What exactly did Android N upgrade?
What new features have Android N added this time? Recalling that Google's actions in Android improvement over the past two years are more about system security and performance enhancements, the main change in this generation of systems compared to the previous generation Marshmallow system is the addition of split-screen multitasking. Picture-in-picture functionality, more convenient notification centers, notification messages, and efficiency improvements.
1. Add split-screen multitasking
Android N natively supports split-screen multitasking, allowing users to use multiple applications simultaneously on one screen. After the user opens an application that he wants to use on the screen, and then presses the bottom square browse button, he can choose to add other applications to the screen. Native support means that the application can use this function without updating. .
2. Speed â€‹â€‹increase
Android N's code is reduced by 50%, and the new compiler Clang+LLVM has a 100% faster compilation speed; it also speeds installation and download speeds. Android N operating environment has been significantly improved, the speed of software upgrades to reach 600%, application installation speed 75%.
3. Native support VR
Google mentioned at the I/O 2016 Developer Conference that Android N will be the first mobile phone system to support VR natively, and at the same time it will launch a â€œdaydreamâ€ VR platform. Many VR applications and games will be developed based on this platform in the future. It has great potential.
4 native support 4K core
Android N for the first time for the full upgrade of all 4K products, such as the first time in the Android native system supports HDR, VR, PIP and other 4K value-added services development, interface standardization provides unlimited innovation possible; the first use of JIT + AOT optimization technology, Clang + The LLVM compiler and Vulkan development interface make the Android N system more fluent than IOS.
5. Notification message quickly reply and gather
The notification bar has also undergone major innovations in Android N. It has added a new API to support the quick operation and reply of third-party application notifications. For example, the incoming call will appear at the top of the screen as a banner, providing two buttons for answering/hanging up; Social application notifications can also open the keyboard directly and respond quickly in the input field. In this way, the icon takes up less space and is more compact. Pressing the notification will pop up the corresponding notification setting option. The new design simplifies the user's operation logic and is very convenient. In addition, Android N merges multiple notification prompt messages of the same application into one item, click this item to expand all previous notifications, and allow the user to perform a separate operation for each notification, which is very convenient.
6. New setting style
Android N has a completely new setting style. First, the dividing line between each sub-item under each category disappears, and only the dividing line between the categories is retained. The new setup menu also provides a green top bar that allows the user to quickly set the Do Not Disturb mode via the pull-down arrow at the rear. In addition to the Do Not Disturb mode, the top bar menu can also display many other settings, such as the use of data traffic, whether the automatic brightness is turned on, and so on. In addition, the hamburger menu is added to the settings. In the upper left corner of the secondary setting screen, you will see the hamburger menu. After clicking, you can see all the setting items, so that the user can jump quickly.
7. Brand new pull-down shortcut switch page
In Android N, pull down to open the top of the notification bar to display the shortcut switches commonly used by 5 users, support click switches and long press to enter the corresponding settings. If you continue to pull down the notification bar, all shortcut switches will be displayed, and an â€œEditâ€ button will also be displayed in the lower right corner of the shortcut switch page. After clicking, you can customize the Add/Delete shortcut switches or drag to sort.
8. Join the night mode theme
Android N rejoins the nighttime dark theme mode. The user finds the "system tuner" setting in the settings, clicks on the "color and appearance", and can find the night mode. After opening, you can use the global dark color. Theme mode, with simultaneous brightness and color adjustments, can be automatically turned on based on time or geographic location. In addition, the system tuner also provides RGB red, green and blue trim sliders that allow the user to fine-tune manually, for example by reducing blue or increasing red to provide an eye protection mode-like effect.
9. Traffic protection mode
The new traffic protection mode of Android N not only prohibits the application from using traffic in the background, but also further reduces the traffic usage of the application in the foreground. In addition, Google has expanded the capabilities of the Connectivity Manager API to allow applications to detect if the system is enabled for traffic protection or to detect if it is in the whitelist.
10. Improve the Doze sleep mechanism
Google has further optimized the Doze hibernation mechanism in Android N. In previous Android 6.0, the Doze deep hibernation mechanism provided a great effect to improve Android's life. In Android N, Google has made more optimizations to Doze. The usage rules and scenes of the hibernation mechanism have been extended. For example, if you manually delete the application card in the background, the application will be deeply hibernated soon after the screen is closed.
11. System level telephone blacklist function
Android N turns phone interception into a system-level feature. Other applications can call this intercept list, but only individual applications can write, including dial-up applications, default SMS applications, and so on. Intercepted numbers will not appear in the call log and no notification will appear. In addition, the user can also backup and restore this interception list through the account system, so as to quickly import other devices or accounts.
12. Menu key quick application switching
Double-click the menu key to automatically switch to the previous application. In addition, if you keep clicking on the menu key, it will rotate continuously in all applications, the application window will automatically zoom in, there will be a countdown bar at the top, stop clicking and after the countdown is over, the current application will automatically enlarge and return To the front desk.
13. Keyboard theme
Android N's own Google input method will have many themes to choose from. You can even set up custom photos. The improvements are all in details, but they are also very intimate.
14. File-based encryption
Previously, the Android operating system can use the method of encrypting the entire disk to encrypt the mobile phone. In this case, the user's mobile phone is often encrypted into a giant unit. Today, with the support of the Android Nougat system, the user's mobile phone can encrypt individual files, creating a more active security system.
