Differences between Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat?
2017-10-16

What is the difference between Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat?

Release

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released in October 2015.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat was released on August 22nd, 2016.

Split screen multi-tasking

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow does not support Split screen multitasking feature

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat supports split-screen multitasking feature.

The split screen multitasking feature works with almost all apps.

Android Instant apps

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow does not support the instant app feature.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat will install a small bit of an app when needed. This will be one-time usage and after use, the app will be discarded.

Doze

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with the standard Doze mode.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat comes with more efficient Doze mode to save battery life. Doze is aggressive and refined. It will even work in your purse or pocket.

Seamless updates

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow will update in the standard method.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat update will happen behind the screen.

Notification

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with standard notification features.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat comes with a more smart, detailed, and efficient notification feature. Direct reply from notifications is also available. Notification can also be bunched up for easy access and viewing.

Call features

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with standard call features.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat comes with improved quick settings, call blocking, call screening, and comes with customization.

Data saver

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow saves data in the standard manner.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat limits background usage of data.

Android TV recording

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow does not support this feature.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat supports picture in picture mode and recording content from Android TV.

Freeform open window mode

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow does not support this feature.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat supports freeform where the window can be resized as with the PCs

Emergency Info

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Android 6.0 Marshmallow does not come with Emergency Info.

Android 7.0 Nougat: Android 7.0 Nougat comes with emergency info that is able to provide medical information and save a life.