Android N: What’s New


Android N may be months away from its release but Google launched its developer preview months ahead as anticipated. Developer preview version will show how the Android N is going to look with new features. Developer preview often comes up with some features that are not going to be the part of final version but still many of them will. Android M just became available for the devices other than Nexus and Android N going to be released soon. Insane it is

Android N developer preview version releases on March 9 and usually, the first look of new Android OS normally happens at Google I/O, which is scheduled for 18 May 2016. Despite the preview coming far earlier than anticipated, we will no doubt see some more features of the new OS at the show. Google said that the final preview version of Android N will be ready by the summer.

Android N may allow users to resize apps window with so called free form mode in addition to split screen. But this features is not included in developer preview.

Android N Features

Multi Window Support in new Android N :

Android devices likes of Samsung and LG have supported multiple apps on the same window for a long time, but Google is finally making it a native feature for Android with the next build. Android N will allow users to open two apps in split-screen mode on Nexus devices as well as other smartphones and tablets that get the OS later on.

Notifications is also updated in new Android N

Android N allows users to receive incoming message notifications quickly and conveniently. There is also a feature called Bundled Notifications this, as you can work out, groups notifications from the same app together. Grouped notifications can be expanded into individual notifications by using a two-finger gesture or tapping the new expansion button.

Long Battery Standby

Doze, a feature that was introduced with Android Marshmallow, gets a few improvements .Doze has a new feature to save battery life as part of Project Svelte. As predicted with Android 7.0, Doze will work not only when your phone is not in use, but also when the screen is turned off. This is expected to improve the battery life of devices running on the latest version of Google’s mobile OS.

Android N comes with No Waiting For Optimization

When an Android phone/tablet running KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow gets a software update, it takes quite a while to restart as the system is ‘optimizing apps’ as it says on the screen. This is because Google moved from Dalvik to ART runtime when it released Android KitKat. But this long drawn process of optimizing apps has been skipped in Android N, which means the device will restart faster and even apps in general will take lesser time to install.

Improved Java Supoort in Android N

Android N brings Java 8 language features to the OS. The latest update means users can access Java 8 language features, on Android versions as far back as Gingerbread. This is said to reduce “boilerplate” code.

Dark Mode is also added to Android N

Following its removal form the Android M preview builds last year, a lot of us have been waiting a long time to see the return of a dark mode in stock Android. Now Android N will offer Dark theme which will also help in saving battery for more time.

The next version of Android, which is due this summer, is currently known only as Android N. And as usual many speculations have been made for N’s new name but the most anticipated name spread throughout the social media is  Nutella! .So let’s wait for what comes from the Google bag of names.

You can also download developer preview but this is an early developer preview, which means it’s not intended for regular smartphone owners, but rather app developers who want to make sure their products work with Android 7.0 N. So although you can expect some of the latest features of Android 7.0 N to work, such as bundled notifications and multi-window support, you should expect some bugs and errors as well. If you want  an Android device that works smoothly and reliably, then you should wait for the final release of Android 7.0 N, which will hopefully be later this year.





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