ANDROID NOUGAT 7.0 Posts on XDA

How to Freeze Any App’s Background Processes without Root on Android 7.0+

Android has always been considered the more "powerful" mobile platform when compared to iOS because of how much freedom its 3rd-party applications have. This enables a lot of automation to take place simply because Android applications can do more tasks while they're running in the background. However, this comes with a downside as it opens the...

Android 7.0 Released for Sony Xperia XA

This week, Sony released an Android 7.0 update for the Xperia XA, so the company's mid-range smartphone joins the Nougat family. Android Nougat for the Xperia XA brings several improvements like an improved camera and multi-windows support. XDA Senior Member Jozinek posted a quick review of the update. There are some screenshots and a video that shows the...

How to Add more Tiles to the Quick Settings Header on Google, OnePlus, and Sony Phones [No Root]

If you pull down on the status bar of your Android phone, you'll likely see a few notifications below a single row of Quick Settings tiles. This row is called the Quick Settings header as it only shows the first few tiles that are available in the full set of QS tiles. By pulling down...

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Set To Receive Nougat Update

Android O is around the corner, yet according to official statistics, Nougat is still installed on less than 5% of devices. We have good news for the owners of the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, though: T-Mobile confirmed that the Nougat update will be available to flash next week. News of the confirmation have been delivered by...

How to Add Media Playback Controls to the Nav Bar when Playing Music

Ever since Google first introduced the concept of software navigation keys to Android, users have been asking for a way to customize what keys are available to users. Although custom ROMs have offered this level of customization for years, it's only in the first Android O Developer Preview do we find an official method from...

Nav Bar Customization was Hidden in Stock Nougat All Along…and it never needed Root

Show of hands here: how many of you are actually running the first Android O Developer Preview? Not only is the Developer Preview only available to a handful of Google devices, but it's really not suitable as a daily driver. Of course, it was never intended to be used by the average user, but rather as...

Beta Testing for EMUI 5.0/Android Nougat Begins for the Honor 6X

On its official Twitter account, Honor U.S.A has announced that Android Nougat with EMUI 5.0 is in the beta testing phase for the Honor 6X. Honor has been systematically adding more devices to its beta update program as per their Nougat roll-out schedule, and with the Honor 6X now joining that list, it will only be...

Sony Starts Rolling Out Android Nougat Update to Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium

After updating their Xperia X devices to Android 7.0 Nougat, Sony has now started rolling out the Nougat update for its Xperia Z5 series as well. Several users of the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium are now reporting that they have received an official update notification. The OTA is 1288 MBs in size and is labeled with a...

Google will now Require OEMs to Prompt before Silently Uninstalling Applications

With the release of each new version of Android comes a whole host of changes. For instance, Android 7.1 Nougat introduced application shortcuts, round icon support, and keyboard image insertion. But there are also many subtle changes made to the operating system that only developers and OEMs really pay attention to. For OEMs, they also...