A sneak peek at the redesigned system settings in Google’s new Android N operating system
According to the rumors floating around, Android N is expected to get its first outing at Google I/O 2016, which is scheduled to take place between May 18, 2016 to May 20, 2016 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.
Now, a new report from Android Police offers even more information on the update along with some new renders.
The latest leak focuses entirely on Android N’s settings menu, which could see a few functional and visual changes. The top-level system settings in Android N will have a bar at the very top with a “Do Not Disturb” status and the apparent ability to switch modes from a drop down. The users will now be able to see the status of settings without actually entering them. The entire design has also been updated, replacing the dividers that were between individual items with dividers for entire sections instead.
The settings menu now displays more information from its main list, meaning you won’t have to dive into the trenches as much. “Data usage” now shows how much data you’ve actually used while “Display” reveals whether adaptive brightness is on.
Notifications and Sound have been split into separate menus in Android N, with only the former showing up in the top-level settings menu. Finally, there’s the new hamburger menu, which pops up once you’re a level deep into the settings page. The items in this navigation list are the same as what you see in the top-level setting list, but there are a few differences between Marshmallow and N. You can no longer see Home as a top-level entry—it’s probably been moved someplace else.
These are all relatively small changes and nothing is official until Google makes its announcement. With still less than three months to go before the Google I/O 2016 in May, we will have to wait and watch if these changes are implemented until the final product is out.