Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has not reached all intended devices yet, but the company has made a move for a new update to the next OS – Android N. According to reports, the firmware update should be released soon and OEMs like Motorola, LG, Xiaomi and Samsung among others are already gearing up for adoption. When will devices get the Android N update?
It will be a hectic period for devices and OEMs in the coming weeks as Google is expected to release the Android N firmware. According to Yibada, Android N for Nexus handsets is already available. Non-Nexus devices should receive the early preview after that.
As with other Android updates, the preview will eventually lead to the official rollout, but the schedule will depend on the tweaks that manufacturers need to do. Some OEMs have to integrate their interfaces with the firmware thus the longer waiting period. Non-Nexus units now have access to the beta software as opposed to Nexus units. Google rolls out the updates to Nexus devices directly, so things are a little different. For Xiaomi, LG, Samsung and HTC users, the next best thing, for the meantime, is to access the beta version but that remains unknown as of date. Motorola may be the first of the lot to release the preview while the rest could soon follow.
In another report from Android Authority, people should expect the Android N update to be more disability-friendly. According to Google, more than 20 percent of the public will come across a disability at some point so it makes sense to tweak an operating system to cater to such market. According to the report, Google is looking to increase disability-friendly features drastically on the Android N. Among these include the Vision Settings which allow people to adjust the font, Talkback and all around magnification.