Google launches beta version of Android N Developer Preview 3Google has just released Android N Developer Preview 3, a build that would be the first “beta quality” which would be made available later said the search giant at the keynote at Google’s I/O developer conference. You can download the new preview from here, and start testing your apps on this platform. You can get the factory images very soon on the devices mentioned here:
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi only and LTE models)
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
- General Mobile 4G (Android One)
Also, another addition is VR mode, a new mode within Android that will manage CPU and GPU usage while you are using Google Cardboard or other VR platforms and apps. This makes it so that other apps on your phone doesn’t use up all the power you need to make for a low-latency VR experience. Google says this brings 100ms of latency on the Nexus 6P during Cardboard usage down to 20ms, which is a really important difference.
Further, the other new addition is a seamless update process that can download OTA updates in the background when they are available. In other words, Google will basically apply the update the next time you reboot your phone and bring it on the latest software, without you having to follow a series of menu clicks in the Settings menu. The updates are rolling out as version NPD35K and is already popping up on devices who are a part of the Android Beta program.