As you may have heard, Google released the latest version of Android last week. Like you, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Nougat (although some of us thought it would be named after a certain hazelnut cocoa spread). Being a developer, I’m fortunate in that I get early access to the latest updates. I’ve been using Nougat for a while and now that the final version is out, I have to say that it is every bit as sweet as its dessert-themed name suggests.
The first thing that I noticed was that my devices ran faster than they had previously on Marshmallow. In fact, Nougat makes a lot of things faster. Double tapping the app overview button allows me to quickly switch back and forth between two apps. I can whip off a speedy reply to a Slack message without leaving my current app thanks to the convenience of Direct Reply. The configurability of Quick Settings means that the settings that matter to me are only a single swipe away. Even rebooting my device feels faster!
One thing in particular is thankfully slower and that’s the drain on my battery. The improvements to Doze really seem to be paying off as I often arrive at the end of the day with plenty of battery to spare.
But, erm…this was supposed to be a post about our latest release for Android. Apparently I let myself get distracted by touting the awesomeness that is Nougat.
1Password 6.4 is Nougat ready!
We’ve been testing 1Password with the Nougat Preview on our devices for a while and, as with any new OS version, we’ve been working out the kinks. I am thrilled to say that we are now ready to share this goodness with you.
One of my favourite additions in 1Password 6.4 is our support of Nougat’s split-screen feature. It makes using 1Password even easier than before. No more flipping back and forth between apps in order to enter my credit card info. Instead, I can have 1Password open right next to my browser for easy access to all of my important details.
And if you’re among the majority that are still waiting for Nougat, don’t worry. 1Password 6.4 will continue to work on devices running Jelly Bean or later.
Plenty of sweetness to spare
1Password 6.4 is about so much more than just being compatible with Nougat. This update contains more than 20 new features, improvements, and fixes! In addition to multi-window support on Nougat, here are a few of the ones we’re most excited about…
- Our new setup flow allows you to sign into your 1Password account from first launch.
- You can now add multiple individual 1Password accounts.
- We’ve cured the Strong Password Generator’s amnesia! It now remembers your preferences from the previous use.
- Changes to your vaults are reflected immediately in the navigation drawer.
And of course, we managed to squash a few bugs along the way. For more details, feel free to browse the full list of changes in our release notes.
I hope you enjoy this update as much as we enjoyed building it for you. Please let us know what you think in the comments or in our discussion forums. If you would like to join our beta family and help us shape the future of 1Password, please join our 1Password for Android beta team.