New Android N Preview, Features

Google Android NGoogle have amazed the whole world with its latest update on Android. Google recently announced about its new Android version 7.0 and give the codename as N. Since it not been cleared from the company that what will be the name of next version. As we all know that Android named their operating system after some sweet and dessert, so it is not yet confirmed that what will the name of latest Android version. You will see many features in this Google Android N like it will come with new emojis, new 3D API and many other new features. The developer preview of Android is not out and gives us a look at what Android 7.0 eventually look like when it officially arrives later this year. Of course, the previews for developers often contain features that are not going to reach the final version, but there is still much to rave about, so let’s dive right in. Here are all the features of Android N are expecting to see, with special attention to what currently exists in the latest update of Google Android N.

Source : http://android-developers.blogspot.in/2016/04/android-n-developer-preview-2-out-today.html

Different version of Android

Cupcake

  • Android 1.5

Donut

  • Android 1.6

Eclair

  • Android 2.0, 2.1

Froyo

  • Android 2.2

Gingerbread

  • Android 2.3

Honeycomb

  • Android 3.0, 3.1, 3.2

Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Android 4.0

Jelly Bean

  • Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

KitKat

  • Android 4.4

Lollipop

  • Android 5.0, 5.1

Marshmallow

  • Android 6.0

Source : http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/11400/what-are-the-names-of-the-various-versions-of-the-android-os-and-how-are-these

What’s New In Google Android N :

Google Android N

In this new Android version Google has added tremendous of new features combined with old one. User will love to use this new operating system Google Android N. It is a challenge for the developer team to bring and add new innovative idea for their users. The latest Android N is filled with many new feature like Multi-window support, Doze on the go… , Vulkan API, Data Saver and with many more features.

Multi-window support

This is the latest feature that Android user will see in new Google Android N. User can now split their window with this new Multi-window features. Entertainment plus work in same time. It provide drag option to resize your window as per your need. This Multi-window feature will feel great in large screen mobile like Tab.

Notification enhancements

The Android developer have redesigned the notification feature like Custom views, Bundled notification, Direct reply, Template updates to provide faster and easier method to use their device. With the new Direct reply feature user can reply to the message within the notification area without opening that particular apps.

Google Android N

User are now able to leverage their system decorations by using the new Custom view feature. They have updated the notification templates so that you can emphasis the hero image and avatar. And you are allow to do system group message together with the bundled notification feature.

Data Saver

Data saver is the new and useful feature for the user among the world. This feature enable you save more cellular data and restrict background data uses With the new way data savings, users will get more control over how applications use mobile data.

datasaver

Once the data saving mode is enabled in Settings, the system will block background data and will also signal applications to use less data “whenever possible.” Users also have an option to select specific applications to run in the background and use data even when the data saving mode is enabled.

Vulkan API

Vulkan is the new 3D API for the Google Android N. This new 3D API is designed to reducing the CPU overhead allows some synthetic benchmarks to see as much as 10 times the draw-call revenue on a single core, compared with OpenGL ES. Combined with a friendly API-threading design allows multiple cores to be used in parallel with high efficiency, this offers a significant increase in performance for the draw calls heavy applications.

It include many development tools and libraries in new Android N :

  • SPIR-V shader compiler

  • SPIR-V runtime shader compilation library

  • Validation layers

  • Headers

Vulkan is available only for applications on devices with hardware Vulkan-capable, such as Nexus and Nexus 5X 6P. We are working closely with our partners to bring more devices to Vulkan, as soon as possible.

Doze on the go…

You are familiar with the Doze mode, which was introduced in previous version of Android. In Marshmallow user can save their battery from different apps and with network activities. In this new improved Doze method user can save the battery while on the go. It will save the device battery while it is in your pocket by optimizing all the apps. The Doze method will turn off your device screen after the short period when the doze mode is enabled. Any time the screen is off for a period of time and the device is switched off, does not apply a subset of the CPU family and network restrictions on applications. This means that users can save battery power even when transporting your devices in their pockets.

Number-blocking

One of the notable additions in Android N is the native support for block-number on the platform. Google says that the new feature will be applied to the default messaging application, the default phone application and third-party provider applications can also read and write to the list of blocked numbers. The company points out that the list will not be accessed by other applications. With the number-blocking added to Android N as a native feature, developers can take advantage of the support through a wide range of devices. One of the biggest advantages of having the number blocking feature in the system is that the blocked numbers persist across reboots and devices through the Backup & Restore. The company also introduced Call Screening feature in Android N that will allow the default phone app to track incoming calls.

There is more tremendous of features in Google Android N that will amazed you while using the device.

Source : http://developer.android.com/preview/api-overview.html

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