Android N seen with a Hamburger menu button in Settings

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It’s beginning to look like the Hamburger menu button will come to the Settings app in the next version of Android, rumored to be Android N.

The menu icon was originally seen on a post over on a post at the Android Developers Blog that detailed version 23.2 of the Android Support Library. Android Police’s Artem Russakovskii later confirmed that, yes, the Hamburger-style menu will make an appearance in Android N.

Rumors are starting to ramp up surrounding Android N as we get closer to Google I/O 2016. Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer last year at Google I/O revealed that the search giant has moved to a “yearly cadence of big releases,” indicating that we’ll see a new version of Android on a yearly basis.

Google I/O 2016 is scheduled to start on May 18, where we’re expecting to hear the news of the next version of Android.

There are some other, initial rumors indicating that Android N will ditch the app drawer.

What would you like to see in Android N?

source: Google
via: Artem Russakovskii (Google+)


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  • Jeena Bittenbender

    I think ditching the app drawer as a huge mistake. Maybe if they could make it optional. I love the app drawer.

    • justafew

      I agree. On my own phone I use a third-party launcher, so it doesn’t really impact me. But on my tablet and the devices my wife and kid’s use, the app drawer is heavily utilized. I can’t stand having all my apps clutter up my home pages, like in iOS.

      • Jeena Bittenbender

        Agreed. I think a lot of people will be angry. That app drawer will be back real quick..

  • Richard Dennis

    Just like all changes to anything.. We will make a bunch of noise in the beginning.. But as we always do.. We will adapt.. Just another example of the industry leading the consumer, when consumer demand should lead the industry.

  • i-Dzign

    I love the app drawer and that’s one feature in particular that iOS users are really missing out and I hope it stays.