Google just released the first developer preview of Android N, and I installed it on my Nexus 6P to take it for a quick spin. Compared to Marshmallow, there are a lot of major UI changes in Android N including a new redesigned notification bar, Settings menu, and more.
Almost every sub-Settings menu has also received a UI overhaul, with the menu in itself now featuring a handy suggestions panel. You can check out the gallery below for a look at some of the changes in Android N.
Android N initial setup screen
Stock Android N lock screen
The home screen in Android N remains unchanged from Marshmallow, except for the new wallpaper
The redesigned sleeker notification panel
Tiles in Quick Settings are now spread across multiple pages
It is also possible to edit the tiles being displayed in Quick Settings
You can rearrange the tiles or add new ones
Contrary to rumors, the app drawer is still present in Android N — at least for now.
The Settings menu has received a huge makeover in Android 7.0, and now comes with a navigation drawer.
The redesigned Settings menu in Android 7.0 Nougat
Android N comes with a built-in data saver option
New Data Saver feature in Android N
Having any major feature like data saver or power saver mode enabled will lead to a notification showing up in the Settings menu in Android 7.0
Recents App UI gets a slight makeover
To enable split screen mode, simply hold an app’s card for a few seconds and drag it to the top of the screen.
The bottom part of the screen will then automatically switch to the Recent Apps UI, so that you can select the second app.
The Recent Apps button switches to a Split View button while using the multi-window feature
New App Crash screen
The hidden System UI tuner menu in Android N now allows you to calibrate the display of your Android device
Calibrate the display of your Android device in Android N
Dark mode continues to live in Android N, with even more options
System UI tuner in Android N has plenty of new options to play around with
What do you think about Android N based on the above screenshots? While Marshmallow was all about the little changes, Android N seems to come with plenty of major user facing features.
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