It’s been almost two months since Google announced Android O, but now we’re getting more opportunities to learn which features will be included in the next major update of the mobile operating system. Google says its most important focus this year is “crucial” battery life, security, startup time, and stability on phones.
On the security side, Google is introducing a new feature called Google Play Protect. Google has long been scanning apps in the Play Store to check if they are harmful, but now it’s going to make it more visible and will show users on the Play Store that apps on their phone are being scanned in the near future. On the launch-time side, Google says the system will run twice as fast and all applications will run faster. All of this is due to the intense changes made in the kernel of the operating system.
On the other hand, the Android will place a logical limit on the location tracking and application activities on the back of the Android, so that the phone’s battery will not be consumed unnecessarily. Apart from that, there will be some small but remarkable changes in the user interface. At the beginning of future interface changes with Android O, pending notifications for an application will be shown with a dot, just like on iOS. When a notification is pending, a small dot will appear in the top right corner of the icon for that app. Google is not showing numbers, it does not show how many notifications are waiting. You will need to look at the notifications to see this. It will be possible to press and hold the application icon for a long time to see the corresponding notification and interact.
Google also makes the selection much easier. The system automatically recognizes selected objects like Android phone or address, and clicking on them will select all of them at once. Users will see a recommended application in the drop-down menu when they make a selection. For example, when the phone number is selected, it will be a shortcut to the phone application in the action menu.
A number of previously known innovations have also been repeated with regard to Android O. For example, notifications are more regular with the added notification channels, allowing you to pick up or prioritize by selecting each channel. However, developers can set application icons to change shape; Thus better adapting to the customized theme of the phone. Another major change that comes with the Android O version is that it will make it easier for manufacturers to update their devices to new versions of Android. Android has always had problems with its slow update processes, with the “O” version targeted at overcoming them.
The first open beta version of Android O is available today. It is possible to download it from Google’s site to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL.bIf you want to go back to the stable version of Android Nougat after the installation, the device needs to be reset. A variety of faults can also be encountered by users. These also indicate that the beta version of Android O should not be installed on the primary device.
One of the most important unknown things about Android O is its name. Google usually does not explain the Android version until it’s time to leave, so we may need to wait a few more months. We will probably learn the official name of Android O until the fall.
Android O seems to be one of the quietest, unobtrusive versions of Google’s mobile operating system. Interesting, it seems that there are not many visual or functional changes that make people wonder. However, changes made on the basis of the operating system will make Android a more stable and more user-friendly operating system.