Mar 09 AT 3:51 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Android N Developer Preview allows you to change screen zoom levels


Many people have rooted to change the DPI settings and get more to fit on their displays. Some phones are guilty of having everything too big on the screen, wasting precious screen real estate. But with the Android N Developer Preview that just launched, you’re  able to change the zoom level of the display through settings.

This new feature has been confirmed by the preview feature list and explained by a member of the Android framework team on Reddit. Depending on your device, you’ll be able to change zoom between 0.85x and 1.5x, though smaller displays will be limited to lower levels of zoom.

With this feature, you’ll be able to fit more on your screen without the complications or security downsides of root. And for folks that can’t see as well, the extra zoom may very well help. Since it was confirmed by a member of the Android framework team, it’s likely we’ll see it in the final version as well. Will this feature finally get you to drop rooting? Let us know in the comments!

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

    Most Tweeted This Week