15, save data function
Applications running in the background can consume users' monthly data and traffic very quickly. By saving data functions, Android Nougat system allows users to stop the application running in the background to better protect the previous data plan. Android N allows users to choose whether to turn on data protection mode for each application.
What does Android N mean for TV boxes?
The new features look good, especially for multitasking split screens and notification centers that support quick reply and other features that are apparent on mobile phones. What about the actual performance on the TV box?
Due to the openness of Android, it has to be said that TV boxes equipped with Android seem to be more popular in the market. This time, the Android N upgrade feature also brought great benefits to the TV box. The first one was the speed increase. Secondly, the multi-window and original ecology support 4K and HDR surprised the box users as well.
1. Improved performance, faster
The efficiency of the upgrade, installation, and operation of the Android N has been doubled. The Android system, which the government calls it, is not a card. It uses the new JAVA optimization technology JIT+AOT. The software installation and operation speed is doubled. With the new compiler Clang+LLVM, the compilation speed is increased by 100%. The Vulkan modern 3D graphics API is added to ensure the GPU performance. On the premise of limited, it still achieves high frame rate games. This means that under the same memory, the memory utilization of the TV box equipped with Android N system can be increased by 100%, the software installation speed is increased by 75%, and the operating speed is increased by 600%.
2. Native architecture supports HDR/WCG, all 4K
Android N is a comprehensive upgrade to all 4K products. For the first time, it supports the development of 4K value-added services such as HDR, VR, and PIP on Android native systems. The standardization of interfaces provides unlimited innovation possibilities. HDR-related APIs are defined by supporting HDR from Android-N. frame. This means that TV boxes based on the Android N standard interface are seamlessly compatible with HDR/WCG, all 4K.
3. Native architecture supports VR
Google will release a standard VR SDK for Android-N. The VR video industry chain has matured and is rapidly entering the commercial stage. VR video enhances the end-user experience a lot and has a very broad market prospect, such as introduction of tourist attractions, shopping, and first-person experience. The Android N-based box solution will also be optimized for VR, including the use of a remote control, a mobile phone control perspective, and so on to interact with the video.
4 native architecture supports PIP, supports multi-window applications
Google defines a standard PIP interface on Android-N that will enable applications based on standard interfaces. PIP uses videos to present other auxiliary information to the user, which is more intuitive and friendly, and significantly improves the user experience. For example, PIP can be used when switching channels, or PIP is used to present multiple sports programs. Advertising, etc.
For users, Android-N supports multi-window application scenarios from the system level. On the same screen, it supports running multiple programs at the same time and opening multiple windows; on one screen, multiple users may appear; or it may be a single screen. When users use multiple applications at the same time, the system becomes more flexible. For example, when watching TV, you can do shopping for related items; when watching TV, play a mini-game; watching a video call while watching a micro-blog circle of friends; while watching TV, you can also open a window to watch a match to meet the different needs of different audiences. .
5. Increased security
In terms of security, Android N has added new security features, including file-based data encryption, identifying malicious websites, repairing a large number of security attack vulnerabilities, and adding new security mechanisms. This applies to the TV box and is also more secure, making the TV box less likely to be implanted in the back door, making it difficult to install phishing applications, and making shopping transactions with boxes safer.
Haimeidi first tastes nougat
As a national high-tech enterprise specializing in the development of multimedia applications, Haimeidi first tastes Android N (Nougat) in the TV box industry.
Haimeidi has been committed to the research and development of home multimedia entertainment products for eleven consecutive years. Its main products include intelligent network set-top boxes, IPTV set-top boxes, high-definition hard disk players, high-definition television set-top boxes, and other brands, Haimei Di and Mango Q. Sub-brand. As a national high-tech enterprise with product research and development and product marketing as its core, Haimei Diâ€™s R&D strength is far ahead of its competitors and has been highly recognized by the industry. It has not only obtained numerous high-tech intellectual property and related qualification certifications, but also serves as a user. We have brought a lot of practical experience, won the praise of users, earned popularity, and let Haimedi gradually develop its own competitiveness in product differentiation competition.
This time Haimei Di was ahead of the industry and was the first to carry a TV box based on the Android N system. Not only was it a testimony to its R&D strength, but also a proof of its forward-looking market, fully demonstrating its spirit of advancing with the times. The strength of R&D determines the market competitiveness of the company, and the market's forward-looking nature determines the future development space of the company. Haimeidi sets a good example for many companies, that is to do their own products before the brand, to think of the company For long-term development, we must keep pace with the times.
At present, the four generations of Haimeidi Q10 and Q5 have launched new versions of Android N systems. Based on Android N's new system advantages and Hassian 4K platform, it perfectly supports all 4K core, PIP, and multi-window applications. Speed â€‹â€‹and system security have also been improved. In the Android N system, the Haimeidi Q10 four generations and Q5 four generations are backward compatible with Android N5.1. Users can freely choose according to their own needs.
Subsequently, with the development of applications based on Android N, Haimedi will have more TV boxes to upgrade and support the Android N system.Smart TV/box information can focus on smart TV information network sofa butler (http://), China's influential TV box and smart TV website, providing information, communication, etc. on TV boxes, smart TVs, smart TV software, etc. Answering questions.
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