Google has just made available to download Android N Developer Preview 2 for supported Android devices, which includes Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9, Pixel C and Android One General Mobile 4G devices. Developer Preview 2 of Android N for Nexus Player will be available about a week from now.

This new build of Android N comes in a month after Google first announced and subsequently released first preview version of Android N to developers and testers.

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In Android N Developer Preview 2, Google has added a number of new changes, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Some of these new features include Vulkan, which is basically a new 3D rendering API. Launcher shortcuts, which if incorporated in the apps by developers, will help users launch specific actions in the app directly from the icon on the main launcher screen with a gesture. Think of Launcher shortcuts as 3D Touch Quick Actions in iOS without pressure sensitivity gesture.

Also included is support for Unicode 9, with a complete redesign for emoji that we have been used to in Android in favor of a more human-looking design. Here’s what the newly redesigned emoji look like:

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The best way to install the latest version of Android N is to do it via Android Beta Program. You can follow our detailed guide here to get started: How To Install Android N Preview OTA Update Via Android Beta Program [The Easy Way].

If you are already enrolled in the Android Beta Program, on your device, simply head to Settings > About phone > System updates and then tap on Check for update button. Once the new OTA update for Android N Developer Preview 2 shows up, download and install it to get onto the latest version.

(source: Android Developers Blog)

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