Android N mock ups reveal changes coming to the Settings page

Android N mock ups reveal changes coming to the Settings page
The other day we showed you some mock ups of Android N posted by Android Police, which were based on real Android N screenshots. On Thursday, some more mock ups were posted by the same source, and this time they revealed possible changes coming to the Settings page. One of the changes you will see is that information that you would have had to tap for, is now found on the top-level.

For example, looking at the Display setting will show at a glance whether adaptive brightness is on. Data Usage shows you the amount of data consumed without having to delve further into the settings. The hamburger menu now appears only when you are at least one level deep into the Settings page, and is used to move between different Settings categories. Notifications and Sound have separate listings in Android N, and the Do Not Disturb menu is on the top of the page; it will apparently allow you to change the status using a drag down menu. You probably also noticed that the lines separating each feature are gone, replaced with a dividing line between each category.

We should see Android N introduced at Google I/O which will be held from May 18th to May 20th. Moving out of San Francisco this year, the developer conference will be be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.

Check out the mock ups of the Android N Settings page compared with its current look by clicking on the slideshow below. 


source: AndroidPolice

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27 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well just don't remove the App drawer officially. I just hate those Chinese OEMs take apple approaches ie; rows and rows of icons...

11. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Why is that a big deal? The launcher is just an app that can be easily replaced. I've been using Nova Launcher for years because in my opinion it's a better launcher than the Google Now Launcher.

17. TerryTerius unregistered

The vast majority of consumers have no idea what a launcher is. However OEM's sell the phone is likely going to be the way it stays for the vast majority of android phone owners. And it's a big deal depending on your personal preference. That said, Google has already stated that video doesn't reflect the UI changes they've made. So it's likely a non-issue anyway.

20. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It's a non-issue regardless if the drawer stays or go. If you're a consumer who doesn't know about Android launchers then you probably wouldn't care if the drawer stays or go. If you're a consumer who knows about launchers then you have multiple options at your disposal.

22. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I don't want to use a launcher. I shouldn't have to fix something that should have never been broken. If I wanted a messy os I'd buy an iPhone.

23. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You are using a launcher. The launcher on your phone is just an app and is separate from the Android OS. You're free to choose whatever launcher you like.

24. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Son, I don't need a tutorial on launchers. Thanks though.

19. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I know but things may get bad when other major OEMs Google's approach. And not to mention those always whining fanboys who will shout "google copying Apple" (true if they went that route)

25. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Launchers have a nasty habit of crashing if the slightest thing is off or doesn't play well. It's why I gave up on using such things.

27. romeo1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

What piece of software doesn't? And what do you use then to open your apps?

15. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Plus it's only an option to remove it.

2. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Add a theme engine(with light and dark versions of every theme), and stock android will become a very well-featured package.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its most likely coming in Android Nhttp://android-developers.blogspot.com/2016/02/android-support-library-232.html The API is already released for third party devs, should work for all Android 4.0 ICS or newer

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I'd prefer a theme store (Like Samsung's one). This would make stock android even more appealing to people like me

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That's the RRO theme engine (originally submitted into AOSP by Sony a couple years back) Google finally merged it into Stock Android in 6.0 Sony has had it since 4.4 IIRC, and Samsung/HTC since 5.0 But Sony didnt submit their theme manager into AOSP Google hasn't made a theme manager for Stock Android Samsung/HTC made their own managers There's also their party managers such as Layers and CM I hope Google make a theme engine manager too But that's no replacement for this API

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Oops, didn't finish editing that last part I hope Google make a theme manager too But that's no replacement for that API A theme manager could work great with that API e.g. Automatically switch between a day theme (third party or stock) to a night theme (third party or stock) Also would be cool if Google added a power saving theme to that API Then you could get it to automatically switch a AMOLED night theme when in power saving mode

3. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Looks more polished. I like it.

4. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Swiping from the edge to the right to reveal the navigation menu in the settings page is similar to Meizu's UI last year. I love the idea. Clean. Please put dark & night mode also.

26. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Possibly ViperOne as well (though I turned the feature off so I'm not too sure if everything is there.

5. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

That's cool

7. khalid123

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

KitKat is best android version, lollipop is bit better, marshmallow is bad and android N is too bad and more worst

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

More like, Lollipop was a complete overhaul and there were many bugs and Marshmallow fixed all those bugs and added a few features,Making Marshmallow the best version of Android yet. Kitkat may have the highest Market share but Design isn't attractive at all and I prefer the features added by Lollipop and Marshmallow How could you judge a pre-release software?

8. khalid123

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

KitKat is best android version, lollipop is bit better, marshmallow is bad and android N is too bad and more worst

14. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Stop spamming that pathetic grammar.

21. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Let me guess. You haven't got any update since Kit Kat right? Lol..

16. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I just dont like stock android look.the icons are ugly.

18. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Since I'm reading this I take it that Marshmallow is installed on everything now?

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