Google Nexus 2016 is expected to be released running on the latest Android N. However, the said operating system is still in its beta testing stage.
Even though it cannot be ascertained that Google will in deed announce the next version of the Nexus smartphone this coming month, there is some light to this. The operating system expected to power the Google Nexus 2016 has just seen a second beta release make its way to Android developers.
The search engine giant started seeding the new Android N Developer Preview 2 this Wednesday, something that signals the nearing release of this year’s Google Nexus smartphone and tablet for that matter. The Google I/O 2016 event is set to be held as from May 18 to May 20. It is during this Developers Conference that we expect Google to announce a stable version of this operating system as well as release the Nexus 2016.
The second version of Android N developer preview comes in with quite a number of interesting additions. In addition to the expected bug and error fixes, the new version also comes in with new features as well as improvements to the features already showcased in the first release. It is the upcoming Google Nexus 2016 that will, of course, taste these new features first before other devices do.
According to the Android developers’ page, the new Android N Developer Preview 2 comes with fixes to Wi-Fi and multiscreen feature as well as improvements to the latter. It is now possible to adjust the height and width of windows of open apps. Users will also be treated to new emoji that supports Unicode 9. A look at the new Android N preview 2 shows that the final version will indeed feature lots of customization options, especially when it comes to shortcuts. The Notification panel has also received a new feature in the latest Android N Developer Preview 2. A new calculator link is now available while the home screen folder has also been redesigned.
It gets even better with the new beta version as it seems the final version will come with Vulkan 3D rendering APIs. With this, Android apps developers will be able to enjoy greater control over the behavior of a smartphone’s GPU. This addition will ensure that Android N is fully optimized for enhanced performance.
Expect to see these changes, improvements and lots of other new features when the Google Nexus 2016 is finally announced. There are rumors that Huawei will once again get the nod in manufacturing the successor to the Nexus 6P, however, there is also word that HTC might be the chosen OEM to partner Google in the making of this year’s Nexus smartphone. If this is true, it is possible that we might see something very close to the recently-announced HTC 10.