06-13-2016 06:16 PM
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  1. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed battery improvement using N? Right now with the May update, my 6P has been running pretty well and I've seen a noticeable increase (~10%) in battery performance vs the April update.
    Improvement, not really. But it hasn't gotten worse. I believe it should get better because of the way Doze works on N but nothing noticeable for me yet.
    06-04-2016 10:46 PM
  2. dirtyjudo's Avatar
    So far, so good!

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    06-06-2016 09:43 AM
  3. bgapfire's Avatar
    Improvement, not really. But it hasn't gotten worse. I believe it should get better because of the way Doze works on N but nothing noticeable for me yet.
    I really enjoyed the N beta but my battery life was worse than Marshmallow. I also had some small bugs with a couple of native apps, so I look forward to the ironing of the bugs to re-install.
    06-06-2016 11:33 AM
  4. sstephen17's Avatar
    I really enjoyed the N beta but my battery life was worse than Marshmallow. I also had some small bugs with a couple of native apps, so I look forward to the ironing of the bugs to re-install.
    Battery life has been noticeably worse for me too. I'll probably revert back to Marshmallow.
    06-07-2016 01:25 PM
  5. SRFast's Avatar
    My battery life has improved a bit since installing the N beta, but is has always been pretty good. I've noticed that a few of the native Android apps, i.e. Google Now, Clock have been updated recently on Marshmallow, but aren't being updated on "N", A few of my third party apps don't work or are flakey, but I can live without them on my N6P for the time being. All the major stuff like Textra Pro and Google Phone dialer work as they should. BTW, Textra is updating their great SMS app as needed to run on "N". Their current update fixed a Notification tray bug I informed them about.
    06-07-2016 01:44 PM
  6. spewak's Avatar
    Battery life took a noticeable hit for me. I just reinstalled stable version and battery life is markedly better.
    06-08-2016 06:58 PM
  7. rong21's Avatar
    battery life for me has been better
    06-08-2016 07:32 PM
  8. Angry Hulk's Avatar
    I'm thinking of enrolling in the Android N beta on my 6p. Does anyone know if my device will be permanently enrolled for future betas or if once I'm on final build I'll be removed from betas? If permanent does that mean any future Android release will be automatically downloaded to my device (ex. Android O) until I opt out?

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    06-09-2016 07:13 AM
  9. LeoRex's Avatar
    I'm thinking of enrolling in the Android N beta on my 6p. Does anyone know if my device will be permanently enrolled for future betas or if once I'm on final build I'll be removed from betas? If permanent does that mean any future Android release will be automatically downloaded to my device (ex. Android O) until I opt out?
    The beta enrollment is really just for the current N test cycle. Once N is out, everything gets reset 'back to normal'.

    If Google does what they've done in the past, there won't be an OTA to go to the final release from any of the betas... you'll have to wipe the phone (which I would do ANYHOW coming from a beta release).
    06-09-2016 09:59 AM
  10. Angry Hulk's Avatar
    Ok great thanks. Looking forward to testing out the beta.

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    06-09-2016 10:20 AM
  11. LeoRex's Avatar
    Oh, I am considering going back to M for a bit as I have noticed that this beta build still gets 'stale' a bit if the phone hasn't been rebooted in a while. Little things... coming out of lock, using the quick launch on the camera, etc. Stuff just starts to sputter and cough a bit if its been a few days. Which isn't a big deal though, beta software is beta, no? There's a lot more kinks that need to be ironed out, and at least I can kind of anticipate this one.

    Other than that, this runs extremely well. Battery life has improved, I'd say, about 15% due to the newer Doze at idle. A couple of apps aren't working... but other than that, it's been excellent. Maybe I'll stick on N for a bit longer... not sure.
    06-09-2016 10:25 AM
  12. Angry Hulk's Avatar
    Honestly it sounds like the pros outweigh the cons and Google has been good at providing updates that improve the beta experience. Downloading now.

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    06-09-2016 10:40 AM
  13. mogelijk's Avatar
    The beta enrollment is really just for the current N test cycle. Once N is out, everything gets reset 'back to normal'.

    If Google does what they've done in the past, there won't be an OTA to go to the final release from any of the betas... you'll have to wipe the phone (which I would do ANYHOW coming from a beta release).
    Actually, it sounds as if Google is changing things this year. They state on the Beta overview page, "At the conclusion of the Developer Preview, your enrolled devices will receive an update to the official Android N release." I recall seeing in other articles, that they have stated people in the beta will get the final Android N OTA and should not wipe the phone.
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    06-09-2016 11:54 AM
  14. rong21's Avatar
    The beta enrollment is really just for the current N test cycle. Once N is out, everything gets reset 'back to normal'.

