Google released Android O in May of 2017. It promises better battery life and notification functions. Google has claimed that Android O will change the way your phone works. Let us see if that is actually true.
Google has officially unveiled the new Android O which would be an operating system for smartphones and tablets. According to Google Android O is meant for developers that would help them learn and improve their apps. You can also download its beta incarnation into Google devices like Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C. Below are some of the advantages of Android O than other versions:
Superior battery life:
Android O promises to prevent apps from wasting your charge. It will be more efficient than the Google’s Doze mode in the Android Marshmallow and Nougat. Android O is said to limit what apps can do when they are just placed in the background of your phone. It means that there would be a cut in background services, broadcasts from news apps, and location updates. We would see more speed with Android O, but it needs to develop its technology to make sure that the background apps are entirely not shut down, at the same time there need to be some restrictions imposed.
Google is bringing the new PiP (picture-in-picture) features with Android O. The Pip feature will enable users to continue watching videos when working with other apps. The apps would be able to put themselves in the PiP mode when you watch something. You can now watch YouTube while sending boring emails thanks to Android Oreo.
With Android O you would be able to experience better quality sound than its previous versions. Google has added the Sony’s LDAC codec in Android O. It was a gift by the Asia giant to Google. It would also improve your Bluetooth A2DP protocol. Google is also introducing the Audio that could result in low-latency audio and improved performance. The first developer preview would be available in Google phones like Pixel and Nexus.
Better Keyboard Inputs:
The arrival of the Play Store on the Google Chrome OS in Android O will allow app developers to enhance keyboard navigation. It would make it more efficient for moving through apps and games. Android O is essentially making improvements to cater to the Chromebook users.
Google is adding a future on Android O which makes it easier for app developers to use different-shaped app icons according to their preference. These icons can change according to the change in themes. It makes icons more attractive, and app developers can design icons which display their personality.
Better Autofill support:
Google is implementing the new Autofill APIs. Many people will consider it boring, but this is quite a useful feature. This change will allow users to select passwords and data-storing apps can now act as their preferred autofill app. According to Google’s Dave Burke, this feature will function like choosing a keyboard app.
Google has tried to address the problem of the lack of multi-display option in its previous models. In the latest version of Android, O Google is promising some type of multi-display support which would assist in launching an activity on a remote display. It would be useful in corresponding with a Chromebook, as Chrome OS is becoming more compatible with Android.
These are just some of the features that make Android O distinct. However, they are not complete. As time goes by, we can expect more advancement from Google.
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