Google released the very first developer preview of Android N (now Nougat) back in March this year. And, around a month ago, it released Developer Preview 4. Now, Google has started rolling out the Developer Preview 5 of Android 7.0 Nougat.
The developer preview 5 of Android 7.0 Nougat will be the last developer preview, after which Google will release the final version to all. Google plans to publicly roll out Android 7.0 Nougat to devices later this summer. Since March, Google has released a new developer preview every month. So, should you expect the final roll out in next month? We can’t say anything right now. Based on its own roadmap however, Google can take some time and roll out the final version in September.
“As we close in on the public rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat to devices later this summer, today we’re releasing Developer Preview 5, the last milestone of this preview series. Last month’s Developer Preview included the final APIs for Nougat; this preview gives developers the near-final system updates for all of the supported preview devices, helping you get your app ready for consumers.” said Dave Burk, VP of Engineering.
Here’s what’s new in the final Developer Preview of Android Nougat:
- System images for Nexus and other preview devices
- An emulator that you can use for doing the final testing of your apps to make sure they’re ready
- The final N APIs (API level 24) and latest system behaviors and UI
- The latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and in pre-installed apps
Android Nougat will bring with it some cool new features like Multi-Window Support, Direct Reply and more. Are you excited about Android 7.0 Nougat? Do let us know what you think. You can head on to Android Developers Blog for more details on the final developer preview of Android 7.0 Nougat.