In October, Marshmallow will turn one year old and will be replaced by the next operating system, “N”. Until we’ll get the sweet taste out of the new major update, which will come pre-loaded on Google’s next Nexus device, or devices, we’ll continue to keep you updated with the latest details that leak onto the internet.
For now, Google is being mum regarding its upcoming operating system, but most likely, the company will unveil its name at the I/O 2016 conference, which will take place between May 18 and 20. In case the Mountain View-based giant won’t find an inspired name until that date, the fans will be able to vote for their favorite name in an online poll, and the potential words that could be submitted to the vote are Nutella, Nougat or Nut Roll. Shortly after the announcement of Android N (7.0), the Developer Preview builds will go live.
On March 1, some leak about the Android N Update for Google’s Nexus 5X, 6P, 6 and 5 have surfaced the internet, showing a redesigned Notifications Panel, whose new elements bring it closer to Material Design, having, at the top, tiles for WiFi, Mobile Data, Battery, Do Not Disturb Mode and Flashlight. Also, the Quick Settings area has a revamped user interface and a more visible Edit button. We remind you that in the current OS, in order to be able to add Quick Settings tiles and to reposition them, you must enable System UI Tuner.
Another leak is related to the look of the System Settings, which will no longer have lines separating different settings. When you’ll go on level deeper into settings, you will see a hamburger menu and at the top, when you enable the Do Not Disturb mode, you can notice a new bar.
In Android N might be also introduced the Multi Window support, which was already included in the Android M Developer Preview builds, but it could be used only after some modding, as this was a hidden feature.