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  1. Android News

    Google working on drag-and-drop feature in Gmail on Android Nougat

    A teardown of the Gmail v6.7 apk shows that Google is planning to add a drag-and-drop feature which would allow you to insert file attachments into Gmail from other Android applications when using Gmail in split screen or multi-window mode. This functionality would likely only work with...
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    Android N Dev Preview 5 may have removed the ability to reply to notifications on the lock screen

    Android N Dev Preview 5 made a few minor changes, however not all have been good. One change that seems to have been made was the removal of the ability to use quick reply from the phone's lock screen, as the option to toggle the feature on or off is no longer available.
  3. Android News

    Android 7.0 Verified Boot feature to keep devices from booting if software corruption is found

    In an effort to improve security, Android Nougat will feature Verified Boot with Error Correction which will keep the device from turning on if it encounters any corruption in the system partition. Users will be given the option to manually boot the device with limited capacity. Google admits...
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    Pokemon Go 0.29.2 update works on Android N

    Niantic Labs has updated Pokemon Go so that the game can be used on Android devices running Android N. While Android N is still in beta, there are a lot of Nexus owners who are already using the new build of Android since Google made incredibly easy to join the beta program and install Android N...
  5. Android News

    Rogers: HTC-built Nexus 9 will get its official Android 7 update 'soon'

    Rogers has just posted a new Android update schedule for devices that it supports, revealing that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Nexus 9 is "coming soon."
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    Android N name revealed to be Nougat

    Google today officially confirmed Android N's name. The name will be Android Nougat. Google has also made a statue to celebrate its launch.
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    Android N's name will be unveiled today

    Google has started teasing an announcement that will happen later today. The announcement is expected to reveal the final name of Android N.
  8. Android News

    Cerberus v3.4 update adds fingerprint support, Android N features, and more

    Cerberus is a popular anti theft application and service for Android smartphones and tablets. The app has just received an update to version 3.4 and it comes with the following changes. . . - Added app authentication with fingerprint (Android 6+) - Implemented Android N features (direct boot...
  9. Android News

    You can test Google's Daydream VR with an Android N easter egg

    Google left a VR painting app hidden in Android N. It gives us our first test of a Daydream VR app before the feature officially arrives. You can try it out on your Nexus phone as long as you have the latest Android N Developer Preview.
  10. Android News

    Freeform multi-window won't be enabled on any Nexus devices in Android N

    Google made APIs for freeform movement and resizing of multiple windows in Android N. Unfortunately, Google won't be using free-form window management for Nexus and Pixel C devices. The company says the API was put there for OEMs who wish to utilize it for their custom Android UIs.
  11. Android News

    Google improves the direct reply feature of Messenger in its latest update

    Android N is introducing a new direct reply feature that will happen within the notification card. Previously, Messenger just allowed you to reply to a message from here and that was it. But thanks to the latest update (included in Android N Dev Preview 4), they've added a 'conversation view'...
  12. Android News

    Google will revert quick toggle behavior in Android N

    Last week, Android N Dev Preview 4 was launched. One of the least popular changes was the way WiFi and Bluetooth quick settings toggles behave. The new toggles opened a full menu to manage WiFi and Bluetooth settings instead of simply toggling the radios on or off. After a series of complaints...
  13. Android News

    Google Maps app included in latest Android N Developer Preview is crashing on Android Auto

    Google has confirmed that the Google Maps app included in the latest version (v4.0) of Android N Developer Preview isn't compatible with Android Auto. The company says that "this issue will be fixed in the next update to Google Maps (9.31), expected in the coming weeks."
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    Android N will support custom mouse pointers

    Documents from the Android N Preview 4 reveal a new API. The API allows developers to customize the mouse pointers, including the shape and size of the pointer, as well as the ability to change its look based on which field you're hovering over.
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    Android N Developer Preview 4 is now rolling out

    Google has release Android N Developer Preview 4. It's showing up as build NPD56N for most devices. Google also notes that this release will see the finalization of APIs in both Android N and Android Studio 2.1.2.
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    Twitter starts testing Android N's Direct Reply feature for Direct Messages

    Twitter seems to be testing a new feature for Android N. The company seemingly implemented a Direct Reply feature. The catch is that the feature only works for direct messages, not public Tweets. It's unsure when Twitter began testing the feature.
  17. Android News

    Google VP continues to tease us with Nutella

    Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer seems to have a soft spot for Nutella. He's referenced the delicious chocolate spread in multiple Tweets, but he still hasn't made any direct reference to Nutella being the final name for Android N. Usually, official Android version names are generic dessert or...
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    Android N's name will be revealed in a few weeks

    The Android account has thanked everyone for their name suggestions for Android N, and also released a new video giving tips on naming stuff. With that, the account also revealed that we'll know the official name of Android N in a few weeks.
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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might not have Android N at launch

    It seems the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might miss out on Android N at launch. UserAgent profiles for the device show it running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. While it's possible this could change, it's unlikely as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will potentially launch around the same time Android N is finished.
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    Facebook Messenger beta adds Direct Reply for Android N

    Facebook is already working on Android N specific features for its Messenger app. The latest beta update through Google Play enables Android N's Direct Reply feature which allows users to reply to messages directly from an apps notification without having to actually launch the app. The feature...
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    N-ify bring even more Android N features to Lollipop, Marshmallow devices

    A new N-ify update is now available, bringing even more Android N features to Lollipop and Marshmallow-powered Android devices. The Xposed module now includes the new notification design, status bar header, recents design, quick settings and more. N-ify can still be buggy at times, but it's a...
  22. Android News

    Android Pay now supports a modified DPI and works on rooted devices

    Many folks have been rooting their devices just to change the DPI setting on the device. With Android N, you can manually change the DPI yourself, but until the Dev Preview 3, changing the DPI would break Android Pay. Thanks to version 1.3 of Android Pay, you can change the DPI of your device...
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    Google adds a battery quick settings tile to the Android N Developer Preview 3

    If you were one of the people who swiped down the quick settings panel to look at the exact battery life percentage, then you probably noticed this was missing in the Android N Developer Preview. With the latest dev preview, Google has actually created a battery tile for the Quick Settings...
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    Google updates the APK installer UI in Android N Developer Preview 3

    Android's APK installer UI got a nice little refresh when Google switched to Material Design but it seems like they're working on changing it a little more. In the Android N Developer Preview 3, Google has shifted the done/open buttons to the bottom right of the screen and they've also lowered...
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    Android N: Naming Tip #2 is about spelling a dessert backwards

    The second video in Google's Android N Naming Tip series is about spelling something backwards. So if we can't figure out a sweet treat that starts with the letter N, we could possible get one that starts with an N when spelled backwards.