Google releases Android N Developer Preview 2

Google last month surprised the world by releasing the Developer Preview of Android N, its next major mobile operating system, which brought multi-windows support, UI changes, quick toggles, notification enhancements, data saver and more. Now Google has released Android N Developer Preview 2, which brings fixes for few bugs and new features including Unicode emojis.

The new build adds supports for Vulkan 3D rendering API to the platform, that allows for better and smoother performance with respect to graphic while playing games. It does so by fully utilizing the multi-core processor. It's worth noting that Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were the first phones with Vulkan APIs on-board.

Google has also added "launcher shortcuts" which creates shortcuts to initiate specific to initiate certain actions directly in the app, like navigating home in Google Maps or sending messages to specific people. Android N Developer Preview 2 also includes support for Unicode 9.0 emoji and redesigned Google's stock emoji characters to make them more human-like.

The Android N Developer Preview 2 factory images are now available to download from the Android developer website. You can also download the update over-the-air if you've opted for Android Beta program. Just like last time the devices eligible for the preview build include Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 tablet, General Mobile 4G (Android One) and Pixel C tablet. 

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Kaiser Bey
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Google releases Android N Developer Preview 2 Google releases Android N Developer Preview 2 Reviewed by Kaiser on 4/14/2016 03:49:00 PM
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