Saturday, July 30, 2016

Android 7.0 Nougat to Release Next month


Earlier this month Google has released the 5th and final developer preview of Android 7.0 Nougat. now according to Evan Blass  Android 7.0 Nougat stable build to release starting next month with security patch.

Some New features of Android N



Multi-window - A new manifest attribute called android: resizableActivity is available for apps targeting N and beyond. If this attribute is set to true, your activity can be launched in split-screen modes on phones and tablets. You can also specify your activity's minimum allowable dimensions, preventing users from making the activity window smaller than that size. Lifecycle changes for multi-window are similar to switching from landscape to portrait mode: your activity can handle the configuration change itself, or it can allow the system to stop the activity and recreate it with the new dimensions. In addition, activities can also go into picture-in-picture mode on devices like TVs, and is a great feature for apps that play video

phones and tablets. Using the RemoteInput API enables users to reply to incoming message notifications quickly and conveniently, without leaving the notification shade.

Bundled notifications - With N, you can use the Notification.Builder.setGroup() method to group 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.

Also Read : List of Devices to get Android 7.0 Nougat Update




Efficiency -  In N, Doze additionally saves battery whenever the screen turns off. If you’ve already adapted your app for Doze, e.g. by using the GCM high priority message for urgent notifications, then you’re set; if not, here’s how to get started. Also, we’re continuing to invest in 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 by making background work more efficient. If you use JobScheduler for background work, you’re already on the right track. If not, N is a good time to make that switch. And to help you out, we’re making JobScheduler even more capable, so now you can use JobScheduler to react to things like changes to content providers.

Data saver: The data saver mode comes in handy when you are accessing the Internet using a mobile data plan. In Android N, the data saver mode is now available device-wide and users don’t have to set any threshold limit when the data saver feature should get activated. After activating the data saver mode from settings, the system blocks background data access to apps, which will help save data consumption.

Improved Java 8 language support - You can now use many popular Java 8 language features, including lambdas and more, on Android versions as far back as Gingerbread. The new features help 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

VR Mode for Android: Android N adds platform support and optimizations for a new VR Mode to let developers build high quality mobile VR experiences for users. Performance enhancements, including access to an exclusive CPU core for VR apps. Take advantage of intelligent head-tracking, and stereo notifications that work for VR. Very low latency graphics

Sustained performance mode: Android N includes optional support for sustained performance mode, enabling OEMs to provide hints on device performance capabilities for long running applications. App developers can then use these hints to tune applications for a predictable, consistent level of device performance over long periods of time. (Nexus 6P devices only)

Multiprocess WebView: Starting with version 51 in Android N, WebView will run web content in a separate sandboxed process when the developer option “Multiprocess WebView” is enabled. The WebView team is looking for feedback on compatibility and runtime performance in N before enabling multiprocess WebView in a future version of Android.

Keyboard Shortcuts helper: Android N lets users press Meta+/ to trigger a Keyboard Shortcuts screen that displays all shortcuts available both from the system and from the app in focus. Developers can add their own shortcuts or trigger the Shortcuts screen from their apps.

Keyboard Themes: 14 preset solid color themes and option to add your own image as the background for the keyboard

Also Read :  HTC 10, One M9 & One A9 to get Android N Update 

The update will available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and General Mobile 4G Android One smartphone as well as the Nexus 9 and Pixel C tablets and the Nexus Player TV box. Nexus 5 will not get Android N update

Google is said to be working on two Nexus devices made by HTC codenamed Sailfish and Marlin . Both devices will be running on Android N .New Nexus devices launch expected soon

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