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Free-form Windows on the 6P: Understandably Unintended, Extremely Buggy Mess [PICTURES]

You can indeed enable free-form windows on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, as the feature is not limited to tablets. But as of yet, the feature doesn't seem to work properly on these smaller phones -- neither by design nor technical execution. We tried this on a Nexus 6P using an adb shell command method shared...

Android N: Multi-Window is Great, but the Recents Menu and Multitasking Got Worse

Multitasking on Android has changed over the years, but most of the results have been noticeable only on the surface. The biggest changes in recent memory come from changes in the "recents menu" interface, specifically towards the side of apparent simplification. Early last year I took a comprehensive look at the ways Android allowed one to navigate the...

Android N Shows that Google Listened by Bringing Smart Refinements, Requested Features

Android N's developer preview hit us all by surprise yesterday, way ahead of the expected Google I/O announcement, and it brought a small Android christmas to enthusiasts around the globe. Now that we’ve had time to test, dig and discuss, I want to voice some comments regarding what we’ve seen on Android N, and the design...

Android N Preview Quick Look

Android N has dropped. XDA TV Host TK got hands on with the Android N Preview on the emulator. He shows all the neat and new features and functions. Check it out! Be sure to check out other great XDA TV Videos. Best Apps You’ve Never Heard of: Adobe Clip Galaxy S7 Liquid Cooling Has No Liquid?? Open...

Wild Android N Developer Preview Appeared, Get it Now! [Nexus 6P/5X/6/9/Player, Pixel C]

One curious article was setting the Android community abuzz with excitement, as it announced the surprise arrival of the Android N Developer Preview, more than 2 months before this years Google I/O. Coming from a source with a lot of reputation when it comes to Android news, this was BIG news... Until it was pulled down. We're talking...

Android N Mockups Show Redesigned Notification and Quick Settings Panels

With the MWC 2016 done and dusted up, we are now creeping up towards the next Big Android announcement: The Google I/O 2016. In a tweet a while ago, Sundar Pichai let us in on the dates as well as venue for the next iteration of Google's developer focused conference, where Android shares part of...

Samsung Hints at Feature Changes in Android N: Better Stylus Support?

We don't yet know much about Android N (after all, we're still a few months away from the next I/O) but we do know that Google works quite closely with several major OEMs to ensure that the OEMs can get the update incorporated into their own devices as fast as they possibly can. This means that...