Google launched Android N Developer preview a long back and now they have come up with the 2nd release of Android N Developer Preview. When they first launched the Preview, it had features such as Split Screen Multi-Tasking.Since it was the first launch, it had some bugs and certain issues that could turn down user impression on using the OS.Now they have updated the Preview and launched the 2nd release.They have brought three major changes to the 2nd launched Preview. Let us have a look onto those updated features.
New Launcher Shortcut
It was the latest Launcher Shortcut that impressed me the most. Users of Android N will be able to select from 5 shortcuts for sub Menus inside the application. Each of these shortcuts are intended to take you to specific features within certain applications. For instance, if you want to send a message to your best friend, you can use this shortcut to do so within the message app.
Vulkan – new 3D Rendering API
Android N developer Preview integrated the new 3D rendering API called Vulkan to the new OS. This can enhance the graphics experience of the users. The new API is supposed to improve the performance when the device handles high-end graphics integrated applications and games. Some benchmarks reported that this could enhance graphics upto 10 times on Single Core when compared to Open GL ES.
Emoji Unicode 9 Support
Google is focused on giving its new Android OS a human touch. That’s they have updated the Android N Developer Preview by including Emoji. The google also asked the support of their developers to enhance the messaging experience by enhancing their keyboard as well as messaging applications with the help of new Emoji Unicode 9. This will give you variety of human figured emojisexpressing human expressinsalong with the existing ones.
Google also requested the help of developers in developing their new Android N. Even though the designers of Google are trying hard to fix the bugs of their new Android N, they feel that some still exist. That’s why they have requested the help of developers to report about the bugs that they come across, either on N Developer Preview Issue Tracker or on N Preview Community.