No dark theme is a big disappointment.They gave it in Developer Previews earlier and I was so happy but... Oh google.
"While the seamless update process can't be implemented on current phones and tablets for technical reasons" --i have never been more relieved by a sentence..thanks google, we already have the random boots from our windows 10 PCs to worry about.
i really hope they take care of dpi scaling. the moto g4 plus looks like it was built for a retard.
and finally the comment on samsung and lg over how they customize android..they make it better(well except touchwiz..everything except touchwiz)..mutiwindow, snooze, tap to wake, AOD, different wallapers for lock screen and homescreen, custom quick toggles..i dont see the point of upgrading my s7 or g4 to N..other than the vulcan API
We only see the new OS from Android when we bought new devices. Waiting for manufacturer updates only happened when you are holding recent flagship.
TeamAndroid, 06 Sep 2016''Doze on the go promises to further improve idle battery life'' I hope that improvement i... moreDoze only worked if it was on a desk or something. Doze on the go works all the time. I don't think there's any other difference.
TeamAndroid, 06 Sep 2016''Doze on the go promises to further improve idle battery life''
I hope that improvement i... moreYeah same for me. When i was on 5.1 on my Z5, i could survive a whole day with it. Compared to Marshmallow...I have to charge 2-*3x to get through a whole, full day.
*(3x when I'm being a really heavy user :D )
''Doze on the go promises to further improve idle battery life''
I hope that improvement is significant over doze in MM , after I updated my Z5 to MM battery life is not what it was because of the new DOZE which is crap compared to SONY's own true STAMINA mode I used on Lollipop.
"Be together. Not the same" works very well. It allows device manufacturers to differentiate themselves from the competition to appear as if they are completely independent tho the difference is only skin deep. This is what elsewhere is called Android fragmentation. And what evil tongues label as different versions of Android. Not long ago a wellknown techsite predicted that Windows eventually will replace Android on devices that today run Android to eliminate the fragmentation so that all devices run the exact same software irrespective of brand. I don't think so.
I really like the 7 Developer Preview on my Nexus 6. Split screen also is nice to have when the display size is 6". Wish all apps were updated to work with the split screen -feature flawlessly, Opera-browser has some problems.
Estimu, 05 Sep 2016true, and that's why i'm hoping they don't forget MM yet... maybe stabilize it to max, i assum... moreI think they won't leave Marsh right away since they did not do that with KitKat and Lolli, they still received updates for a while after Marsh came out
Hmm looks good. System level call blocking, faster installation time of apps, notification method and all are pretty cool. Though I will never get the update on my Note 4, probably later on the next phone I buy.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2016i got your point but for me, it's just not always a good idea to keep moving of you can't pro... moretrue, and that's why i'm hoping they don't forget MM yet... maybe stabilize it to max, i assume (cuz i have no idea) that they have different crew for MM and N, if that's the case, then it shall not be forgotten, if it's not the case... MM is screwed already, i'm not saying it's not stable, just that it can improve a bit more for us that don't have Nougat compatible phones
Android has lost it's way, another grouping of minor tweaks called an update. The end is near.
Estimu, 05 Sep 2016u have to keep in mind that technology is moving faster than it should (or is not moving fast ... morei got your point but for me, it's just not always a good idea to keep moving of you can't prove that you can't perfect a piece that you created, coz tendency is, you might not perfect again the next piece that you will create, just IMO tho :3
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2016Marsh was not a complete upgrade, Noug should not be the same coz Android might go to letter O... moreu have to keep in mind that technology is moving faster than it should (or is not moving fast enough?) and google have a schedule of one year upgrade even for "O" so they have to improve the next generation at all cost (for the former state) even though i do agree with u that MM should be perfected as well (or at least stabilized) but we have N now :D
great review GSMA!! always refreshing to read :D
as for the changes, i'm more interested in multi-tasking (who isn't right?) and a few others
as i don't own a nexus, i'll just pray and hope that there'll be an odin upgrade for A5 2016 (that i own atm) still will hold my breath and see some comments before upgrading :D