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Android N Developer Preview 2 is out

More than a month ago Google surprised everyone by releasing Android N, or in simpler word the next update to the world’s largest mobile OS. Usually Google unveils the annual update at Google I/O Conference in June beginning thereafter developers and enthusiasts get a preview for few months until launch. Now the search giant is pushing out Android N Developer Preview 2 to those who’ve installed the first one.  Technically this is the third developer preview release for Android N, the second one came immediately after the first and was only meant to fix some bugs.

Unicode 9 Emoji

The update includes new features such as apps can define intent shortcuts, which users can then add to their launcher to get stuff done quicker. Emoji Unicode 9 support is baked in too, which means people emoji will look more human. There are also skin tone variations built in, and Unicode 9 glyphs such as bacon, selfie, and face palm.

If you have already installed the Android N Developer Preview, you should be getting the update soon OTA in a few days. If you want to start testing now, just go hereand enroll one of your Nexus or Pixel devices in the Android Beta Program. You’ll then receive the update shortly (also OTA), no other actions are necessary. Finally, you can download the new release and flash it manually if you’re into that type of thing.

Source: Android Developers Blog

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