The brand new Android N preview is extra secure and updates itself
Google stunned us all with an Android N developer preview two months earlier than we landed at I/O, and up to date it with new efficiency-enhancing options just some weeks again. Now, as revealed throughout this morning’s I/O keynote, there is a new replace for you daring souls who crave bleeding edge software program.
Whereas Google refers to Preview three as an “incremental replace” on its developer website, there’s nonetheless sufficient right here to get enthusiastic about. In contrast to the final two variations of the preview, Google says this third construct is the primary “beta-high quality” candidate — in different phrases, you will run into fewer complications should you attempt to use it as your every day driver on a Nexus 5X, 6P or different suitable units. We’ve not performed with the brand new N preview ourselves so we will not affirm how rather more secure it feels, however we’ll comply with up with impressions as quickly as we will.
Past that, this new replace additionally brings with it a brand new software program-updating scheme impressed by (surprisingly sufficient) Chromebooks. When an replace is obtainable, Android N can obtain the system picture within the background and may mechanically set up it the subsequent time you reboot your telephone.
“There isn’t any ‘Android is upgrading’ [pop-up], no delays,” VP of Android Engineering Dave Burke informed us. “It is only a very nice, seamless solution to do it.”
It is a sensible transfer; particularly with respect to safety updates like those Nexus units get each month. On the subject of these extra well timed, essential safety patches, Android N lets you realize the replace will occur forward of time and can then simply set up it upon reboot. In the meantime, you will be alerted to “dessert” updates — the large ones with the scrumptious new names — within the new strategies part in settings, the place you possibly can select to put in it now or apply it later.
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