The latest Android N preview build was released today, April 13th, and included Emoji Unicode 9.0 support, among other things. The highlight is definitely the emojis, and the new designs are intended to look more realistic than the older, blobbier emojis.
The update also allows for skin tone variations and adds new emojis like the face palm, selfie, and the juggler, to name just a few.
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What Else Is New?
- Vulkan is a new 3D rendering API that lowers CPU requirements, allowing draw-call heavy apps to perform faster and more efficiently.
- Launcher Shortcuts will let you perform specific app functions more easily. For instance, you can set a shortcut to instantly give you directions home when you open a navigation app.
- API Changes, like letting you specify a minimum window size for multi-screen apps.
- As always, there are also lots of bug fixes.
And More Cool Changes!
- New folder icons:
- New icon for empty recent items list:
- Separate lock and home screen wallpapers:
- Calculator quick settings shortcut:
- Quick replies form lock screen:
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