Google releases final developer preview before launch of Android 7.0


Google has released the final developer preview, Developer Preview 5, before the public launch of Android 7.0 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 behaviours and UI; and the latest bug fixes and optimisations across the system and in preinstalled apps.

Using the preview, developers need to make sure their apps handle all system behaviour modifications in Android N – Doze on the Go, background optimisations, screen zoom and permissions changes among others. Developers can also make use of new developer features in Android N such as Multi-window support, Direct Reply and other notifications enhancements, Direct boot and new emojis among other features.

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 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.

You can find out more from the official Android developers blog post here.

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