The second Android N Developer Preview has been out for just a few days, and people keep noticing changes. We’ve already discovered new features like an extra quick toggle, new folders, shortcuts, and emoticons. With some further investigation, Phandroid was able to get an iPhone-like 3D touch feature working, that could let app developers set homescreen shortcuts for their apps.
The HTC 10 flagship smartphone is inching closer. The device is scheduled to release on April 12th, where it may be accompanied by a new Desire phone. The HTC 10 has been fairly hidden from leaks up until this point. However today, some of Sense 8.0’s design elements leaked in photos, and we’re giving you a peek at it.
Google is taking the next step forward with VR content. Up until this point, it has been no easy task putting 360-degree content on the web or in an app. Google’s new open source system, VR View, may be the best solution yet.
Since its release in November 2015, the operating system on the BlackBerry Priv has been out of date. BlackBerry’s phone to keep it surviving shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop despite Marshmallow already being available for more than a month at that time, which was and still is quite strange considering the company promised (and has delivered) timely software updates. It’s just that none of the updates have bumped the Priv up to Marshmallow.
But we seem to finally be nearing Marshmallow’s arrival on the handset as someone obtained a Priv running the latest version of Android.
Did you wake up to a Google opinion survey today? According to trusted sources, Google has outed a survey in its ‘Opinion Rewards’ application that allows you to vote for the name of the next Android release.
The traditional way for developers (or really anyone) to get the pre-release versions of Android on devices is by installing factory images as they become available. With Google’s Android N, the Android N Developer Preview can be installed in two ways. The first is that usual factory image route because Google already posted them for the most recent Nexus devices. However, the new option is to enroll in the Android Beta Program for seamless over-the-air updates to move along to the latest beta versions of Android N.
We’re just hours into Android N being public and Google has already published factory images for various devices. The first version of the Android N Developer Preview can be put on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. But, if you plan on installing factory images for them, please remember that this is still a preview and things are being worked on around the clock by Google.
Earlier today, Google announced Android N in the form of a Developer Preview. Aside from new features like split-screen apps and direct reply notifications, there’s a fresh wallpaper that you can start using with or without the Android N Developer Preview installed on your device.