Android N DP3 Considered Beta Quality, Adds VR Mode
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 18 May 2016 at 04:03 PM EDT. 8 Comments
For kicking off the Google I/O conference today, Google announced the third developer preview of the upcoming Android N.

Android N has already been packing a new JIT compiler and Vulkan API support from the earlier previews while today's preview is the first they mark as beta-quality. Android N Developer Preview 3 is designed for many Nexus devices along with the Pixel C and Android One. This release adds a VR Mode to Android for delivering a high quality VR experience, Android Instant Apps as a way of dealing with real applications without any installations, UI changes and standalone apps to Android Wear 2.0, and more.

Also out today is a preview build of Android Studio with support for Android N, a new layout designer, a constraint layout, and more.

You can learn more about Google's Android-related announcements and other product launches today from their I/O conference via this Android developers blog post and more about the Android N happenings. For Google Assistant, Google Home, and other product announcements, visit the Google Blog.
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