Android has come a long way since its inception in 2008. The first two Android releases didn’t have sweet names to go with them although some quarters say Android Alpha (Android 1.0) was called Angel Cake while Android Beta (Android 1.1) was Battenberg, also a cake. The first official sweet name of Android is Cupcake (Android 1.5).
Today, we have Android 6 (Marshmallow) and Google has Android N (no name yet) in the works. What can we expect from the upcoming release of our favorite sweet operating system? Read on to find out more.
The seventh and latest iteration of Android will bring with it a slew of new features to further enhance our gadgets’ performance. Google has just released the second developer’s preview of Android N and they are already raving about the operating system’s boosted features. Google is expected to unleash Android N to the public by the third quarter of 2016.
Here are some of the new features we can expect from Google’s latest offering:
- Multi-Windows Mode
With this feature, tablet users can now really multitask as Android N will allow them to tile windows and use drag and drop functionality with their devices.
- Enhanced Doze Mode
Marshmallow’s Doze Mode had been further enhanced to even save you more power. Doze Mode in Android N now works in two ways: when your device’s screen has been off for a spell, in any case, whether it is idle or not; and the usual Marshmallow Mode, when your device has been lying still for a time.
- Fresh Android N Settings Menu
With Android N’s latest Settings Menu, users can easily see the entire important details right smack on the Settings page itself. No more hunting around to change settings. Just touch the settings you want to change and it’s done.
- DPI Change Settings
Users can now change the size of the text and images displayed on their devices by changing the DPI setting on their gadgets.
- Android Runtime (ART) Improved
Android switched from the ancient Dalvik to Android RunTime (ART) with the Lollipop release. Android N further optimized ART so that apps will run faster than ever.
- Android N Data Saver
The new Data Saver feature in Android N will further save the users precious bandwidth by limiting syncing and background apps updates. Android N will sync and allow background apps only when connected to Wi-Fi. But users can easily override this setting if they want to. In short, greater data control.
- Android N’s Dark Mode
Users have been yearning for the return of the Dark Mode and Android N has granted their wish.
These are just some of the new features of the Google’s latest Android release. But the greatest feature Android N will bring to the fore is removing the fragmentation of the Android operating system. This has been the curse of Android from the start as old devices cannot easily update to the latest Android release. The latest Android N previews show this could be possible and users are eagerly waiting to try out the sweetest thing from Google.
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