Sunday, March 20, 2016

Android N Features And Release Date

            Hello Geeks !!! Android N is set to be the best Android release yet with many improvements and new features.I have got you many interesting things about the Giant's new release of Android operating system. Earlier i have posted an article Android N new feature exclusive .In that i have mentioned some of the features of android N .But in this article a clear view of all the features that is going to be in the latest release is given .





   Android N may allow users to resize apps' windows with the inclusion of a so-called freeform mode.
     This mode, detailed in the operating system's guide for developers, lets users change apps' default window sizes and positions, and is designed to be used with larger devices, where making an app window smaller would not make it unreadable.
    The  larger devices can choose to enable freeform mode, in which the user can freely resize each activity. If the manufacturer enables this feature, the device offers freeform mode in addition to split-screen mode."
   The feature is not included in the developer preview, according to Ars Technica, which speculates it could be used should Google decide to merge its Android and Chrome OSes into a single desktop OS.

   Android N release date :

     The preview version of Android N was made available on 9 March by Google. Usually, the first look at a new Android OS normally happens at Google I/O, which is scheduled for 18 May 2016.
     Despite the preview coming far earlier than anticipated, we will no doubt see some more features of the new OS at the show. Google said that the final preview version of Android N will be ready by the summer. Far quicker than in previous years.
      The final version of the code that consumers will get their hands on will be released around October, around the same time as a new Nexus device.

   Why the name Android N :

         Android N is purely a codename right now, so what will the new version be called? There are already a lot of possibilities, but the major front-runners are Android Nutella and Android Nougat. If previous years are any indicator, Google will share the official Android N name in the weeks before the release of the 2016 Nexus devices.


      In December 2015, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a college in Delhi, suggested that Google is considering holding a poll to allow users to decide the official name of Android N. The comment came after Pichai was asked why there has not been an Android version named after an Indian desert. He commented that he would ask his mother for suggestions, and an online poll might make it a reality.

Android N features :


Multiple window support
      Android N will sport a new feature, dubbed Multi-window, which allows multiple windows on a single display. The attribute called android:resizableActivity is available for apps targeting N and beyond. With this enabled, a user can put apps into a split-screen mode. The feature is said to work when users switch from landscape to portrait mode. The apps should be able to handle the reconfiguration themselves. Apps can also go into picture-in-picture mode on devices like TVs.


Notifications
There are a couple of enhancements to notifications. First, Android N allows users to receive incoming message notifications quickly and conveniently, without leaving the notification shade. There is also a feature called Bundled Notifications. This, as you can work out, groups notifications from the same app together - for example individual messages from a messaging app. Grouped notifications can be expanded into individual notifications by using a two-finger gesture or tapping the new expansion button.


Efficiency
Android N hopes to eke out more life from your device’s battery when the screen is turned off, like with Doze in Marshmallow, which saves battery when your device is stationary. Doze has a new feature to save battery life as part of Project Svelte, an effort to reduce the memory needs of Android so that it can run on a much broader range of devices. In N, the feature makes background work run more efficiently.


Improved Java 8 support
Android N brings Java 8 language features to the OS. The latest update means users can access Java 8 language features, including lambdas and more, on Android versions as far back as Gingerbread. This is said to reduce “boilerplate” code. For example, lambdas can replace anonymous inner classes when providing event listeners. Some Java 8 language features - like default and static methods, streams, and functional interfaces - are also now available on N and above.

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