Android 7.0 Nougat makes more sense on tablets… and convertibles


Big smartphones are everywhere, and Nougat’s new features make them more useful.

Honeycomb was meant for tablets. The idea tried to take advantage of that new gold rush started with the iPad, but that iteration never took off.

Tablets are back, but with a different perspective: now they’re trying to conquer not just the consumption but also the production of content, and the new features in Android Nougat take that into account.

Split view is probably the most interesting here, but changes to notifications and other areas that seem to merge certain ideas from Chrome OS -like the new dual system partition- make Android 7.x Nougat an interesting option for the future convertibles that will follow the premature Pixel C.

That and the ability to run Android apps on Chrome OS could bring us a new twist in this market.

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.