Android N Developer Preview 4 build NPD56N out, APIs finalised

Android N Developer Preview 4 was finally released by Google yesterday which brought quite a few fixes and improvements with itself.

Android N Developer Preview 4 was finally released by Google yesterday which brought quite a few fixes and improvements with itself. But the most important of them all is that final APIs for Android N have been included in the release with the new API level being fixed to 24.

The step of freezing the APIs is a significant step in the road to Android N and it means that now their focus will be on fixing bugs and improving the package instead of brainstorming about what new concept can be implemented and how.

This release also brings the capability of publishing the apps with the API 24 SDK to Google Play store in alpha, beta and production release channels. The latest update was provided to them via an OTA (over-the-air) update instead of manually flashing the file. This time around the company has also updated Android Studio and tools in addition to system images.

API 24 SDK as reported by Android Police is available right away through SDK Manager or Android Studio. Apart from few system images and build tools, the documentation, sample code and system images with built-in Google APIs are not yet available. The final API 24 SDK can be used with Android Studio 2.1.2 and higher and the platform is still in preview and may contain issues and bugs. So, refrain the use of the system images on your daily driver smartphone.

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