Android devices like Samsung have supported multiple apps on the same window for a long time. Google is finally making it a native feature for Android with the next upgrade. Android N will allow users to open two apps in split-screen mode on Nexus devices as well as other smartphones and tablets that get the OS later on.
Quick Setting Options
Android N will have more quick setting options. When one pulls down the notification panel, there will be nine toggles in the quick setting panel.
Android N will have the feature of “bundled notifications”. Using this, an individual can group up all the notifications from a particular app in the notification panel. Following this, when he presses the group notification of the app, he can view all the individual notifications.
Better Battery Life
Doze, a feature that was introduced with Android Marshmallow, will get improvements.
All New Recent Apps
In Android N, double-tapping the Recent Apps button from the home screen will open the last-used app while double-tapping the button when an app is already open will take you to the app you had open just before.
Pressing the Recent Apps menu will open the menu of all recently-used apps. You can swipe through the apps by hitting the Recent Apps key successively. When you stop pressing the key, the app you selected will open in full-screen.
Native File Manager
Android Marshmallow had introduced the Native File Manager. This allowed you to explore various folders as well as copy files. Android N has upgraded the file manager.
Block Phone Numbers at System Level
If a number is blocked, it will automatically be blocked on other messenger apps like WhatsApp.
Emergency Info on Locks Screen
Android N will have the feature to add medical info on the lock screen in case of any emergency. Thus, the medical and emergency contact and information will be available to anybody who tries to unlock the phone, on the lock screen.
Quick “Optimizing Apps.”
When an Android phone/tablet running KitKat, Lollipop, and Marshmallow gets a software update, it a long time to restart as the system is ‘optimizing apps’ as it says on the screen. This is because Google moved from Dalvik to ART runtime when it released Android KitKat. But this long process of optimizing apps has been skipped in Android N, which means the device will restart faster and even apps, in general, will take lesser time to install.
Android N will bring in small changes in the Settings. These changes include These include a new night theme, data saver that blocks background data consumption, and provision for display calibration as well as screen zooming.