Top 5 features to look forward to in Android N
Google surprised us all on Wednesday with the announcement and developer preview release of Android N, the latest version of its mobile operating system. You can test it now if you want to, and provided you own a supported device, but most folks won’t get a taste of Android N until it goes mainstream. By then it’ll have a fancy new name and, with luck, even more features
We picked 5 of the features of the Android N, which in our opinion are the coolest so here we go
Split-screen Multitasking or Multi-window support
This feature is long overdue and, in fact, is already supported by OEMs such as Samsung. Google will officially support multi-window in Android N, allowing you to run two applications side-by-side, the way you would on a Samsung smartphone or tablet now, or even on an iOS device such as the iPad Pro. And, yes, even Windows 10 devices. The feature will be supported across phones and tablets and will automatically switch between landscape and portrait mode as you move your device. Google said there will even be picture-in-picture support for “devices like TVs” and for apps that support video playback. Neat.
Double Tap to Switch Between Recent Apps
The recent apps menu gets a new feature which enables quick switching of apps by double tapping the recent apps key, it automatically switches to the previous app which was being used by the user, this can save up few seconds for sure.
Improved Doze Mode
One of the best features of Marshmallow is Doze, which automatically puts your phone into a sleep state, to help conserve battery, after a period inactivity.It does truly assist with battery life, but there is room for improvement.Google said you should also expect improvements for background tasks, which should save you battery life and improve performance across the board.
Google is making another change to notifications in Android N. It’s called “Bundled notifications,” and will allow a phone or tablet to keep all notifications from one application inside a single bundled notificationGrouped notifications can be expanded into individual notifications by using a two-finger gesture or tapping the new expansion button
Night Mode changes the color scheme and the tint of the display to reduce the amount of blue light and ease eye strain late at night (for those regular before-bedtime social media checks).