Nougat is in good company, joining a virtual Candy Land of predecessors including KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow.
Android N is currently in the hands of developers and will be rolled out to a wider audience in the fall.
Among the new features are split-screen multi-tasking, faster switching between apps and grouped notifications from a single app.
A power-saving mode called Doze was launched with Android Marshmallow, allowing users to keep their system in a sleep-like state in order to conserve battery life. With Android Nougat, Doze can also save battery life when a phone screen is turned off.