19 May 2016
What’s new in the Android platform? Well, yes Android N was the one such area we were eager to know more about. Although, we know almost everything about the new version of Android but an official verdict was captivating us. Google said that they released the version early to get the feedbacks from the users to make the experience better. Performance, security, and productivity.
Google explained the key features of the Android N by categorizing them into three main areas - Performance, Security, and Productivity. Let’s talk about the performance first . Google first talked about the graphics performance, API which is handled by the Volkan. Google also exemplified the performance of the API by giving an illustration of Need for Speed game.
Then there is a JIT compiler which loads apps much faster than before. Google said that it is 75% faster. This improves performance and reduces battery consumption.
Security – Android is designed from the scratch keeping in mind the security the main concern. Security is further categorized into three levels – File based encryption, media, Seamless updates.
Google says that they are protecting millions of Android devices which are browsing Chrome. Google says around 8 million apps are checked every day.
Then Google talked about the Productivity. Some new features are added - Quick Search, Spilt screen one we witnessed before during the preview period. Some changes are also made to Notifications. A new feature direct reply will directly answer from the notifications. We can also block those apps which we don’t want to see the notifications.
At last, Google wrapped the Android N announcement and said that Android N is the best Android version till now.