Google introduces its next version of Android operating system – Android O. Developer preview for this version is now available for download, link provided below. We’ll come to know the whole changelog of ‘O’ at I/O 2017 which as usual will take place in May.It’s the first developer preview so it might contain some bugs. Keep this thing in mind before downloading the Preview.
Features of Android O
- Notification Channels: In this New Notification channels user can control or define which type of notification pop up from an App. Users can block or change the behavior of each channel individually, rather than managing all of the app’s notifications together.
- Auto Fill APIs: Users can choose an “autofill” app similarly to how you currently choose a default keyboard. Password managers will be able to work with this autofill setting to surface usernames and passwords that you can enter into apps without switching to the password manager.
- Background limits: The New background limits will helps the developers to make app which will perform better and save battery. To make this possible Google comes with additional automatic limits on what apps can do in the background, in three main areas: implicit broadcasts, background services, and location updates.
- Adaptive icons: Developers can create adaptive icons that can change based on how the system wants to display them, so they fit in on different phones with different interface looks. New icons can be animated in various parts of the interface when interacted with.
- Bluetooth audio: Android O supports high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs, including Sony’s LDAC codec.
Download Android O Developer Preview