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Android N ditches those wacky Bluetooth and Wi-Fi buttons from the last dev preview

We were scratching our heads when Google turned the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons on Android N from toggles to lists, but they've come to their senses.

Published onJune 20, 2016

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In the last Android N developer’s preview, Google made the unusual decision to change the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi buttons on the notifications shade. Instead of serving as the simple toggle operators that we’ve long known and loved, they turned these icons into dropdown connection lists. Essentially zero people thought this was a good idea, and the issue tracker reports began flooding in.

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Fortunately, Google has a good history of listening to their userbase. After just four days and over 1500 complaints, the company has revealed that they are switching the functionality for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth buttons on the notifications shade back to their familiar toggling. Of course, you won’t see this change until the next version of the Android N dev preview comes down the pipe, but it’s nice to know that the developers are responding well to feedback. Those of you irked by the change in this dev preview can rest easy, but you’ll have to cope with those wonky Bluetooth and Wi-Fi buttons for a bit longer. Or else hop back over to Marshmallow during the interim.

What do you think of Android N so far? Is it the game-changer that the OS needs or a small step along the evolutionary trail? What official name are you putting your money on? Nutella? Nougat? Namey McNameface? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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