Sunday February 21, 2016

Android N Rumors: No App Drawer, Multi-Window, Stylus Support

Who knows what confectionery it’ll be called, but the successor to marshmallow is on the way and a couple of new features (or lack of) are already expected. Rumors suggest it will actually be losing a feature that differentiates it from iOSآ—but this is Android, so I’m sure bringing it back will be simple enough.

While iOS just adds every new app you install to the home screen, Android has always allowed you to pick and choose, tucking the complete list away in a dedicated app drawer. Two separate sources have reportedly told Android Authority that there’s no app drawer in pre-release builds of Android N. Google tweaked the app drawer in Marshmallow to switch to a vertically scrolling list instead of horizontal pages, but it may have now decided to ditch the drawer altogether. That would presumably mean new apps icons would be added to the home screen after each install, just like the iPhone.

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