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Google I/O 2016: Android N Goes Split-Screen, But No Name Yet

The newest Android flavour is yet to be named, but we know the features it will offer.

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Android N features have been shared. (Photo: Google)

This year’s Google I/O has given us new features expected to be available with Android N but that’s all. The name of Android N will be done in the crowd-sourcing process this year. Head over to www.android.com/n and put your ideas to Google. We’re not sure at to how this method works but the result will be seen by all later this year.

In terms of features, Android N natively supports split-screen mode something that has been part of Samsung’s Galaxy series for few years now. The latest Android flavour also makes multi-asking with apps easier for the user.

Split-screen mode on Android N. (Photo: Google)
Split-screen mode on Android N. (Photo: Google)

With a simple one-click option, the user can switch between the current app and the one they had opened previously.

In addition to that, Android N also gets built-in support for virtual reality via daydream. This feature offers mobile devices to project enhanced VR quality at an affordable cost.  Google has confirmed that brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, Asus will be offering devices with Daydream built-in to the newest Android version later this year.

Reference VR headset for mobile makers. (Photo: Google)
Reference VR headset for mobile makers. (Photo: Google)

That’s not all, the VR element in Android N ensures that you can download VR apps from Google Play Store. 

Google Play Store full of VR apps on Android N. (Photo: Google) 
Google Play Store full of VR apps on Android N. (Photo: Google) 

Something else happened at the Google I/O 2016 where we got to know that Android N will offer wide array of emojis, including newer woman-friendly ones like these. 

New woman-friendly emojis on the way. (Photo: Google)
New woman-friendly emojis on the way. (Photo: Google)

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