Android N: Features, Speculations and more!
Google I/O is an annual Developer Conference held by Google. Its quite an exclusive event on the android calendar. The Google I/O 2016 is scheduled to start on May 18, 2016 to May 20,2016 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. If you can then you must attend this event. The most anticipated preview of this event is of Android N.
At last year’s Google I/O conference, they have confirmed that the annual developer previews of every major Android release will be presented at each year’s developer conference. And as promised, this year they are going to show us preview of Android N or Android 7 followed by monthly updates until its full and final release in September last or early October. The Android release date will be May 18, 2016, preview will be shown off during Sundar Pichai’s(CEO, Google) keynote lecture on day one of the conference.
This Android 7 release will be coincide with the launch of next-gen Nexus release. This Android 7 release will be limited to Nexus devices first, however, it will soon be spread over on other devices as well.
Android N features
There are also some some expectations from this Android update. The following expected features are:
- Improved SmartLock for Passwords
Android Marshmallow has SmartLock for Passwords feature, which is quite an amazing tool, I can say. The problem is that it has not been supported by many apps until now. However, we are now expecting that Android N will see a lot more apps supporting this feature.
- Dark Theme Returns
The Dark theme was introduced in Android Marshmallow previews but later this feature was vanished from the final release, but this theme was deeply praised by lot so it might be possible that this will again appeared on Android N.
- MOAR battery optimization
In android devices, battery saving is a very important aspect which is considered on Android’s previous releases as well. Just like Lollipop introduced a stock Battery Saver Mode and Marshmallow introduced Doze Mode and App Standby, Android N will also have some battery optimization tool.
Android N could Ditch the App Drawer
Google is reportedly planning to remove App drawer from Android N. Android Authority has now received word from two separate sources that pre-release Android N builds currently do not include an app drawer. If Google decide at the last time, if they want to include App drawer into its developer preview in Google I/O 2016, they will do so. Otherwise they are going to release it the other way around and eliminate App drawer from its upcoming Android N.
Name for Android N
If we see Android’s previous release, we come to realize that Android is a huge fan of sweets, or else they must are forbidden to have any sweets before and they are missing sweets! Whatever their reason is, Android has named all its releases after sweets like lollipop, kitkat, marshmallow etc. It won’t be much of a surprise if they name this release as ‘Nutella’, but, we are still waiting for an official name for Android N.
There will be much more news, rumors or speculations, as there is still time in its developer release in Google I.O 2016. Lets wait and watch!