ANDROID NOUGAT Posts on XDA

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...

How to change your Nav Bar Icons or Re-arrange the Buttons without Root

Those of you who are running the first Android O Developer Preview may have toyed around with its hidden navigation bar customizer located in the SystemUI Tuner. This nav bar customizer has actually been around in AOSP for months, but it was thought that the only way to access it on Android Nougat was through a...

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...

Nearly 6 Months after Release, Xiaomi Mi Box owners can now sideload a Beta Build of Android Nougat

Remember the Xiaomi Mi Box? The Android TV box that was announced back during Google I/O 2016? The box that was supposed to launch with Android Nougat, or at least receive an update to Nougat shortly after launch? Well, it's been months since the device was announced (almost 6 months to this date, but who's counting?) and...

Android 7.0 Nougat is now Rolling out to the ZenFone 3 Deluxe

ASUS devices tend to fly under the radar, but their devices tend to pack pretty impressive specifications for their price point. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe is no exception. The device launched in the middle of 2016 with specifications ranging from a Snapdragon 820 + 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM in the base model to a Snapdragon...

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Exynos Android 7.0 Nougat Kernel Source Code Released

Last night Samsung publicly released the kernel source code of their Nougat update for the Exynos based Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices, on par with their Android 7.0 rollout. This public source code release follows tightly on the heels of the final beta version being distributed to Samsung’s Galaxy Beta program testers...

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...

Android Nougat’s Freeform Window Mode: What It Is and How Developers Can Utilize It

When Android 7.0 Nougat was first announced early in 2016, it brought with it a much-requested feature to the Android platform — multi-window support. Most people are aware of the split-screen multi-window support enabled by default on all Android Nougat phones and tablets. Android TV devices with Android Nougat come with support for picture-in-picture multi-window support. However, there...

Google Nexus 6 finally receives official Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Last month, Google promised to release an official build of Android 7.1 Nougat for all supported devices, save for one: the Nexus 6. We learned that Android 7.1 would be delayed for this phone due to some unspecified bugs the company needed to hammer out at the last minute, but we should expect to see...

Some Nexus 6P Users are now Experiencing Random Bootloops

The Google Nexus 6P, to the dismay of many Android enthusiasts, is the last device in the Nexus lineup. With some of the most impressive specifications at the time of its launch, the device was able to hold its own against 2016 flagships especially among those who prefer running the latest version of stock Android. However, though many...

Some Nexus 6Ps are Shutting Down at Early Battery Percentages

The Huawei built Nexus 6P was the final flagship in the Google Nexus program before the Nexus program was unceremoniously killed off in favor of the Google Pixel. Barely over a year old, the Nexus 6P is still a solid smartphone capable of running on the latest version of Android Nougat that many users will continue to use...

Not Forgotten: OnePlus X gets a taste of Nougat thanks to CyanogenMod 14.1 Nightlies

Though largely overshadowed by OnePlus's flagship model, the mid-range OnePlus X refuses to die thanks to the dedication of developers on our forums. Developers were first to publish Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the device, with OnePlus eventually following suit. While some users of the OnePlus X are wary of continued software support, developers have been working hard...