More news on Google’s Android Update is on the loose. If you are the happy user of a Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Pixel C device, you can also enjoy the developer preview for the Android O. Let’s have a look at some details on the already confirmed features that you can find in the developer preview.
Restricted Background Activities
You can now save lots of power and boost your battery’s life by controlling the functionality of apps running in the background.
The picture-in-picture mode will allow users to have one supported app that remains on top of another one. This doesn’t sound as such a big deal, but believe us that this will definitely lead to an improved multitasking experience. The first developer preview featured the PiP setting, but it hasn’t been working as expected yet.
Adaptive app icons
The feature brings developers a few strict design guidelines, and it will allow them to create a more unified visual style for the apps. During the interaction with users, the latest app icons are going to become animated.
The first developer preview has already showed that users can now control the notification panel. Your power will grow even larger, as you’re also going to be able to toggle settings that usually need lots of menu digging. This update is going to ease the experience of busy users flooded with notifications.
App icon badges
The homescreen app icons are supposed to get at-glance notification number bubbles, but the update doesn’t work as it should yet, according to the first developer preview.
Increased audio performance
Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be the first Android phone equipped with Bluetooth 5, a technology that allows a greater bandwidth and raised speed limit in wireless pipeline. The traffic of the content flowing between your headphones and your phone is going to be faster and you’ll enjoy better sound quality.
As soon as we find out more about the updates from future developer previews, you’ll be the first to know.