Google Releases Android N Developer Preview 1

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    Daaaaannnnnnnngggg Google! Back at it again with another build of Android. Earlier today Google released the first developer preview build of Android N. There is no mention of what the N stands for of course. Surprisingly we don't even get a number scheme! There are lots of new features here including some User interface changes, some changes to settings, and the notification pull down, optimizations and more.

    To install the preview you will need one of the following devices:

    Nexus 6
    Nexus 9
    Nexus 5X
    Nexus 6P
    Nexus Player
    Pixel C

    Next you will enroll your device into the Beta program by heading to Google.com/android/beta Once you are in the beta program you will receive an update every 4-6 weeks. You can also easily unenroll your device at the same link. Just know that when you unenroll your device it will receive an OTA update that sets your device back to stock and wipes data. Have fun testing out the new build!
     
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    Here's the developer preview video for Android N:

     
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    Downloaded and installed.
    Issues found so far:
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    Downloaded and installed here. I posted in another thread that I'm having issues with my home wifi, but not my work's public network, so I'm not blaming the software at this point. Will update this post if/when I discover the real issue.

    UPDATE: Turning SSID Broadcast on on my router has appeared to fix my connection issue at home. I've also disconnected & reconnected successfully a couple of times now.
     
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    Does android still not support DHCPv6? Hoping they will finally bring it into N, it's freaking ridiculous that Android refuses to adopt the most widely used IP delivery protocol out there. Nobody uses RDNSS other than Android and my phones haaate Comcast routers since they moved to IPv6.
     
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    Found another bug. App redraw issue.


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    ?

    Sent from my Nexus 6P
     
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    ? ?

    Open your app drawer, click home, click app drawer, it doesn't always redraw the whole screen. You can see my desktop in my screenshot.


    Actually I just reproduced it. Swipe right to see Google now cards, hit home, hit app drawer.

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    Oh. Yeah. The GN one is really bad.

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    what is the complete name of Android N? N for??
     
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    No one knows yet. This is just the developer preview. The actual name won't be announced until this version is officially unveiled. They may still only call it N at Google I/O coming up in May. We've seen that before, where they wanted to show off some of what they were working on, but weren't ready to reveal the full name yet.
     
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    I don't know if anyone else is experienced this, but when my 6P is in Dark Mode from System UI tuner, it will run super slow. Verified it is only dark mode because I turned it off and my 6p runs like a beast! Auto or Manual triggers don't matter. Definitely weird...