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.
If you own an Honor 5X and live in the UK, you may be interested to find out that Honor UK will be running a limited beta-test for the handset’s Marshmallow update in the coming weeks. Join us after the break for details on how to sign up.
For the past couple iterations of Android Google has allowed adventurous users to download and test out preview versions of the software before it’s officially available. There are a few caveats to this program, the biggest of which is that you’d have to own a compatible Nexus device. That might change in the near future, though. Read more
It’s that time of the month when Google publishes the Android distribution numbers showing which versions of the mobile operating system are rising and falling worldwide.
The only version of Android to grow from last month is Marshmallow, which climbed from 2.3% to 4.6% while moving into fourth place in terms of popularity.
Hit the break for the full breakdown.
On Monday afternoon, Google posted the monthly Nexus Security Bulletin that says what the company is doing to protect Android devices worldwide.
BlackBerry is planning to rollout a Marshmallow beta test for the Priv this week!