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Android N's preview has been released for about 10 days and it even received its first update, yet here we are still uncovering little tidbits about this upcoming version of our favorite OS. This one change is far from being a major feature. It is, however, a nice improvement over M, especially if you were the kind to frequently dig into your Settings for the Apps section.
In Android Mashmallow, when you open Settings > Apps, you can scroll through the long list (if you're anything like us and you install dozens of apps) of applications on your device. You can't activate a fast scroll action like the one in the Contacts list for example. By comparison, in N, you can drag that scrollbar to quickly jump through alphabet letters and go from the top to the bottom of the list faster than you could before.
It's nothing groundbreaking, but it sure shows the attention to details and usability that's been put into Android N. Now those of us with inexplicably long lists of apps can browse them and find the one we want faster and easier.
- Ilay Ron