Google and its OEMs have been working on the release of the Android 6.0 and Android 6.0.1 iterations to several devices but more details about the new Android N are cropping up. According to reports, Google will take the curtains off on the new Android this spring but some users may feel outraged with what the firmware may have to offer.
According to reports, Google will soon unveil the Android N firmware but the app drawer may not come with it. The app drawer refers to the icon at the bottom of most Android display featuring access to all programs in the device. It goes beyond more than just the applications on the home screen. Proof comes from a Google Maps video.
— Google Maps (@googlemaps) February 26, 2016
People went reportedly “nuts” as the video that showed a Nexus 6p without the app drawer. While this is not a confirmation, it may say a lot about what others can expect from the upcoming firmware.
However, not everyone is thrilled to hear the news. For one, Droid Life writes: “Second, Android has had an app drawer since day one, so potentially killing it off in favor of Apple’s really shitty app jukebox approach where all of your installed apps get spammed onto home screens, is a big deal. It would be terrible, if I’m being honest.”
The app drawer has always been linked to some type of organization and removing it might change the game for user experience. Nonetheless, Google has not yet released the final details of the firmware yet, so people can still sit back and relax.
Another exclusive from Android Police shows that the Android N may come with a redesigned notification shade and quick settings panel. According to the report, apart from changing the look of the notification shade to become more aesthetically please, Notifications will also feature more information and quick settings. Likewise, the UI of the full quick settings will have a new paginated style. Users should also expect editing tiles to be easier.