After android LOLLIPOP with lots of bugs like call picking, slide notifications etc. there is a new entry in the with android MARSHMALLOW that has almost 80% of UI like android 5. Android marshmallow also has high amount of glitches like same as android 5 i.e; call picking and many more.Let’s discuss Some amazing Android Nougat features
Today we’re happy to announce a Developer Preview of the N release of Android! We’re doing something a little different this year by releasing the preview early… really early. It the quite the bestest android as compared to previous versions. By releasing a “work in progress” build earlier in development, we have more time to incorporate developer feedback. Also, the earlier preview allows us to hand off the final N release to device makers this summer, so they can get their hands on the latest version of Android earlier than ever. We’re looking forward to getting your feedback as you get your apps ready for N. It also has 75% of the same UI like previous versions of android.
There are 5 previews and the final version of android Nougat
- Preview 1 – March
- Preview 2 – April
- Preview 3 – May
- Preview 4 – June
- Preview 5 – July
- Final release to AOSP and ecosystem – August
HERE ARE SOME MAIN AND AMAZING ANDROID NOUGAT FEATURES
1st of Nougat Features:MULTI-WINDOW SUPPORT
The best thing is this is if u have an android without compitable with multiwindow. In Android N, we’re introducing a new and much-requested multitasking feature into the platform — multi-window support.
Users can now pop open two apps on the screen at once. On phones and tablets running Android N, users can operate two apps at one time. Users can resize the apps by dragging the divider between them.
Especially on tablets and other larger-screen devices, multi-window feature enhance the experience of using multi-window. You can even enable drag-and-drop in your app to let users conveniently drag content to or from your app — a great way to enhance your user experience.
Directly add multi-window features to your app and configure how it handles multi-window display. For example, you can specify your activity’s minimum allowable dimensions, preventing users from resizing the activity below that size. You can also disable multi-window option for your app, which ensures that the system will only show your app in full-screen mode.
HOW IT WORKS : HOLD THE MENU BUTTON FOR FEW SECONDS AND THE RECENT TASKS APPEARS ON THE SIDE OF THE SCREEN AND YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE ANY 2 APPS YOU WANT TO MULTI TASK.
2nd of Nougat Features:NOTIFICATION ENHANCEMENT
The best experience ever shown in the android’s notification panel.
- Template updates: We’re updating notification templates to put a new emphasis on hero image and avatar. Developers will be able to take advantage of the new templates with minimal adjustments in their code.
- Bundled notifications: The system can group messages together, for example by message topic, and display the group. A user can take actions, such as Dismiss or Archive, on them in place. If you’ve implemented notifications for Android Wear, you’ll already be familiar with this model.
- Direct reply: For real-time communication apps, the Android system supports inline replies so that users can quickly respond to an SMS or text message directly within the notification interface.
- Custom views: Two new APIs enable you to leverage system decorations, such as notification headers and actions, when using custom views in notifications.
3rd of Nougat Features:DATA SAVER
There are many non usage apps in play store for data saving which don’t work or say that it only show the usage, set usage etc. Now a days, the cost of cellular data pack is increasing day by day and if we calculate the total bucks spent on it, it exceed the cost of the device itself. For many users, cellular data is an expensive resource that they want to conserve.
This android introduces data saver mode, a new system service that helps reduce cellular data use by apps, whether roaming, or on a small prepaid data pack. Data Saver gives users control over how a single app use cellular data and lets developers provide more economy service when Data Saver is on.
When a user enables Data Saver in Settings and the device is on a metered network, the system blocks background data usage and signals apps to use less data in the foreground wherever possible — such as by limiting bit rate for streaming, reducing image quality, deferring optimistic precaching, and so on. Users can whitelist specific apps to allow background metered data usage even when Data Saver is turned on.
4th of Nougat Features:LAUNCHER SHORTCUTS
Android N allows apps to define action-specific shortcuts which can be displayed in the launcher. If we want to use any specific shortcut we have to go into the settings and then open it.These launcher shortcuts let your users quickly start common or recommended tasks within your app.
Your app can create up to five dynamic shortcuts. When users perform a gesture over your app’s launcher icon, these shortcuts appear. By dragging the shortcuts onto the launcher, users can make persistent copies of the shortcuts, called pinned shortcuts. Users can create an unlimited number of shortcuts for each app.
Note: Although other apps can’t access your shortcut data, the launcher does have access to this data. Therefore, the shortcuts you create should conceal sensitive user information.