Friday, 24 March 2017

Google launched a new operating system 'Android O', will now get 10 new features.READ FULL DETAILS IN GUJARATI.

Google launched a new operating system 'Android O', will now get 10 new features.READ FULL DETAILS IN GUJARATI.

Google has just rolled out the first developer preview of Android O, which allows us to take a sneak peek at all the new features coming in Android's next major update.

With no halo feature as of yet, the update primarily focuses on streamlining notifications and improving battery life. It also brings with it new keyboard controls in the wake of Chromebooks supporting Android applications natively.

The Android O Developer Preview, which is 'strictly' not intended for daily or consumer use, is available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C devices.

As this is a developer preview, Google might add new features or remove some of the ones mentioned below entirely before the actual consumer preview is released in May.

Here are the top 10 features in Android O:

Better battery life
The past few Android updates have seen a lot of features such as Doze mode and Doze on the go aimed at improving battery life. With Android O, Google is further clamping down on erratic apps eating the battery in the background.

Android 7.0 Nougat gave the OS the ability to restrict an application's background activities whilst the phone is in a state of suspended animation. With Android O, Google is introducing additional automatic limits on what applications can do (or cannot do) in the background.

Android O places specific limits on implicit broadcasts (signals sent by an application for other apps or activities to act upon), location updates and background services. All these happen automatically in the background, without users having to manage anything on their own.

This will prevent errant applications which you haven't used in a long time from sapping your battery life whilst implementing background processes.

Streamlined notifications
While Android 7.0 Nougat introduced a new slick interface for notifications along with several new features, notification overload has been a constant source of irritation for Android users.

Android O aims to solve this with its new 'notification channels' feature, which lets app developers group notifications together by type. This allows users to have a granular control on each channel. Ex: Users can decide how news based notifications will be displayed or how text alerts are displayed.

Notifications can be segmented into various different channels like sports news, text messages, music applications and so on and users can control each channel separately. The notification shade will also group notifications by channel, making it much easier to glance through relevant notifications. Users can also block or snooze a whole channel in one go if they wish.

Dave Burke, VP of Engineering at Google said "Channels let developers give users fine-grained control over different kinds of notifications - users can block or change the behaviour of each channel individually, rather than managing all of the app's notifications together."

AutoFill

While AutoFill in Android exists in certain applications like Messages and Chrome, the feature is app-specific and is not a part of the whole OS.

With no halo feature as of yet, the update primarily focuses on streamlining notifications and improving battery life

With Android O, Google is adding platform support for AutoFill. Once users select which AutoFill app they want to use, it will be able to fill passwords and other details across the whole operating system.

Picture in picture
Google is also introducing picture-in-picture support (PIP) with Android O. With PIP, users will be able to minimise whatever video they are watching and watch it whilst using another application.

Developers can specify which aspect ratio they want for their application and can even set custom interactions on the PIP window. This feature is already Available.

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