10 likely features that will probably arrive along with Android N in 2016


Nutella? Nestle? Neapolitan Ice Cream? New York Cheesecake? Nougat? Nut Bread? 

There are a many candidates for the dessert-y naming of Android 7.0, which will arrive next year and start with the letter "N", but we will be certainly kept in the dark until Google decides to officially unpack the next version of the OS. While we are not sure about the name (and frankly said, it's not that important at all!), there's a host of features that we think will arrive alongside the next major version of the Android OS.

Marshmallow is already here and it's been a great experience so far, but some people will likely argue that the previous version, Lollipop, was a bigger update in terms of features and an overall "added value" to Google's mobile platform. We feel that said people are mostly correct in their deductions. 

That said, we have a feeling down in the gut that the upcoming "N" release of Android will sport some super sweet features that have been anticipated by the community for a long time. Here are some of the probable ones.


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36 Comments

1. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

what? my samsung devices can do most of that.

2. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Sure, but vanilla Android can't just yet.

3. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

and then people droll over Nexus phones with such a boring and simple UI, sure you can customize but i'd take TouchWiz of LG's UI over Vanilla Android anyday

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

"TouchWiz of LG's UI"??? review your typo, man.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You know what he meant.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I rather have stock and add functionality/looks myself than be stuck with functionality/looks you can't get rid off.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Looks you can change with theme on Samsung phones and as for functionality why don't you simply not use it instead of getting rid of them ?

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Features/functionality that you don't use, still might get in the way. Apart from taking up resources (either passive or active), they might also make the path to different parts in your telephone different (like settings).

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"and then people droll over Nexus phones with such a boring and simple UI" The interesting about this comment is that it's posted by an Apple fan.

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Then why do some guys so much praise stock Android? Meh

7. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Coz they say stock Android is smooth compare to others which I have to agree.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

'Cause their phone came packed with bloatware and they had no idea how to disable features they didn't want. I would NEVER have switched to Android on stock Android device due to both lack of features and lack of privacy-controls...both of which were covered by Cyanogen OS on my OnePlus One.

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

with lags.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

24. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

All of these features will be on the next release. I'm highly sure and confident.

27. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Along with a bunch of other useless crap, hah.

8. seblak

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 07, 2015

Android Nutella,because why not?

14. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Still patiently waiting for an update from 5.0 on my S5... Will happilly settle for 5.1.1

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Expect 6.0 as well. it's officialy confirmed

31. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I know, but I just want the 5.0 bugs to be fixed. My LG updates from 5.0 to 5.1.1 and it was night and day difference. I'm happy with 5.0

16. blue305

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 23, 2015

Feel so bad about all these ppl who didnt heard of custom roms and Cyanogen Theme Engine and Layers. Really guys? Some of these feautures were added on KitKat custom Roms a lifetime ago.. Not to mention how many feautures Lollipop custom roms are having.. Anyway, pls stick to Touchwiz and Lg bloat sh1t because ppl like u make threads on forum a pain in the bottom

20. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Not everyone likes custom ROMs. i can simply root any Samsung or LG and get rid of the bloatware. BTW flashing custom ROMs make you loose the awesome features like Air Gestures, Samsung Knox, LG Knock Code, OIS (because with any camera app other than LG's app, you will not be able to use it's OIS). And not every one likes stock Android.. so to each his own!

18. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'll fo for Android Notapple.

19. wesley.

Posts: 213; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So mostly add what Cyanogen has.

21. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

What they bring, isn't thiers -- they didn't invent it either.

23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Everything except the split window was already doable on my OnePlus One since KitKat...more reasons as to why I never would have switched to Android with stock firmware.

25. Biernot unregistered

i want this for 6.1

28. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 891; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

All the features listed are currently on Cyanogen OS... Except no.4 everyone will be on Android N...

29. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

1, 5 and 6 should have been a part of stock as far as 2012. 4 should have been there from the beginning.

30. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I already have every one of these features on my G3 w/ 4.4.2 rooted. Stock rom in fact.

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