaps that is a good sign? :)
     
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    What tablet so you have?
     
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    Continuing my monologue...:)

    I've got the split screen thing to work. A long press on the previous apps button (the square one on the bottom right of the screen, which then changes shape) brings up this:

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    Note some apps say "may not work in split screen" and others, like CamperContact say they won't work this way.

    You can scroll through the apps then with a long press select the one you want. Here I've selected Gmail.

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    Both windows behave just like they would full screen.

    Just need to work out when you would need this. :)
     
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    A Nexus 9. Reading a bit on the web today a huge problem Google have is of all the non-Google devices out there only a few get updates, and critically this includes security updates which Google now push out monthly I believe.

    Having a Google device means you are generally first in the queue for updates, though 7 isn't going out to all Google devices.
     
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    Updating my 9 now, got my 10 running a custom version of Marshmallow, doubt that will updating to Nougat.
     
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