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GOOGLE has revealed all about it's latest mobile software - here's a list of all the top features and when you can expect them.

Android smartphones are about to receive a major power boost thanks to a new update from Google.

The online giant has officially revealed that the next generation of its mobile operating system will be known as Android Nougat.

This continues Google's trend of naming its software releases after sweet treats, with previous versions named Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat.

Google had opened up suggestions for the name of what was previously know as Android N, to the public, with millions of voters submitting their choices.

The company had revealed the initial previews of Android Nougat as early as March, releasing early editions to developers and teasing a number of new features.

When can I get Android Nougat?

Google will now begin rolling out the new software later this year, with the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones likely to be the first devices to benefit.

Other companies will then start rolling out Android Nougat to users, with the likes of Samsung, HTC and LG set to update users by the end of the year, or early 2017 at the latest.

Android N, or Android 7.0, will bring a number of long-awaited features and improvements to your device as Google looks to continue its worldwide dominance.

Among the new features are better battery life and power performance, thanks to the new Doze feature which is able to put your device into a low-power mode when it detects the phone isn't moving.

Android phones will now also support split-screen apps, so two apps will now be able to run side by side or one above the other, much like Apple's existing iOS feature.

Also included in the new release is better support for virtual reality games and apps, linking in to Google's new Daydream VR headset, and a new night mode which will cut down on harmful light when using your phone late at night.

Google has also tweaked how Android devices handle notifications, as the new Direct Reply feature lets users can quickly respond to text messages or update task lists directly within the notification interface.

Developers can also bundle notifications together so all of your text messages, Facebook prompts, calendar reminders will be lumped together when you drag down the notification shade.

App will also take less time to install with the new release, and Google's predictive keyboard will also get better with a swathe of new themes, the ability to add or remove borders around the individual keys, and even set a custom photo as a backdrop.