Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for Android One smartphones beginning soon
Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for Android One smartphones beginning soon (Representational picture)General Mobile official website

Everybody knows that Google has released Android 7.1 Nougat, the new version of its latest operating system, to some devices but what many won't know is that Android 7.1 has a new feature that most users could have overlooked.

A hidden feature has been discovered on stock Android 7.1 Nougat, and that is partial screenshots, according to XDA Developers. The feature enables users to take screenshot of any portion instead of capturing the entire screen.

[READ: Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule for Samsung Galaxy devices]

The report claimed that one has to make a small change in the source code to access the feature, and it is not sure if OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) will bring the feature with their Android 7.1 Nougat builds.

Google has released the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system to its devices like Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C – but only to those that participated in the company's developer beta programme. It hasn't announced the update schedule of the new version but its developer preview version is expected to come to the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Android One in the next few months, while the final version may come sometime in December.

A couple of features that stand out in the latest version of the firmware are "App shortcuts" that helps users to access shortcuts for functions within an app by long-pressing the icon, and another feature wherein Google Chrome browser comes with an option to optimise certain pages.

Meanwhile, most OEMs, including Samsung, Motorola, and Sony haven't released Android 7.0 Nougat update to their eligible devices. LG has seeded the OS update to the G5, becoming the first mobile manufacturing company to do so.

[Source: XDA Developers]