We’re still a few months out from Google I/O, which, if history is any indication, will likely be the first time that Google makes an official mention of Android N. Before then, though, Google may have teased a new feature that’ll be coming in Android N.
Yesterday Google put up a post on the Android Developers Blog that details an updated version of the Android Support Library. Tucked away in the post are two screenshots of Android’s Settings app, but there’s one weird detail about them: They include a hamburger button, something that’s not present in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Google doesn’t make any mention of this hamburger button in its blog post, and it certainly doesn’t say anything about Android N. According to Android Police, though, that button is indeed present on Android N. It’s said that pressing the button will open up a list of the various Settings sections, letting you jump from one section to another without having to go back to the main Settings app.
Of course, just because a feature is currently in Android N doesn’t mean that it’ll make it to the final release. Google typically launches new versions of Android in the fall alongside new Nexus hardware, so we’re still quite a ways out from the possible Android N release. Until then, Google will likely continue to test out features like this Settings hamburger button to see what it feels is best.