Google recently surprised the developers released the first version of Android N Developer Preview, not waiting for the conference Google I / O. Not all the time to get to know her, and in the meantime the company has already released the Nexus Android N Developer Preview 2. The new assembly came under NPC91K number. In this assembly, fixed some bugs, including problems with connecting to a hidden access points Wi-Fi and a multi-mode problem, but there are new features.
One of the main innovations of Android N Developer Preview 2 is to support API Vulkan, provides applications direct access to the graphics processor, minimizing dependence on the driver. In theory Vulkan tools, allowing more efficient use of multiple cores simultaneously, must be capable of running demanding applications on devices with weak “iron”, then both the flagship – significantly improve the quality of the graphic component
For the applications given the opportunity to determine the. shortcut to various tasks through Launcher. With labels, you can arrange the execution of typical operations with the application, for example, send a message to my best friends, open the current location on the map or see the next episode of the TV show. There was a change in the external emergency information section, complete with tab to specify the basic necessities of contacts. This set of vital data is highlighted in a separate application, analogues of which are likely to create or allow third-party developers.
Changes to the users too, though not so much. The Android N appeared Emoji from Unicode 9, including icons and bacon selfie. Emoticons have become “more human”, is also available a choice of color.
Build Android N Developer Preview 2 is available to owners of a Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, 6P Nexus, Nexus 9, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G. Update for Nexus Player will be released later. To download the new system have to be a member of Android Beta program. By the way, the final version of the platform can get the name of Android 7.0 Nutella.