Google launches final Android Nougat developer preview


Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has released the final Android Nougat Developer Preview before the public rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version of the Android operating system, later this summer. 

The new release, Developer Preview 5, includes system images for Nexus and other devices and an emulator that enables developers to test their apps and other features. 

"Working with this latest Developer Preview, you should make sure your app handles all of the system behavior changes in Android N, like Doze on the Go, background optimizations, screen zoom, permissions changes and more," Dave Burke, Android's vice president of engineering, wrote in a blog post. "Plus, you can take advantage of new developer features in Android N such as Multi-window support, Direct Reply and other notifications enhancements, Direct boot, new emojis and more."

Burke also pointed out developers who are enrolled in the Android Beta program can download Developer Preview 5 immediately.

Many developers were impressed by Developer Preview 5's new features.

However, some developers encountered problems along the way, and these issues likely will need to be fixed before Android 7.0 Nougat becomes generally available. 

The Developer Preview's one-of-a-kind Easter Egg, meanwhile, provided a fun surprise for many developers as well.