Android N system settings changes: what to expect


Google’s next version of Android is going to deliver many changes, as operating system updates are wont to do. Some of the rumored changes have seemed scary – but thankfully have been refuted. Others seemed much more benign – and dare we say, even useful – but we haven’t had a super-clear picture for what to expect for everything. Now a new report attempts to clear up some questions about how at least one corner of the platform is evolving, as we get a closer look at what’s going on with Android N’s system settings.

Last week, we took an early peek at some ways the system settings UI was changing, picking up a hamburger menu to speed navigation. This new report expands on that by offering a mockup of just how that menu will look when expanded – this is all based on supposed real Android N screenshots, by the way, but the mockups are being used to presumably protect the original source.

Another change we see concerns the list of settings sub-menus, which Google looks like it’s enriching by providing new status information right on the main page. Instead of just breaking settings down into categories we’ll also get quick one-line synopses of things like memory consumption, Bluetooth status, and type of location information being shared with apps.

There should also be a bar up top for quick access to toggling do-not-disturb modes.

There’s no telling this is how the final Android N system settings interface will look, as Google could easily change many of these details between now and when Android N goes public. For now, though, it’s our best preview of what to expect.

Source: Android Police

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