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Sony Xperia Z3 : First Non-Nexus Device to join Android N Preview

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If Google has selected Sony Xperia Z3 for Android N Preview, It’s obvious Xperia will not die soon. Google selection of Xperia Z3 came as a big surprise, as every one expects Google Portfolio to launch New Version of Android.

The Xperia™ Z3 joins Nexus 5X, 6, 6P, Nexus Player, the Pixel C tablet and General Mobile 4G (Android One) in giving you an early look at the next version of Android. Sony has been working closely with Google to bring you the N Developer Preview on Xperia™ for early testing and development.

Let’s see what is special in Android N

Multi-window – This new multitasking feature lets users view two apps or Activities at the same time, with the system resizing them as needed to fit the device or tablet screen. All apps targeting Android N are resizeable unless they opt-out, so make sure your layouts and resources are optimized.

Bundled notifications – You can use the Notification.Builder.setGroup() method to group your app’s notifications together for easier scanning.

Direct reply notifications – Use the Remote Input notification API to enable users to respond quickly to notifications, without leaving the notification shade.

Efficiency – Adapt your apps to use Doze to save even more power in Android N. There are also new behaviors in Project Svelte, aiming to reduce the memory needs of Android.

You can download Android N for Developers from here.


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