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Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to Nexus devices right now and will eventually reach devices from other hardware makers in the coming months. Whether you've just downloaded it or are still awaiting the update, these are the new features you'll want take advantage of. Here are 11 things you can do with Android 7.0 Nougat that you couldn't do before.

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It wasn't too long ago that we put the major mobile operating systems head to head, but with big updates from both Google and Apple in the meantime, we think it's worth another look at where they both stand. Is there a clear winner? Or are they barely distinguishable any more?

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A version of Android 4.3 has come out of Google — thanks to a Google staff member selling a Nexus 4 with a near-final version of the OS update onboard. The code’s been extracted from the phone and released and — bar a missing radio — would appear to be a virtually complete version of the next version of Android.

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iOS 7's switch to the Helvetica Neue Ultra Light typeface was one of the bigger design points for the new OS. But it came with a catch: it didn't look so good on non-retina screens. The fix was simple enough. Just change it back to regular weight.

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This time, just a year ago, very few people knew the terms “skeuomorphism” and “flat design". We complained about the kind of leathery design of some apps on iOS and OS X, but in general, the UI of Apple’s mobile operating system was just fine. Then, in just a few weeks, everything changed — and suddenly flat design was the new style everybody was talking about.

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This past week, Apple released beta 2 of iOS 7. Now, it's never fair to nitpick anything that's still in beta, so we're not going to do that. But we are going to have a lively discussion of any and every bug we've collectively found in iOS 7 thus far.

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Since its inception, the iPad has been the gold standard for tablets. Nothing else has come close, really. A lot of credit goes to iOS, which has ceded plenty of ground to Android on phones but remains easily the friendliest tablet software. So changing up iOS 7 means changing up the very best tablet OS there is. Here's how that's working out so far.

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Hidden inside the Accessibility settings of iOS 7 is a sneaky new way to control your iPhone (or iPad): with your head. Yep, with simple left or right head movements you can navigate your iPhone. You'll look a little bit crazy but ooh wow look at you control your iPhone invisibly.