As we tend to progress on the general public rollout of robot 7.0 candy to devices later this summer, these days we’re cathartic Developer Preview five, the last milestone of this preview series. Last month’s Developer Preview enclosed the ultimate genus Apis for Nougat; this preview offers developers the near-final system updates for all of the supported preview devices, serving to you get your app prepared for shoppers.
Here’s a fast summary of what’s enclosed within the final Developer Preview of Nougat:
System pictures for Nexus and different preview devices
An human that you simply will use for doing the ultimate testing of your apps to create positive they’re prepared
The final N genus Apis (API level 24) and latest system behaviors and UI
The latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and in pre-installed apps
Working with this latest Developer Preview, you ought to ensure your app handles all of the system behavior changes in robot N, like Doze on the Go, background optimizations, screen zoom, permissions changes, and more. Plus, you’ll cash in of latest developer options in robot N cherish Multi-window support, Direct Reply and different notifications enhancements, Direct boot, new emojis and additional.
Publish your apps to alpha, beta or production channels in Google Play
After testing your apps with Developer Preview five you ought to publish the updates to Google Play presently. we tend to advocate aggregation against, and optionally targeting, API 24 then business to your alpha, beta, or production channels within the Google Play Developer Console. a good strategy to try to to this can be victimisation Google Play’s beta testing feature to induce early feedback from atiny low cluster of users — together with Developer Preview users — then doing a staged rollout as you unharness the updated app to any or all users.
How to get Developer Preview 5
If you’re already registered within the robot Beta program, your devices can get the Developer Preview five update at once, no action is required on your half. If you aren’t nonetheless registered in robot Beta, the best thanks to start is by visiting robot.com/beta and opt-in your eligible robot phone or pill — you’ll presently receive this preview update over-the-air. As always, you’ll additionally transfer and flash this update manually. The candy Developer Preview is out there for Nexus half-dozen, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, and element C devices, likewise as General Mobile 4G [Android One] devices.
Thanks such a lot for all of your feedback thus far. Please still share feedback or requests either within the N Developer Preview issue hunter, N Preview Developer community, or robot Beta community as we tend to work towards the buyer unharness later this summer. robot candy is nearly here!
Also, the robot engineering team can host a Reddit AMA on r/androiddev to answer all of your technical questions about the platform tomorrow, July 19 from 12-2 PM (Pacific Time). we glance forward to addressing your questions!