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Android N: Revealing the Features of the Much Awaited OS

Published on 06 April 16

With the announcement of the Android N Developer Preview, Google has kept its habit of surprising everyone. This early version of the next big Android version has given enough indication of what we can expect with its full release.

Find out some really important features of Android N that will already make you fall in love with the upcoming OS.

Multi-window mode

As the multi-window function was omitted from Marshmallow, Google is now all set to make the leap. Feature works on both smartphones and tablets. Moreover, compatible applications can be easily run side by side. Not only that, all the running apps can be easily resized with a movable slider and you will have the option to drag and drop between split window screens.

Enhanced Doze Mode

Yes, everyone’s favorite Doze Mode has also been enhanced in the new Android N. It has now a two-tier system. The first one comes into play when your screen is stationary for a while, whether it’s in your backpack or pocket. Whereas the second the layer works in the same way as the previous Doze Mode worked, but in a more improved way.

New Notifications panel

As far as notification panel is concerned it has been totally redesigned. On the far right, you will find a dropdown toggle for expanding the panel. Furthermore, directly reply to the message from within the notification, the feature that works on the same RemoteInput API used by Android Wear devices.

In addition, you can stack your notifications that can let you easily optimize the space the area of notification.

New Android N settings menu

Android N has come up with completely revamped settings menu. Now you can get suggestions in a drop down section whereas individual sections dividers are done away with. With the availability of information in the top-level settings menu, it has become way easier to save your time. Unlike Marshmallow, Notifications and sounds have also been given their separate sections.

New Data Saver feature in Android N

Android N provides you an efficient feature that lets you have a vigorous control over your data with its new Data Saver feature. When it is enabled, all the background synching is put to a halt except during the time when your device is connected to Wi-Fi. Not only the background app usage is reduced, but the data use in foreground activity can also be controlled. While making the use of Data saver mode, you can whitelist particular applications you intend to sync.

Improved call screening and number blocking

In a situation where different android manufacturers have come up with different methods to block calls, the mobile giant has attempted to introduce a standard into the new Android N to improve the blocking methods.

Above features are just like a drop in an ocean. With the increasing effectiveness with every release of its android version, Google has proved the fact that it always eyes for the top.

If you are an android app developer in an android app development company looking to run and test your application on the new platform, then you need to set up an environment of Android N runtime.

Lastly, if any doubt arises regarding the synchronization of application across the web, devices or any other platform, you can get in touch with web application development company to get assistance in all your application development projects.

This blog is listed under Open Source , Operating Systems and Mobility Community

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