Google has surprised everyone with the launch of the Android N developers preview out of the blue, there are many features and updates which the new OS has received and one of the most basic and regularly used one is the revamped Settings App UI. It is not a complete revamp of the Settings Menu but numerous little changes which are aimed at making it easier to navigate and more informative.
One of the most useful change which I felt is the addition of subtitles for each entry, for Wi-Fi, the name of connection is displayed, for Data usage the amount of data used is displayed directly without the need to go into it, Memory – memory used. This surely will make it a lot easier for you, when you are in the settings app to just check something like the amount of data used etc.
The Sections into which Settings were divided has been continued here with Wireless & Network, Device, System being the major one’s. Earlier Sound and Notifications was a single option but here they are divided into two separate options. One important update which we noticed was that you can now set urgency level for each app separately and also block notifications for each app installed separately and all this is now under Notifications and not in the Apps menu anymore. the four options which you get for each app in Notifications are – Block All, show silently, hide sensitive content, override Do Not Disturb. You can select of select none and can even choose any one option for each app separately.
The four options which you get for each app in Notifications are – Block All, show silently, hide sensitive content, override Do Not Disturb. You can select of select none and can even choose any one option for each app separately. Google has its own segment with options like Account and Services under which ads, Android Pay, Google Fit etc have been included.
The overall changes done to the Settings App are quite minimal yet useful and without many changes in the overall appearance and layout, the small yet useful changes will sure make it more efficient and time saving.
List of features of Android N:
- Call blocking in Android N
- Night mode in Android N
- Data Saver feature in Android N
- Redesigned Settings Menu UI in Android N
- Improved Doze feature in Android N