Google dispatches second Android N Preview complete with new Vulkan 3D rendering API

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After unveiling a first preview of Android N a few weeks ago,Google unveiled the second preview for its upcoming mobile OS version. Included in this second Android N Preview are a range of bug fixes, as well as a several new and very interesting features.

Speaking of the new Multiwindow feature, the second Android N preview also brings an API change that allows developers to set maximum and minimum heights and widths for their apps.Another notable addition are the new Launcher shortcuts. Using a new API, app developers can now expose quick action shortcuts to the launcher. Google says that launchers can be expected to show between 3 and 5 shortcuts for an app. As for shortcut examples, IM apps are expected to expose shortcuts for messaging most frequently used contacts while mapping apps are expected to expose “navigate to home” shortcuts. The new Android N preview is now available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices.