Google has been working on the next iteration of its mobile OS Android N. While the first Android N Developer Preview brought new features, the updates rolled out later mostly included bug fixes and stability improvements. At the current state, Android N Developer Preview doesn t feature any design changes, however, that may not the same when Google officially rolls out the final version. Also Read - New avatar of Google Chrome’s offline dinosaur game: How you can playAlso Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
Citing sources, Android Police reports that Android N could feature redesigned home and navigation buttons on the upcoming Nexus smartphones. However, it is not clear whether the new navigation bar will be exclusive to Nexus smartphones, or will be available for all smartphones running stock Android N OS.
As you can see in the leaked image above, the Back and Recent buttons have the same shape as before, except that they are filled in white. The major change comes in the home button, which is now surrounded by Google colors yellow, green, red and blue. Long pressing the home button, the colors are set to have animation effects while it triggers Google Now or Now on Tap.
At Google I/O 2016, the company introduced its new Assistant for Android. It is slated to be introduced along with the upcoming Allo messaging app and Google Home speaker in the fall. The Assistant logo features four Google colors as dots and the change in home button could mean that Google may use the home button to trigger it.
As of now, Google has not finalized the name for Android N, but rumors suggest that it could be called Android Nutella. The final version of Android N could likely be released before the end of this month or early July. HTC is reportedly working on two Nexus smartphones codenamed Sailfish and Marlin, both of which are expected to be the first smartphones to run Android N out-of-the-box.