News about the release of Android N have been overwhelming the Internet for quite some time, but the latest report revealed that the operating system is slated to arrive in August or September. Catch more of the details below!
Mashable stated that the release date might be within the months mentioned but the exact date is yet to be announced. But do not be disappointed because here is the good news:
Android Developers Blogspot revealed that the 4th Developer Preview of Android N, including theAndroid N final SDK is now available for download through the SDK Manager in Android Studio. Those who are already enrolled in the Android Beta Program will get the update right away, but those who are not must register to the website first and “opt-in” the eligible device.
For the first timers, the next step after the register is to install the final SDK. Then, update the project’s compile SDK version to API 24 to develop with the Android N APIs. New features such as multi-window support and direct-reply notifications can be tested in doing so.
The 4th Developer Preview of Android N is available for Nexus 6, 5X, 6P, and 9. More than that, other products like Pixel C devices, General Mobile 4G [Android One] devices and the Sony Xperia Z3 are also eligible for the preview.
Google’s Android N mobile OS will replace the current v6.0 Marshmallow. Notably, the company released the Android N Developer Preview 3 for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet and General Mobile 4G Android One last month.
Aside from the release date, Android fans are also wondering about the new name of the mobile operating system. Mashable as well reported that Google jokingly confirmed the meaning of “N” as Namey McNameface.
This has been derived from a throwback joke to Boaty McBoatface. According to the tech website, it is the name the public has chosen for a British $200 million research vessel in April. This might add more excitement and hype upon the release of Android N but stay tuned for more updates.
Namey McNameface added to the Android N Easter egg! pic.twitter.com/DrtHBjKVBk
— Tim Schofield (@qbking77) June 15, 2016