Today Google unexpectedly announced the Android N Developer Preview. And for the developers the preview is available as an over-the-air update.
The expectation was that Google wouldnâ€™t start talking about Android N until its I/O developer conference in May. Instead, it decided on a very different approach.
Hiroshi Lockheimer, Googleâ€™s SVP for Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast, wrote today
that “the team decided it wanted to release the preview earlier in order to get more feedback from developers earlier in the process and get the final N release into the hands of device manufacturers this summer. Googleâ€™s current plan calls for five preview releases and a final release in Q3 2016”.
â€œAs we look to the next release of Android, N, youâ€™ll notice a few big changes aimed at you as developers: itâ€™s earlier than ever, itâ€™s easier to try and weâ€™re expanding the ways for you to give us feedback. We hope these changes will ensure that you are heard and reflected â€” thatâ€™s what makes Android stronger,â€ check out the screen shots of the upcoming Android N, the version looks very slick and smooth, as you scroll through the tiles it gives you a very nice and easy feel.
And that Android N logo looks like a Nutella jar lol