That's why we've been putting the Android Nougat dev preview through its paces, and now that the more stable beta version has rolled out for everyone, there's never been a better time to see what's new and how it stacks up against Marshmallow.Of course, it follows in a long line of major Android revisions named after sweet treats, including Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Froyo, Eclair, Donut, and Cupcake.Yes, that's all of them so far.Sure, Samsung got there first with Touchwiz, and Apple s got it on iOS, but it s great that Google has finally caught up - and even overtaken Apple in some ways.The Recents button is also now called Overview, as you can now tap it to toggle between all your open apps.The Overview icon turns into a split screen icon when you've got two apps open at once.
Android N beta tips and tricksFor those of you rocking a compatible phone or tablet, you can experience some of the treats Google's next software offering will bring when itofficially launches later this year.Android N development has now hit beta stage, and while it may not be the fully finished product there are loads of great new features already packed inside for you to start enjoying.So grab your Nexus, get the beta downloading and read on to find out what you'll be able to do once Android N is installed.
Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas!Google has finally taken the wraps off of the sugary snack-themed codename for Android N: "Nougat."The company also showed off its new statue design today, which features a green Android mascot standing atop three bars of the chewy confection.Android Nougat that's going to take some getting used to will be the final version of the N developer preview, which has been with us since March.The final release will come sometime during the third quarter of this year.Nougat will bring a redesigned notification panel, support for side-by-side apps, VR enhancements, and a ton of other improvements.
Well later this year you'll be able to tuck into Android Nougat – the new name for Android N.Google took to its Twitter and Snapchat accounts to announce the name, putting the end to the rumors of Nutella, Nerds and Naan.For those eager to check out Android Nougat early, the software is currently available in Beta for select handsets giving you a taste of some of the new features which include split screen, a slender quick settings bars, fast app switching and Doze 2.0.Let us know in our poll before - and if you had a better idea stick it in the comments - maybe we can start a petition to get it changed?
Google has finally revealed the name for its next version of Android: Nougat.That s certainly less exciting than Nutella, which pretty much everyone wanted.Heck, I would ve even taken New York Cheesecake, which is the internal codename Google used for the OS.But at least it s also better than some user-chosen names Android Nipples so I guess we ll take it.Realistically speaking, Nutella probably would have involved some licensing woes, though they managed to do it for Kit Kat.In an interesting note, the company used Snapchat as one of the platforms to reveal the name for the first time.
Google on Thursday revealed that Android N, the upcoming version of its popular mobile operating system, will officially be named Android Nougat.Many expected Google to once again partner with a major brand on the name but that turned out not to be the case.Hiroshi Lockheimer, the SVP of Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, hinted back in March that Android N may be known as Android Nutella.At its annual I/O developer conference last month, Google still hadn t decided on a name, instead reaching out to the public to ask for suggestions.Some of the most common names at the time included Neapolitan, Nutter Butter, Nutella, Nerds and Nougat.Partnering with a major food brand wouldn t have set precedent as Google licensed the Kit Kat name from Nestle in 2013 to brand Android 4.4 as KitKat.
Android N Name Android NougatAfter spending weeks taking suggestions from users all over the world, Google has finally settled on a name for the next version of Android.The company revealed on Thursday that the latest OS will be called Android Nougat.READ MORE: If VR is going to have a future, PlayStation VR can t failConsidering that Android versions are released in alphabetical order, we always knew that the next version would begin with the letter N, but at Google I/O last month, the company announced that it would give its fan a chance to pick the name.Of course, it still reserved the right to pick the final name for itself, which is exactly what Google did during the grand unveiling on Thursday.
Google announced this morning that the next version of Android, codenamed Android N, will officially be Android Nougat, and not Nutella, as most people suspected.For the record, our own Beth Skwarecki called this back in March during Google I/O, when Google opened its campaign to get everyone to name the next version of Android.After deliberating for months and probably haggling with Ferro Rocher for how much they d have to pay in royalties if it were called Android Nutella , the final announcement went out over Google s Snapchat account this morning.You can see some screenshots above, or follow them on Snapchat as Google, of course to see more, or some videos from the unveiling.
The next version of Google s mobile operating system and the successor to Android Marshmallow will be Android Nougat, slated for release later this summer.To pick the name for Android N, Google for the first time asked the public to weigh in.At the company s I/O 2016 developer conference, Dave Burke, vice president of engineering for Android, said Google would take name suggestions at android.com/n.But he added that Google reserves the right to choose the final name.Since Android 1.5, Google has named each version of its mobile operating system after a sweet food — moving sequentially through the letters of the alphabet.The tradition started more than six years ago.But Android N is the first version to take users name submissions into consideration.Android Nougat includes a split-screen multi-window mode, a redesigned notification shade, seamless updates, a new Data Saver mode, and other improvements.The new version also supports Daydream, Google s new VR platform.Here are all the releases:Google has released four developer previews of Android N so far the first preview arrived in March, followed by subsequent releases in April, May, and June .
View photosThis photo provided by Google shows the Android Nougat statue, officially unveiled Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Google campus in Mountain View, Calif.The next version of Android software dubbed "Nougat" is scheduled to be released in new smartphones in the fall of 2016 when the makers of existing Android devices will also be able to enable updates to the new software.Nougat's new features will include the ability to run apps without actually installing them on a device.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. AP — Google is serving a new morsel for fans of its Android software: The next version has been dubbed "Nougat," extending Google's tradition of nicknaming each overhaul of Android after a sweet food.The Nougat name announced Thursday comes seven weeks after Google sought suggestions during its annual conference for software engineers.Nougat is scheduled to be released in new smartphones this fall when the makers of existing Android devices will also be able to enable updates to the new software.
View photosMoreF33a316a694247ea8676f11886468e32The next-generation Android N mobile software needs a name, and Google wants you to help.Google announced Wednesday that it's calling upon the world to help them name Android N, which you can do on its website.Each Android release has a name that follows the last one alphabetically, and they all are named after desserts.The last two Android versions were named Lollipop and Marshmallow.So Google wants you to hop on the website and give them your best dessert suggestion starting with N. Our favorites right now are Neapolitan, Nougat, Nerds and Nutmeg because mm .Not surprisingly, Twitter users had a bit to say about the topic.