Google has now released the third Android N Developer Preview for eligible Nexus devices. Since it is beta edition of Android N, it is said to be more stable than the two Developer Previews that were released earlier. However, it does not mean that it is a bug-free version.
In the past, Google has always announced a new edition of Android OS through its Google I/O event. However, in this year, the search engine has already released two preview builds and now it has announced the arrival of third preview at the ongoing Google I/O 2016 event.
The factory images of the Android N Developer 3 are now available on this link for eligible devices like Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G Android One. Owners of these devices can download the factory images and flash the beta version of Android N.
The latest developer build carries a new update functionality that is similar to the one present on Google Chrome OS. When a new software update arrives, the device will begin downloading it automatically in the background. When the user restarts his device, the update will be installed automatically.
It means that the device will not show alerts when an update is available. Also, updates can be installed without any confirmation from the user. Upgrading to a newer build has now become a seamless process on Android N. Moreover, it won’t use the usual “Android is upgrading” screen.
Android N brings a slew of new features. For better multi-tasking, it includes split-screen mode. Android N makes it easier to deal with messaging alerts by allowing users to reply to alerts from the notification area. Android N also brings along 72 new emojis. Support for Vulkan API will make it possible for game developers to include more graphics effects along with high frame rate. It also contains Doze on the Go, an improved edition of Doze, the battery saving feature that was introduced with Android Marshmallow OS.