Google last month to everyone’s surprise rolled out an early beta of Android N to testers. Although the search giant is still keeping the OS version number and the name a secret, Samsung might have spilled the beans about the former – tipping Android 7.0.
Samsung recently released its new SDK or Software Development Kit for its multi-window feature that also comes with “Android N (7.0) compatibility.” Though Google is yet to reveal the version number of its upcoming Android N, Samsung is one of the biggest Android OEMs, and we cannot ignore what the South Korean tech giant might know about the next Android version.
It is worth mentioning that Samsung is already rumoured to launch its Galaxy Note 6 handset with Android N in July.
Last month Google rolled out its first Android N update for Nexus devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. The new Developer Preview 1 Build is currently available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 9.
Google recently started asking people what Android N should be named via its Google Opinion Rewards app. The move was in line with what Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed in December during his India visit, saying the company may use an online poll to name the next version of Android.
Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP Android, Chromecast, and Chrome OS, had last week confirmed that the company had plans to “hand off” the final Android N release to device makers this summer, which is anticipated to be after Google I/O 2016 – which kicks off May 18. The developer preview is also expected to soon reach non-Nexus devices as well.