I/O conference in California by Google, Google has announced Android N Developer Preview 3 for BETA testers.
What’s new in this Preview:
VR Mode for Android
Android N adds platform support and optimizations for a new VR Mode to let developers build high quality mobile VR experiences for users. There are a number of performance enhancements, including access to an exclusive CPU core for VR apps. Within your apps, you can take advantage of intelligent head-tracking, and stereo notifications that work for VR. Most importantly, Android N provides for very low latency graphics.
For more information, see the Google VR SDK for Android.
Sustained performance mode
Android N includes optional support for sustained performance mode, enabling OEMs to provide hints on device performance capabilities for long running applications. App developers can then use these hints to tune applications for a predictable, consistent level of device performance over long periods of time. App developers can try out this new API in the developer preview on Nexus 6P devices only.
Starting with version 51 in Android N, WebView will run web content in a separate sandboxed process when the developer option “Multiprocess WebView” is enabled. The WebView team is looking for feedback on compatibility and runtime performance in N before enabling multiprocess WebView in a future version of Android. In this version, regressions in startup time, total memory usage and software rendering performance are expected.
If you find unexpected issues in multiprocess mode we’d like to hear about them. Please get in touch with the WebView team by filing a bug.
Keyboard Shortcuts helper
Android N lets users press Meta+/ to trigger a Keyboard Shortcuts screen that displays all shortcuts available both from the system and from the app in focus. Developers can add their own shortcuts or trigger the Shortcuts screen from their apps. See Keyboard Shortcuts helper for details.
DP3 introduces a new FrameMetrics API that allows an app to monitor its UI rendering performance by exposing a streaming pubsub API to transfer frame timing info for the application’s current window. FrameMetricsListener can be used to measure interaction-level UI performance in production with higher granularity and without the need for a USB connection.
Here is the list of Android devices eligible for Preview:
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi only and LTE models)
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
- General Mobile 4G (Android One)
How to get this preview?
Users have to sign the Android BETA program from here After enrolling it you will receive an OTA update from Google, download it and install.If you like our report please share your support by subscribing to our community on Facebook, Twitter, Telegram or Flipboard. you can also join our support group Smartphone Assistant for any queries related to your devices