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Android 7.0 for Developers

Android 7.0 Nougat introduces a variety of new features and capabilities for users and developers. This document highlights what’s new for developers.

Make sure check out the Android 7.0 behavior changes to learn about areas where platform changes may affect your apps.

To learn more about the consumer features of Android 7.0, visit

Multi-window Support

In Android 7.0, we’re introducing a new and much-requested multitasking feature into the platform — multi-window support.

Users can now pop open two apps on the screen at once.

  • On phones and tablets running Android 7.0, users can run two apps side-by-side or one-above-the-other in splitscreen mode. Users can resize the apps by dragging the divider between them.
  • On Android TV devices, apps can put themselves in picture-in-picture mode, allowing them to continue showing content while the user browses or interacts with other apps.