Google releases developer preview of Android Nougat
Google has released the final developer preview, Developer Preview of Android Nougat. This preview provides near-final system updates for all the supported preview devices and helps developers get their app ready for consumers.
The final Developer Preview of Nougat comes with system images for Nexus and other preview devices; an emulator that facilitates final testing of apps; final N APIs (API level 24) and latest system behaviors and UI; and the latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and in pre-installed apps.
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s included in the final Developer Preview of Nougat:
• System images for Nexus and other preview devices
• An emulator that you can use for doing the final testing of your apps to make sure they’re ready
• The final N APIs (API level 24) and latest system behaviors and UI
• The latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and in pre-installed apps
Working with this latest Developer Preview, one should make sure your app handles all of the system behavior changes in Android N, like Doze on the Go, background optimizations, screen zoom, permissions changes, and more. Plus, you can take advantage of new developer features in Android N such as Multi-window support, Direct Reply and other notifications enhancements, Direct boot, new emojis and more.
How to get Developer Preview 5
Developers who are a part of the Android Beta program will get access to the Developer Preview 5 update on their devices. Those who are not enrolled in Android Beta should visit android.com/beta and opt-in their eligible Android phone or tablet. Once they do this, they will receive this preview update over-the-air. The Nougat Developer Preview is available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices, as well as General Mobile 4G [Android One] devices.