Google I/O 2016: New Android N Details Revealed, Beta Launched

With the arrival of the developer preview for Android N in March, the Public Beta of Android N has been released at the Google I/O 2016 – Google’s annual development conference which is the must see event on any Android enthusiasts calendar.

Android N is now available to users of various Google devices, listed on the beta enrol website as the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5 X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One (General Mobile 4G).

The Gadget Helpline expects to see the delivery of Android N operating system to delivery significant boosts to performance, security and a peek to the Daydream VR which will be able to work alongside it and a plethora of other interesting features.

Introducing the Vulkan 3D graphics API, this brings high end graphics to phones and tablets at decent frame rate, which is saying something as the Nexus 6P was being shown running Need For Speed: No Limits displaying brilliant performance, smooth frames and brilliant detail from the motion blur to the in game reflections we’d say it’s on the right track to bringing more mainstream titles to the Android handset market.

With new seamless updates, where two images are stored on the phone and switched when the phone is restarted, there no longer any delay in applying/starting newly downloaded patches and updates to versions of N.

A personal Gadget Helpline favourite addition was a clear all button to the recent apps menu, which will save a large amount of finger strength from fierce swiping to close previously used applications.

With improved security, performance and stunning features, this is a much anticipated product for public release and leaves us with bated breath to see when each manufacturer will be able to deploy the so far un-named Android N.

Users can also now submit potential names as shortly after these new Android N details surfaced a website and promo video were launched stating “Let the names begin”.