Android 7.0 N Update Release Date
Android 7.0 N release date will be May 18,during Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O 2016. Google will offer an Android N Developer Preview, which you will be able to install on its current Nexus devices for early testing. If you wish to be at Google I/O, note that registrations begin on 8 March.
The final version of Android N will be announced later in the month of October 2016. This Android 7 release will be limited to Nexus devices at first and make its way to all other manufacturer devices and carriers networks over the next six months or so.
Android 7.0 N Rumored Features
Multi-window or split screen was in the works for Android N on the tablet form factor.This refers to the parallel running of apps side-by side on devices with larger screens. Even Apple has this feature on iOS 9 for its more powerful iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro models, while Samsung added its own (somewhat limited) take on top of Android long ago.
New Settings Menu in Android 7.0
The latest leak focuses entirely on Android N’s settings menu, which could see a few functional and visual changes. One big tweak is a new “Do not disturb” bar at the top of the page, making it easy to quickly toggle this option.
The entire design has also been updated, replacing the dividers that were between individual items with dividers for entire sections instead.
The settings menu now displays more information from its main list, meaning you won’t have to dive into the trenches as much. “Data usage” now shows how much data you’ve actually used while “Display” reveals whether adaptive brightness is on.
Notifications and Sound have been split into their own separate sections, with only the former showing up in the top-level settings menu. Finally, there’s the new hamburger menu, which pops up once you’re a level deep into the settings page.
Better notifications/Quick settings panel
Android’s notifications were well ahead of their time when the OS was introduced, but frankly times have moved on and notifications still feel just a little too static.
The quick settings panel also seems to be a little easier to use this time around. On the notification shade it looks like there will be easier access to a few quick settings on the top, while the full quick settings page is just one more swipe away.
It lets you perform actions on apps and objects without having to open that app or object. For example, you can 3D touch an email message or link to see a preview of said item without having to commit to opening. 3D touch is also useful for quick actions, where you’ll tap on an app’s icon and get it to perform a function without opening it.
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