Google Rolled Out Android O Developer Final Preview
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A Quick Dive into Google's Android O Developer Preview

The latest version of the Android operating system is rolled out in the beta version.

A Quick Dive into Google\'s Android O Developer Preview

As we know, Google never ceases to amaze us with its new & innovative additives to the technology. On Tuesday, Google launched its highly awaited Android ‘O’ (Oreo-still a guess) for the developers. The latest version of the Android platform is exclusively for the developing purpose to make developers aware of upcoming features, enhancement, and fixes in android.

Android O developer preview launched by Google is just to give a glimpse of features enabled in the final version. As expected, Google did not show all the goodies it is hiding in the Android O bag including the name.

However, it shared features like enhanced Bluetooth audio quality, auto-fill API, longer battery life, less annoying notification and much more. You should be aware of these upgrades as it going to change trending mobile app technology.

Stupendous Features of Android O

1. Improve Battery Life

The all-time problem for smartphone lovers is battery life which got exhausted faster and leaves them with an uncompleted task or the burden of carrying power banks. With this new update, Google is trying to improve the battery life from the operating system side by limiting and restricting the number of tasks a mobile application can do in the background.

Basically, it allows the background task only in three areas:

  • Implicit broadcasts
  • Background services
  • Location updates

The company claims this restriction directly affects battery life and improves the performance of the device.

2. Picture-in-Picture

This feature is very interesting and attractive in terms of the user interface, it allows a user to multitask while watching a video. You must have noticed YouTube from last year enabled a feature to aside the playing video in corner of the screen and able to search and browse other. Google with Android O triggering this feature on the Android platform and providing users a new way of interaction.

3. Adaptive Icons

With the all software enhancement and fixes, Google also upgrades visual features by introducing adaptive icons. These adaptive icons can adapt to any environment on any smartphone with respect to the user interface. This will allow the developers to integrate their app icons with the existing device UI.

4. Autofill API

With the Android O, Google introduces an Auto-fill feature for making password managing much more simpler. By integrating the Auto-fill with the Android platform, it will allow password apps like 1password to fill up automatically all sensitive details (with your authorization).

5. Enhanced Bluetooth Audio Quality

By using its partnership with Sony, Google Is integrating new Bluetooth technology to Android O  so it delivers a  high-quality audio feature for wireless music. By adding new codecs like LDAC codec in addition to audio, a new API for the apps which requires high performance - low audio latency.

6. No More Useless Annoying Notification

In Android O, Google provided a feature of the notification channel that will allow the user to select the behavior of the app regarding the notifications. This feature enables  ‘app- defined’ categories for notification content for the user to block unnecessary notification by the mobile applications.

Yet More to Come

Google just gave an idea about the upcoming transformation Android platform by launching the developer version and have some great surprises to reveal in the coming time. Just hold your horses and wait it will be releasing a beta version in some weeks.

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