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

Android O is hitting to the markets soon

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 launches its highly awaited Android ‘O’ (Oreo-still a guess) for the developers. This latest version of the Android platform is exclusively roll over for the developing purpose to make developers aware of upcoming features, enhancement, and fixes in android.

This 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 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.

Here are some Stupendous features of Android O

1. Improve Battery Life

The all-time problem for the 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 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, and location updates. The company claims this restriction directly affects the battery life and improves its performance.

2. Picture-in-Picture

This feature is very interesting and attractive in terms of 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 with introducing adaptive icons. These adaptive icons can adapt 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 this 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 with AAudio 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 notification channel that will allow user to select the behavior of 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 this developer version and have some great surprises to reveal in coming time. Just hold your horses and wait it will be releasing a beta version in some weeks.

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
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