This is a significantly upgraded version of Google Now. You can ask a question for an answer, and follow up with multiple questions, with Google picking the conversation out and returning the right answer. This is a big leap for Google in the AI department, and is certainly going to be challenging for Siri and Cortana.
Android N adds support for displaying more than one app at the same time. On handheld devices, two apps can run side-by-side or one-above-the-other in split-screen mode. On TV devices, apps can use picture-in-picture mode to continue video playback while users are interacting with another app.
Android Instant Apps enables Android apps to run instantly, without requiring installation. Instant Apps lets you experience what you love about apps, a fast and beautiful user interfaces, high performance, and great capabilities, with just a tap.
Bundles of notifications
An App might pop a lot of notification alerts, and that is really annoying. In Android N, Google solves this problem by this feature. Developers will be able to group together notifications from their app. You’ll see a bundle of notifications from each app in the menu, and you’ll just tap the bundle to expand it and see each individual alert.
Reply in a notification
Google now lets you reply to text messages from the notification shade. When you get a new message, a little alert will pop up at the top of the screen and you can type your reply right there and go back to what you were doing. This quick and basic feature is a great Add-On from Google!
Night mode is back and (we hope) it’s here to stay.
Doze on the Go
The new version of Doze goes into effect after your screen has been off for a certain period of time, regardless of whether or not it’s stationary. Some additional tweaks and improvements through Project Svelte mean that the feature will work efficiently across more devices than before as well, regardless of what apps are installed.
After Google announced that it would be seeking suggestions for naming the next version of Android, Twitterati have been soliciting votes for ‘neyyappam’, a traditional delicacy from Kerala made of rice flour, jaggery, coconut and ghee. Well, we have to wait for the official statement to know about where this’ll land.