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Android Nougat 7.1 leans on the cloud for everything

The operating system also places a big emphasis on photography and freeing up local storage.
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Android 7.1 is coming. What's so different with this version? According to a report by Bloomberg, pro camera effects, instant chat support and a feature that automatically offloads items from your phone to the cloud. You know, like the Nextbit Robin. Similar to the Nexus line that came before it, the Pixel phones will get software updates directly from Google. But, the difference here is that thanks to the Nougat OS, the downloads will happen automatically and in the background, as soon as they're available, according to Google director of product management Sabrina Ellis.

As for the built-in customer support, you can screen-share with an agent to show them exactly what's going on with your device. What's more, akin to how Apple released an app to transfer your contacts and data from a competing device, Google is doing that as well. Yep, you can even transfer over all your iMessages.

Click here to catch all the latest news from Google's fall event.

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