Android Nougat developer preview

Since the first release of the Android N preview in March 2016, there has been a lot of speculation and arguments about the final features of Android Nougat. Yesterday, Google launched its last and final preview for all to test their apps and experience the 7th version of Android following Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). One thing is for sure, Google has a sweet tooth and can’t get away from the naming convention based on confectioneries.

This article will put rest to many rumors and concerns about Android 7.0 Nougat.

1. How many and When will the OEMs update their devices for Android N?
The Android developers’ team hasn’t given any numbers for this question, however, they have clarified that at the time of the full release of this version, you’ll be able to publish your apps for Android N using Google play.
2. Will Java remain the preferred language choice for Android?
Yes, it will. Google has no plans to switch to any other language and will use Java for versions 8, 9, and 10 too.
3. Will Android Apps get Full Swift support?
No, it isn’t happening as of now. There have been a lot of talks about android getting Swift support. However, it has been completely denied in the latest developer preview.
4. What about Google Camera’s viewfinder rotation lag trouble?
The developers are working on it and have assured satisfactory results soon.
5. Why there is no “night mode” in the final version of Android N?
There was too much trouble implementing the night mode as it was affecting the entire design and development ecosystem. However, apps can still take benefit from the dark theme in the support library. So, no need to be disheartened.

For mobile app developers planning to run their applications on Android N, it is advisable to start early. You can download the official Android N SDK toolkit from the official android developers’ website ( and start creating and testing their apps. Run your mobile apps observe the behavior changes and share your experience with the mobile community.