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Over a month ago, Google introduced the Android N Developer Preview for Nexus devices, the Pixel C, and one lonely Android One device. Now, Developer Preview 2 has just dropped, which squashes several bugs, and adds support for the Vulkan 3D rendering API, launcher shortcuts, and Emoji Unicode 9. Those who have already enrolled in the Android Beta Program will get an OTA update shortly, but if you’re impatient like us you can download new factory images right now.

Keep reading for our complete list of all the changes in Developer Preview 2…

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Update: Factory and OTA images are now available for the Nexus Player.

It seems like it was just yesterday that the first Android N Developer Preview was released, but the Mountain View company has today begun seeding Developer Preview 2. We’re frantically installing the update on our Nexus devices and working on a full list of all the new features, but for now here are some quick download links…

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Snapchat has been on a roll lately introducing bigger and more creative updates to their social network. From introducing custom geofilters, to a massive overhaul in their chat system, they show no signs of slowing down. Today’s update takes video interactions a step further by allowing you to “pin” stickers and emojis to moving objects in video. The update will be rolling out to Android today and soon to iOS.

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Nat & Lo’s last video detailed Google Now’s more natural sounding voice, and now their latest takes a tour of Terra Bella, Google’s recently rebranded satellite company. The video offers a good primer on the making and operation of satellites, as well as the company’s plan to launch a constellation of them by year’s end.

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