Gartner Research

Key Impacts of Android 7.0 on Mobile App Development and User Experience

Published: 14 February 2017

ID: G00314682

Analyst(s): Manjunath Bhat , Marty Resnick

Summary

In August 2016, Google released Android 7.0 (Nougat). Application leaders need to consider and maximize the impacts and exploit the opportunities that these technologies will have on Android apps and their user experience, as well as their overall mobile application strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Direct Boot provides app developers with a way to enable minimum working functionality in their apps without waiting for the user to unlock an encrypted device
  • Android 7.0 contains updates that enable app developers to provide a better user experience and improved security in apps used for work purposes
  • New notification enhancements allow employees to continue being productive, using their mobility apps while replying to notifications that may require action
  • Built-in support for Google Daydream and Cardboard allows application leaders in enterprises to start experimenting with virtual reality

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