Google I/O 2016 is still a pretty hectic event, is that the Mountain View firm has unveiled a number of new projects and devices. Among the most important developments is the new version of the Android Developer Preview N, which incorporates several features that, at least for the moment, had not seen, although we assumed that would eventually arrive.
Among the major developments that can be found in the first stable beta for general use, it is the native support of virtual reality. In addition, downloading updates in the background is also introduced, which incredibly streamline the process of updating software. These are just some of the improvements brought the latest beta of Android N.
Over the last years, Google has become accustomed to developers Developer Previews. Essentially, it is a trial software expressly for that application programmers can test their apps. Today everything has changed, because for the first time, Google did not disclose the Developer Preview 3, but a stable beta version to be used daily.
In addition to the substantial changes as the VR mode and downloading updates in the background, also we have seen a new batch of emoticons, emphasis on perfection of multitasking and security aspects. If you want to try the latest version of the Android beta N, you can download for devices like the Nexus 6, 9, 5X, 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C and the Xperia Z3.
Undoubtedly, one of the main themes of Google I/O 2016 is still the virtual reality. And it is that Google has officially unveiled the “VR Mode” or VR mode. This new option focuses on improving the performance of our device when playing content at 360 degrees or virtual reality, whether videos, movies or video games. Accompanied by Daydream, the VR mode has great potential, which we’ll come true in the coming months.
As for downloading updates in the background, not much to say about it, because the name itself is quite indicative. Essentially, it is to save time and intelligently manage downloads.
First, when an update is available, the device will download in the background. When reboot our terminal, this will be automatically installed, so you will not see the famous “Optimizing system applications.”
You can download Android N beta Developer Preview 3 directly from Google here.