Google just surprised everybody by dropping update for the Android N for developers. This is the first time the company has released the developer preview so early in the development process. Google’s reasoning is that by releasing it to developers early it will be able to work with some of the feedback that they get and make changes in the final release, and that it will also be able to provide the final build to OEMs early so they can begin working on their builds earlier than usual. Android is really into making things better for user experience.
#1 Split Screen Multi-Tasking Function.
You got that feature by it’s name,Right? We would say this is the biggest change in the Android N. The multi Window feature we have seen for quite a while with the Samsung phone,but not in Stock Android. But finally it makes a entery in the Latest Android N version looks quite pleasing and smooth now and would probably work good with most of the android devices. It would also work smoothly with the customized Android versions also.
The apps can be run side-by-side or one above the other, with the split re-sizable using a central slider, much like Microsoft’s split-screen mode introduced with Windows 8 in 2012 and Apple’s iOS 9 released last year.
Android apps are built using a scaling, screen-size agnostic format, which means that most should work without modification with the new feature. While it will be available on smartphones, the feature is primarily aimed at larger devices including phablets and tablets such as Google’s Pixel C.
#2 New and Changed Notification bar.
Now you don’t need to click on the notification to go to the app and then reply or comment, you can do that directly in the notification bar. The new interface will also allow you to see more Notification content e.g now you can see all the emails in the notification instead of earlier where you can see only like “6 emails” or so. Google said “When a user replies via keyboard, the system attaches the text response to the intent you had specified for the notification action and sends the intent to your handheld app,”.
Another notification features in the upcoming android version will help you to sort out that mess. Android N is coming with a new feature called “Bundled Notifications”, which allows the user to combine notifications together from every app which means if you are receiving many notifications from Instagram App, you will see all notifications of it at one place, so your device won’t be flooded with notifications from same app. Moreover, user need to tap the bundle in order to receive individual alerts.
#3 Redesigned Quick Settings and settings.
Google has moved forward to add Quick Settings and have added additional Quick Settings Tiles which can be used by swiping display to left or right. Besides this, Google will also allow the user to set Quick Settings Tiles location where you want to display them. It also lets the user to add tiles by dragging and dropping them in the quick settings.
Another major change is inside thee settings app A hamburger menu button (the icon with three lines) has now been embedded into the system settings. When a user is in the Bluetooth menu, for example, they can quickly jump to the other system options using this left side menu. This menu is already a standard in other Google applications.
#4 Improved Doze mode.
The energy saving mode Doze has been improved in Android N. Previously, the feature had only worked when the phone had remained completely undisturbed for a long time, i.e. when you’re sleeping, but now Google says Doze will also save battery any time the screen is turned off. This would be great with the efficiency with the Android phone which were for a very long time quite in efficient in terms of battery consumption.
The Doze mode was a big step and a good one from the guys at google and an improved Doze feature would be like the cheery in the cake.
#5 Night Mode.
The night mode was one thing that many of us wanted in our android phones. And finally it’s here. This feature will automatically activate the night mode depending upon time or location where you reside. Apple’s iOS is having the similar feature which it calls “Night Shift”.
The feature was available at many of the Custom Roms but not on Stock Android. This is also a great addition to the new update. The Night mode would help you not to flash too much light from the screen in the dark and would give you a pleasant visual to your device.
This were some of the that the Google showed in the developer version of Android N. Still their is no Force touch in this android version. We can’t say anything now the final and complete version of the Android will be out later the year. Well you have to wait for it. This is a good step taken by the google. This would help them getting feedback and improving the final product and get good results at the end.
What do you think is the best feature that the new update has or what should have been added to the Android N, leave your thoughts down in the comments.
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