Today, Google announced a very early Android N preview. During my talk at TopConf Linz in February I speculated that we would be seeing Java 8 language features through the Jack compiler. Well, it’ll be exactly that way.

Also, I am thrilled that they will introduce multi window support. Remember my post a few days before Christmass? I predicted that, too. Awesome, it is great to see which direction Android is taking.


This is a (slightly updated) repost of a piece I published on my blog Tommi’s Blog. I deleted the blog in the wake of the GDPR, so the original version is no longer available, or only through the WayBack Machine of the Internet Archive. Please note: code usually has not been updated, so language feature reflect the time the original post was written.