With MWC 2016 now wrapping up, the next big show is Google I/O 2016, which is set to see the announcement of Android N. Though there’s still a lot we don’t know about the next version of Android, we already are starting to get a rough idea. Probably the biggest change rumored to make its way to N is the lack of an app drawer, but that’s not the only Android N-related gossip to surface this week.
Android N features: everything confirmed, rumored and expected
Yesterday Google posted about Android Support Library v23.2 and included a few screenshots in there. At first glance, nothing seems out of the ordinary, until you realize that there is a hamburger menu found in the Bluetooth settings section. While it’s possible that this could be a special developer build of Marshmallow, Android Police claims that it has verified this will be a feature found in Android N, though we are reaching out to our own sources to see if we can confirm this independently and will update this post if and when we hear back.
So what does this hamburger menu do? Allegedly it opens a side drawer that lists all the settings sections making it much easier to jump back and forth through different settings, without having to return to the main settings. From the sounds of it, this hamburger menu will be available in all sub-settings, though likely not in the main settings as that would prove to be redundant.
For now, we can’t confirm for sure that these screenshots are of Android N, or merely just a test feature that won’t make its way into any public preview. But if it did, would you utilize it, or do you think having a hamburger menu isn’t any faster/easier than just quickly going back to the main settings? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.