Not more than a month ago, out of the blue, Google released the first developer preview of Android N. That release was immediately followed by another release, intended to fix some bugs in the first one. However now, Google officially released the second developer preview of the Android N for those those customers who hadn’t installed the latter.
The new release comes with Emoji Unicode 9 support. This support will allow the people emoji to look more realistic. Meanwhile some some skin tone variations have been introduced along with some new emoji like bacon, selfie and face palm are also added.
Other changes include some new features, for instance, Apps can now define intent shortcuts. These shortcuts can be added to a launcher of user’s own preference, thus allowing him/her easy access of the app. In addition to that, the developer preview 2 comes with bug fixes, general API changes and Vulkan (a new 3D rendering API). Vulkan will allegedly help developers offer “a significant boost in performance for draw-call heavy applications”.
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Note that today’s release can be obtained via three different options. Firstly, for the ones who have already installed the Preview 1, all they need to do is wait for the over-the-air update. Alternatively, one can click here and get their Nexus or Pixel device enrolled in the Android Beta Program. Last of all, you can manually download the update and then install it in your device.
Stay tuned for the latest news.
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