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Android N: Everything You Need to Know!

Android N: Everything You Need to Know!
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The newest version of Android has arrived even earlier than you would expect: welcome, Android N.

April:   You should know that this is not the final version of Android N: in fact, this is a Developer Preview, a version intended solely for developers and testers to check out on their devices and prepare future apps for the new features that Android N provides.

It’s a very early beta that you can install only on recent Nexus phones (Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C, specifically).

how do you get it?  The easier way to do it is to enroll in Google’s Android Beta Program. Once you enroll, you will get the new Android N Developer Preview via an over-the-air (OTA) update. You can also easily revert to a public Android release without having to go through the hassle of manually flashing anything.


Here’s all the important new stuff in Android N:

1. New notification system
2. Split-screen multi-tasking
3. Quick reply
4. Quick Setting toggles
5. Subheadings for Settings that help you make more sense of them
6. Data Saver
7. Doze now works right after you lock your screen
8. A new just-in-time compiler gets rid of super long ‘Optimizing apps’ screen at startup
Data Courtesy: Phone Arena

Update: June 15: 

Google has released a fourth developer preview for Android N, which is all about firming things up for a public release sometime later this summer. The update might not sound all that exciting for now: what it does is finalize the APIs that developers use to build apps. That will allow developers to finish updating their apps for N, without risk of Google making changes again, and submit them to the Play Store so that they’ll be ready for launch. It’s not thrilling for the time being, but it’s a sure sign that the launch is getting closer.

In addition to finalizing the APIs for N, Google is also removing one of the more exciting features that appeared in earlier versions: support for pressure-sensitive screens. What Google called “Launcher Shortcuts” were going to be its answer to 3D Touch, and they appeared to be more-or-less ready and working as of N’s second preview release. But somewhere between April and May, Google’s plans changed, and it decided to hold off support until a later version of Android. Now that delay is final, with Google completely removing the Launcher Shortcut APIs.

Update: July 18:
 The fifth and final beta for Android 7.0 Nougat is here. Google is currently pushing out OTA updates for Nexus devices, but you can flash the new build if you’re not too keen on waiting.Since this is the last developer preview before Google releases Nougat later this summer, don’t expect too many changes beyond bug fixes and a few usability improvements. Developer Preview 4 already brought the finalized APIs developers need to update their apps, while also removing support for pressure-sensitive screens. However, fans can look forward to the return of fully functional quick toggles in the new notification shade. There’s really just one question left: now that Android 7.0 has a name, what will this version’s Easter egg be?

Source: The Verge

Android N: Everything You Need to Know!
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