FIRST GLANCES OF 'ANDROID N'

Harigovind M

Wednesday 02, 2016

 

 

Google's next Android OS version might be months away from the release but a new screenshot may have offered the first look at the Marshmallow successor.

 

Android's official Developer site now lists a screenshot for showing Day-Night theme in system setting. Notably, the page for turning-on/ off Bluetooth includes a hamburger setting on the top left which has been so far unavailable in any of Android OS versions - indicating that it may have offered the first look at the next version.

 

 

 

The screenshot was first spotted by Android Police. The addition of hamburger button in Android N points to a side navigation drawer that is likely to have all Settings sections listed, making it easier to switch between them. Currently, users have to go back into main settings page before jumping to another Settings section.

This hamburger button does what hamburger buttons do: it opens the side drawer. The drawer has a list of all the settings sections so instead of going back to the main settings screen and choosing one, you can simply open the drawer, tap a new section, and jump to it immediately.

 

Google is likely to reveal its next mobile operating system, believed to be called as Android N initially, at the I/O conference. Google CEO Sundar Pichai had last month has announced the date and venue for the I/O 2016 which will be held in Mountain View, California on May 18 through May 20. Much like Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android N can be expected to be launched later this year with the new Nexus hardware.

 

Unfortunately, it's too early to comment on the design changes or tweaks that Google is expected to make in its next Android N build. But we can expect to get more of such details in bits in future.

 

So far, Google has revealed that Android N won't ship with Oracle's proprietary Java application programming interfaces. The company has confirmed that it will utilize OpenJDK, an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit.

 

 

Source: NDTV Gadgets, Android Police

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