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Google releases the The Android N Developer Preview

posted Mar 14, 2016, 12:26 AM by Barny CK
Heads up, Android developers! Google has made available its latest developer preview for the mobile operating system. Generally, Google won't discuss its next iteration of Android until Google I/O Developer Conference which will be held in May. This time however, Google wants to be the early bird. The Android N Developer Preview is actually still a 'work in progress' and Google's SVP for Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast, Hiroshi Lockheimer, writes that they wanted to get more feedback from developers earlier so that device manufacturers can have the final N release this summer. Amongst some of the features showcased are, improved multi window API, picture-in-picture video mode and a redesigned notification panel. Now, developers can also use the Android Jack compiler with features like lambdas that will reduce the amount of boilerplate codes they have to write because of the improved Java 8 language support. The Android N Developer Preview is available for Google’s Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 and Pixel C devices.