Just like every other year, Google is expected to launch a new iteration of their Android OS at the Google Developer I/O in May. The Search Engine giant introduced a new version of the OS dubbed Android M at the developer conference. The Android M which later came to be known Marshmallow came with a number of few features including a granular permission manager, fingerprint sensor support etc.
With the developer conference around the corner, the market is abuzz with what the next iteration of Google's OS for mobiles, smartphones namely the Android N will have in store. Well, here are the top 8 features we expect to see in Android N
New Quick Notification
The guys at Android Police have succeeded to get their hands on an early build of Android N and well, they have come up with a mock-up of what they have spotted. The notifications shade of the Android N now comes with a full-width notification separated by extremely thin lines. This is quite contrasting with the one seen in the present version of Android.
Improved Quick Settings
The Quick Settings option now sits on top of the notification shade. The icons are now larger now larger, so that they can be accessed easily.
Google is expecting to add a multi-window feature in their next Android build. While the multi-window feature has been added on to the Android interface by smartphone makers in their custom UIs, the stock Android had always missed out on it. After having missed out on the multi-window feature in the Android Marshmallow built, the Search Engine giant is expected to make amends and introduce it in the Android N.
The Theme Engine had always been the USP of the CyanogenMod OS, a baked up version of stock Android. Even the custom UI of various smartphone manufacturers come with integrated theme engines. However, the stock Android running on the Nexus and Motorola smartphone have always missed out on that. Considering the fact that Google took inspiration from various popular custom UIs including Cyanogen for the Android M, it won't be a surprise to them include a Theme engine. So far it is speculated that a Dark Theme for the user interface is on cards.
Feature rich Power Menu
On long pressing the Power Button on Android Marshmallow, you will be encountered by the standard Power-Off and Reboot button. However, a few popular custom builds of Android provides users a multitude of feature on the Power Menu itself (menu display on long pressing the power button) including the option to take the screenshot, enter recovery, enter bootloader etc.
Notification LED control
While some Android builds like the much popular MIUI 7 from the Chinese OEM Xiaomi come with an option to control the colour of LED notifications via the Settings Panel, the stock Android doesn't. It would be interesting to see Google include this option in Android N.
Double Tap to Wake
Google had showcased this feature at their developer I/O while launching the Android Marshmallow. Incidentally, though the option to wake a device by simply double tapping it failed to make a cut in the final built. Well, Google might be already working on it to include in the Android N.
Separate Lock Screen Wallpaper
If you haven't used a Nexus or a Motorola device till date, you well be unaware of the fact that stock Android still doesn't provide you an option to set two different wallpapers - one for Home screen and another for Lock screen.
This may sound quite amusing considering the fact that dual wallpaper option was present even in our features phones! In most cases Google will introduce the feature in the Android N.