Instant Apps and Multitasking among the most exciting new Android features according to our readers
posted by Chris P. / May 26, 2016, 6:36 AM
That's quite the list, and it's not even all-inclusive! Naturally, with so many new goodies on their way to the market, we had to wonder which one piqued the interest of our loyal readership (that's you) and got them most pumped up about Android. So we asked.
With a share of nearly 24% of the votes, Instant Apps have managed to capture the attention we feel they ought to, and rank first. Following closely behind (21%) is Android new-found, but not yet released, ability to juggle multiple apps side-by-side. Google Assistant along with the Allo messaging app ranked third and fourth, respectively. Unsurprisingly given its obscurity, Android TV's upcoming picture-in-picture feature ended up with less than 2% of the total votes.
Google I/O 2016 was huge, so which new feature are you most excited about?
Android Pay improvements
Multitasking in Android N
Picture-in-picture for Android N
The Daydream VR platform
Android Wear 2.0
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I wish they integrate facetime and imessages, include data and vpn in access bar..........
posted on May 26, 2016, 8:12 AM 0
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Why upgrade to N when Samsung had this on JellyBean
posted on May 26, 2016, 8:38 AM 0
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Not everyone has a Samsung. Easier for developers to use multitask API's since they are implemented by Google, not just Samsung (or others for that matter). More multitask options like PiP and Freeform mode, especially the latter is a nice add-on for bigger tablets and/or Android based desktops.
posted on May 26, 2016, 11:18 AM 0
Instant apps sounds like great way to compromise a device.
posted on May 26, 2016, 10:35 AM 0
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Not having the system blocking someone from login in after a few attempt is a great way to compromise cloud service. Still its part of life right? Lets see if they will secure it right before speaking.
posted on May 26, 2016, 2:38 PM 0
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