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Next version of Android revealed

Samsung, one of the search giant's high-profile Android partners, has revealed that next version will be 7.0

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Publish Date: Apr 13 2016 3:17PM | Updated Date: Apr 13 2016 3:23PM

Next version of Android revealed

Google might have released a developer preview of its upcoming Android OS (currently known as Android N), but the company is yet to officially reveal what exactly will the OS be called, and what version number will it carry.


While there have already been some rumors about its official name, looks like now we have a confirmation of sorts as far as Android N's version number is concerned.


In the release notes of its MultiWindow feature SDK, Samsung - one of the search giant's high-profile Android partners - has revealed that Android N will be version 7.0. "This version has been released with Android N (7.0) compatibility," the release notes say.


So, no surprises here, as the version number is inline with previous versions - for example, Lollipop from 2014 was 5.0 and Marshmallow from 2015 was 6.0. However, we'll still have to wait for official confirmation from Google, which will reveal these details as well as more about the new OS at its I/O conference next month.