Compare Android N with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and decide you need to upgrade or not
Android N has come up with many new feature which will provide better experience than its predecessor which includes improved user interface, revamped notification, improved doze mode, multi-window and many more.
Lot of excitement is building up as the Google has released the fourth developer preview of Android N having lot of new features. If you are still on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and give it a thought again because Google has released its latest Android N which has taken Android Phones a step further. Let us discuss some of the features to make you decide whether you should upgrade to Android N or stick to Android 6.0 marshmallow.
1. User Interfaces changes:
Android N is coming up with improved user interface over its predecessor Android 6.0 marshmallow which makes Android phones more productive than before.
Moreover, Google has been working on its notification panel since Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has improved a lot in its new versions. Now it is known as “Notification shades” since its release on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is a two-level notification panel.
But in Android N you’ll see all the notifications and some quick toggles above the top of notification shade, along with drop down button. The moment you tap the drop-down button, quick setting toggles will appear before you and in addition more toggles are added in quick setting and more pages too.
2. Revamped Notifications:
With Android N Google had made its notification quite innovative and interactive like notification now sits in bundle and can be expanded and detailed information (subject or content of email) can be extracted from it like time when a particular notification hit your phone.
Android N has be added with ‘reply’ button to notification for any app. Now you can reply directly from the notification rather than going to that particular app. Further, Group notification can also be expanded into individual notification be using two finger gesture.
2. Settings menu:
Google has also changed its setting menu by removing toggle button on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth category. Each and every setting group will show some information within the category.
The new menu has hamburger menu in every category. You can quickly swipe the hamburger menu from left to and switch to another category instantly without even returning to the main settings like in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
3. Multi-window feature:
This feature was already present in Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it is an experimental feature and can be found under the Developers options. While in Android N this feature is working flawlessly. Two apps could be run on the same screen. While working on any app you can bring the app switcher by holding recent apps button and select app to run with that app. Moreover, you can resize the apps using a divider.
4. Improved Doze Mode:
Android N comes with improved function of Doze mode as earlier in Android 6.0 Marshmallow tis feature was used to save the battery while in sleep mode when phone screen is off. Sometimes this feature created some issue like it restricted the cellular data usage to Android Apps.
Android N has made some improvements in the Doze mode as it gives network access and sync jobs to save the battery when the phone is in sleeping mode. Once you, turn your device or plug it into the charger it will disable the Doze mode.
5. The VR support:
Recently, Google is working on a new VR tech for Nexus devices making the whole Android OS VR ready. The new VR system is going to be different not like the previous one which has a piece of cardboard with NFC sticker and a magnetic click.
The Google has already released the fourth preview of Android N. It is expected that Google is not going to change any use interface in the next preview build. The final version of the Android N will release before September and will be coming with boost in performance and many other improvements. Google will be releasing the version name with the fifth developer preview in Android Market.