    If Google does what they've done in the past, there won't be an OTA to go to the final release from any of the betas... you'll have to wipe the phone (which I would do ANYHOW coming from a beta release).
    Well, if that's the case I might as well revert back to MM. I can now say been there, got the tshirt.
    06-09-2016 12:20 PM
  15. Angry Hulk's Avatar
    That's great to hear. Would be best for consumers testing.

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    06-09-2016 12:55 PM
  16. LeoRex's Avatar
    Actually, it sounds as if Google is changing things this year. They state on the Beta overview page, "At the conclusion of the Developer Preview, your enrolled devices will receive an update to the official Android N release." I recall seeing in other articles, that they have stated people in the beta will get the final Android N OTA and should not wipe the phone.
    Ah, you're right. Though to be honest, I'd suggest a full wipe when going to the full N release... whether you came from the beta or M.
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    06-10-2016 06:46 AM
  17. Angry Hulk's Avatar
    Ah, you're right. Though to be honest, I'd suggest a full wipe when going to the full N release... whether you came from the beta or M.
    Excuse my ignorance on betas. What's the difference between factory resetting after updating to full release vs just updating to full N release and not resetting phone?

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    06-10-2016 07:45 AM
  18. LeoRex's Avatar
    Excuse my ignorance on betas. What's the difference between factory resetting after updating to full release vs just updating to full N release and not resetting phone?
    It's all about data... specifically app runtime data. When you install an app, it compiles some stuff and stashes it away in your data partition... this speeds up launching the app, etc. Now, when Google releases an update, there is often changes to the framework that could affect something that a particular app needs to operate correctly. Sometimes, all is good and there is cross compatibility, but other times, there is a slight difference in behavior and the old data isn't 100% kosher with the new framework and runtime. When this happens, the app or function can force close or just run like dog poo.

    Now Google has been fussing around with the runtime stuff for the past couple of releases, and N should see another major overhaul... if you've ever been stuck at "Optimizing Apps..." with M, you'll see a drastic reduction in the amount of time that takes on N. That "optimizing apps..." stuff is the OS recompiling those application runtimes to reflect some sort of system change. Maybe they've cleaned up some of the stuff that deals with data from earlier versions of Android. After all, upgrades are often a pain point for smartphone users... "Android X ruined my phone!" is a common thread here.

    You don't HAVE to do a factory reset after a major update... there's no harm in trying it out. But I would have it on a VERY short leash. If you start to see odd behavior, weird force closing apps (like Phone, or Settings, etc).... reset that sucker.
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    06-10-2016 08:47 AM
  19. PaulQ's Avatar
    I joined the beta and installed it last night. I really like the various improvements and perfecting of existing features. All but one of my apps worked fine. Today I ran into all these problems with YouTube and Chromecasting. Then weird problems with voice interactions that inserted things I didn't say and ended up freezing up the phone periodically.

    I did send in reports of everything when they happened.

    I know it's beta. I really like how they let you install it OTA. But - I use those features so I am rolling back to MM.

    Can't wait for the stable build! Really looking good so far!
    06-10-2016 07:39 PM
  20. LeoRex's Avatar
    I did send in reports of everything when they happened.

    I know it's beta. I really like how they let you install it OTA. But - I use those features so I am rolling back to MM.

    Can't wait for the stable build! Really looking good so far!
    *Slow clap*

    Boil that attitude down and spray it on everyone who opts into the beta.
    06-11-2016 06:42 AM
  21. Angry Hulk's Avatar
    Update: I've had Android N beta for a few days and it works almost flawlessly. I'm really liking the changes for notifications and quick replies. The battery lasts longer for me so far. I did notice that I get a message pop up when I reboot my phone saying TV app not working. Same for play store. Both apps work just fine so probably just a glitch in beta. Only issue I've noticed so far is I'm unable to share articles from the IGN or Appy Geek apps. Not a big deal. I'm glad I downloaded the beta & look forward to future improvements. Definitely will keep Android N beta.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-11-2016 09:40 AM
  22. SRFast's Avatar
    Is Google going to send out a June security update for Android N? If yes, has anyone received it? BTW, I am still waiting for the June update for my Marshmallow N5.
    06-13-2016 07:47 AM
  23. jtcannonball's Avatar
    I rolled back due to a few apps including AC that were just to wonky. Kept crashing over in a loop like 5-10 times in a row and then would work. It just did that to frequently for me to stay on it. I love what I saw and I really love the quick options on the top of the shade.

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    06-13-2016 06:16 PM
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