Alleged Android N screenshot reveals hamburger menu in the settings app

We asked you not long ago what do you think Google will call the next version of its mobile operating system, coded as Android N, and most of you answered Nougat (perhaps because Nutella wasn't an option, of course). 

Well, we might learn the final name very soon, as Android N should be already deep into the making, if Google wants to announce and preview it at its usual I/O late spring/early summer event, which this year is scheduled for May 18-20.

So far, we haven't heard much about any potential new features of Android N, save for the fact that it might do away with the app drawer, like on the new LG or Samsung overlays, or in most Chinese brands. Today, however, the existence of a working Android N version has been confirmed by none other than one Artem Russakovkii, a leakster of all things Google and Android. 

Not only that, but the posting on Google's developers blog, which shows the presence of a hamburger menu instead of a back arrow in the Settings app, is also seemingly confirmed to be from Android N by Artem. The back arrow at that side was totally redundant anyway, given that we have virtual or physical navigation buttons, so, unless you are left-handed and with a big-screen handset, a back arrow in the hardest to reach corner of the screen made no sense, and Google might have taken notice in Android N.

 
 
source: Google & ArtemRusakovskii (G+)

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41 Comments

3. BobLawblaw unregistered

Android N will be out before Samsung stops acting the bollox and releases a stable Marshmallow for my Note 5..

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's kinda strange that all of EU got S6/edge updated to marshmallow and Note 5 is still running lollipop.

19. BobLawblaw unregistered

I'm down here in New Zealand so I can imagine samsung are gonna take their time getting it here..

23. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Thats not true. Its delayed again. No update yet anywhere besides Korea.

27. TyrionLannister unregistered

Lol no. See sammobile.

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because International version of the Note and S are easier to update because they don't have carrier bloat. It's not a Samsung issue, it's a carrier issue. If Samsung sint push updates via the carrier and made carriers make their apps available in the app store like a very one else, updates would be less of a problem. If the iPhone had carrier bloat, it would be the same problem. If Google forced Android OEMS to do the following: No custom carrier bootloaders, apps from carriers must be made available from the carrier via the Play Store, or direct download from the carrier and not baked into the firmware, then this wouldn't be an issue for Samsung to upgrade a phone faster.

30. Davcoss

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Lol my note 5 has been running 6.0.1 for a week now

4. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

access settings through settings in order to get into the settings you want .

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

miss the old nokia's era... ~30 click just to adjust screen brightness... lol

8. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Yo, we heard you like settings, so we got settings for yo settings dawg!

13. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Excerpt from the LG V10 review by the Verge: "Case in point: there is a Settings menu for the Smart Settings inside the General Settings tab of the Settings menu."

29. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Isn't that how iOS does it. :)

42. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

i don't know you are the one knows more about it :P

5. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Android n on Nexus 5?

6. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Many companies are taking cue from Chinese companies these days

25. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

They have spy everywhere. Because chinese born are everywhere. They live everywhere.

9. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Lollipop 3.0

11. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The bigger news is that Nexus 5 is getting a third straight major update. Go Google! Time to show that we can do updates for longer than iOS, AND run them better than the laggy mess iOS 8 was on older devices.

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

This doesn't confirm that, they might be testing it. It will be great if it gets it though.

18. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ahaaa, it does make sense now lol Thanks for the explanation

20. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What the heck did just haooen? This was supposed to be a reply to the other comment, not this one. Eiher PA is going crazy today, or I need my morning Necafe.

22. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

it's 2013 device, even 2012's iPhone 5 runs fast on iOS 9 - third major update. Nexus 5 has only received 1 major update, if it won't get Android N, then RIP Google.

40. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

iOS 9 runs fairly poorly on my old iPhone 5. It's not as bad as iOS 8 but still not ideal

43. T-rex unregistered

except that it doesn't run on iPhone 5 :D

28. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

But, 4S is a device from 2011, N5 is from 2013, you see the fckin difference? 5S is from 2013 and runs like a champ on iOS9 Jesus, today is some fandroid's stupidity picnic

12. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

I don't like what they did to the settings in Android 6.0. With all these extra munues and overlays they added, the settings look so cluttery. And now they are going to mess them even more.

14. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Can someone please explain to me what's a hamburger menu? Lol

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

Those 3 lines which you pull out from the sides, like play store.

21. FluffyBled unregistered

It's the button that opens the Navigation Drawer which is an alternative to Tabs ... not very sure what people are complaining about since Settings have always had tabs!

16. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

so... If I were to be the one who develope this, the first item in the list in the ham menu would be used to place shortcuts to the most used option, and you can add any other settings if you wish and the other items are all other settings as you normally see in any android devices p.s: i hope my english is good enough for you to understand this

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