Android N is still under wraps at the Google headquarters, but the Android Developers Blog may have already given out an unofficial early look at the upcoming operating system.
The so-called pair of leaked screenshots shows that there's a hamburger menu at the upper left corner of the Settings menu of an unreleased Android version. Needless to say, that's not a part of Marshmallow, and as logic dictates, that's clearly the Android N – well, here's hoping that it is, at least.
To look at things more rationally, it could just be Google testing out a feature that'll be taken out of the equation at the official launch of the software. That reasonable assumption is based on the history of the Android M Previews. Long story short, there's more or less a chance that this could be how Android N will somewhat look like.
Another takeaway from the post is that official support for day and night themes is finally going to roll out with Android 7.0, which was outlined in detail on the Android Support Library 23.2 blog post. However, the bigger piece of news is the fact that the screenshots were taken on a Nexus 5, and that could only mean one thing: Android N could land on the smartphone this year.
Of course, the navigation drawer isn't exactly why Android N is making the headlines. Notable features include Split Screen and Multiwindow and improved tablet and stock stylus support, according to the people behind the Pixel C. It's also worth noting that the latest Android version will start using OpenJDK instead of Oracle's Java API.
Google is expected to reveal Android N at the Google I/O 2016, an event that's going to be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in the company's hometown of Mountain View sometime in May.
Aside from Android N, other products that are believed to make an appearance at the conference are Project Tango, new and improved Google Cars, Android Wear updates, details about the Nexus 7 and Project Ara and a monocle-shaped Google Glass.
Interestingly, Google CEO Sundar Pichai is handing over the task of naming the latest Android version to the public via an online poll.
All we can do right now is wait, but nevertheless, these details have done their part in shaping the Google I/O 2016 into one heck of an anticipated event.