There were rumors floating around that Google might release the developer preview of the next major Android update today and now it has. The next major Android update doesn’t have a name just yet, Google’s calling it Android “N” for now, and today it has released the developer preview which gives us all a glimpse of what the company is going to unveil at I/O 2016.
Google is going to release preview images of Android N for the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and the General Mobile 4G Android One handset.
Some new features in the Android N developer preview include split-screen multitasking, the ability to directly reply to notifications from any apps, improved notification handling, a better Doze mode that’s going to conserve more battery and support for Java 8 language features.
Android N is going to have many other features and improvements which you don’t see in the developer preview. Google will reveal more about Android N at I/O 2016. Aside from the name, many of you will want to know when it’s going to come out. Device makers will get Android N in final release form this summer which means OTAs should start arriving between June and September this year.