Few days ago, we have heard of Screenshots of Android N (the upcoming version of Android, Google’s Mobile Operating System). Build number for this Preview 1 are NPC56P, NPC56R.
Some of the main and new features that were included in this Preview version of new Android, possibly will bear version no Android 7.0 (Android N). This version is announced on 09th March 2016.
- Multi-Window Playground
- Active Notifications
- Messaging Service
- Direct Boot
- Scoped Directory Access
Multi-Window Playground is something that looks some appealing and must have feature. This feature works similarly as it was introduced in Windows 8 when you have ability to snap Metro application in part of your desktop and can run other application in other remaining region. There was limitation of screen resolution in case of Windows, but we have to wait to see whether all screen sizes using Android N gets this feature of Android Multi-Window feature will work on any screen size.
As mentioned in Android Developer website, there is major change in Notification display, they will be more sharp and have quick actions without launching the application. Something Android currently have but not for all applications.
Below is the table of supported phones and software download link directly from Android Developer website.
|Device||Download / Checksums|
|General Mobile 4G (Android One)|
If you have any of above device, you can download the preview rom in your device and take risk to taste the new version. But be noted, this is a not finished preview version of software and some features might not work normally, until you are experience in this process and have alternate cell phone for communication, please do not proceed.
Source: Android N Developer Preview.