After a great foraging, Google surprised everyone with the declaration of release of Android N (Android Nougat)on June 30, 2016. The changes introduced in this contemporary operating system and its development platform are highly appreciated. Multi apps are supposed to be displaced all at once in a split view screen.
Nougat is considered much more functional due to use of Android Pay. Some superlative updates include redesigning of notification shade, intelligent head tracking, stereo notifications, replacement of notification cards with a sheet design. Notwithstanding with it,Google Developers blog lets you go through full changelog.
The most gripping part is the introduction of new JIT compiler which allows the installation of apps at 75 % faster rate and reduces compiler code by 50%. Security is improved with the help of file based encryption, media
framework hardening and seamless updates. An improved and expanded version of the Doze power saving mechanism, which was previously introduced in Marshmallow, came in view.
Some trivial advancements in this system are helpful. For instance, picture in picture feature lets you shrink what’s on the screen to a small box in the corner of the screen and do something else in the dominant, full screen window.
Nonetheless, first update to the developer Preview was released on 17 March with the factory images that are available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 and Nexus 9 LTE. Intent shortcuts can be added by the users like you may have access to calendar by adding a memo in just a click.
To improve gaming performance, a variety of APIs are incorporated to Unicode 9 including Vulkan. Checking for some trivial updates, we may come across the redesigned notification panel, enhanced dose mode and much more.
Combating with the aging and less powerful devices, Google has worked on Project Svelte. Infact, some minor but welcoming changes includes usage of pinch gesure on the home screen to bring up the overview page and consistency in dragging apps from home screen.
What’s new in android N?
The most curious users obviously wanna know what’s new in the most awaited Android N. In nutshell, the key feature included is the updated APIs. Only a few ones came in view so far. We may also say that we are introduced to a molehill while a mountain awaits. Describing a few, Nougat updated –
Two apps can be operated simultaneously on the same display screen. The side by side multi window enables the user to have an access to a freeform mode.
Direct reply and bundled notifications
Instead of opening the message, the user may reply the message from notification try. Archieving an email has been made simpler.Visibility of a handful of subject lines at one time is the sight of interest.
Projects Doze and Svelte
Maximisation of battery life and minimal communications when the phone is turned off, this is all what an user yearn for. Often seen, change in network connectivity wakes up the closed apps, which can be curbed by the new project Svelte. All you need is to update the phone with Android N.
New accessibility features
Another manoeuvre characteristic is the new screen zoom which is a part of the accessibility suite. The zoomed view can be helpful to a great extent as it enables the user to have an access to large font size, display size and agnification gesture.
Data needs to be used judiciously and the unwanted wastage of user’s data plan is curbed by this system. By simply turning on your data saver mode, the system blocks background data usage. Data saver option can be toggled in quick settings.
On the first power up, two groups are bifurcated. When the device is locked, apps like SMS messages and alarm clocks use this feature.
Vulcan Graphics APIs
To improve the graphics performance, Vulcan gaming APIs are used. It does not even tax the CPU. Vulkan can be accessed by apps directly and drivers are not been used.
Faster reboots after updates
The most gripping part is the introduction of new JIT compiler which allows the installation of apps at 75 % faster rate and reduces compiler code by 50%. Just In Time compiler improves RAM management leading to faster app installations and faster reboots.
Picture in picture
Picture in picture feature lets you shrink what’s on the screen to a small box in the corner of the screen and do something else in the dominant, full screen window. Hence, having access to menu, users will be able to have a view of PIP video in expanded to full screen.