Google has today unexpectedly announced the Android N Developer Preview, significantly earlier than expected. Google has released this “work in progress” build in order to incorporate developer feedback so that it can release the final Android N version to OEMs this summer. Check out the list below to see the key new Android N features.
Key Android N features
Multi-window support – Google is introducing multi-window support on phones and tablets, allowing users to view two apps at once. On phones, you will be able to see the apps one on top of the other in splitscreen mode. The partition will also allow you to resize the apps between them.
Direct reply notifications – Users will now be able to reply to incoming message notifications in-line without leaving the notification shade.
Bundled notifications – As the name suggests, this will allow notifications from one app to be bundled together. This can be can be expanded into individual notifications by using a two-finger gesture or tapping the new expansion button.
Android N Doze Mode – This new Android N Doze mode will additionally save battery whenever the screen turns off. On Marshmallow, Doze only saves battery when the device is stationary.
Quick Settings enhancements – Google has added more room for Quick Setting tiles, these can now be accessed across a paginated display by swiping left/right. The tiles can also be easily sorted by dragging and dropping.
Android N Data Saver mode – Gives users control over how apps use cellular dat. It will allow you to block background data usage. Users can whitelist specific apps to allow background metered data usage even when Data Saver is turned on.
Via Android Developer.
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