It isn’t news anymore that Google’s newest update ‘Android O’ would soon be made available to the market. However, most is us might not be in the know about the features the new update promises to bring.
According to reports, the Android O would give priority to improving smartphone battery life. I believe this might be the selling point of this new update and it is a very effective one at that, even if not up to 3% of devices have the latest Nougat update.
This version is surely not available for everyone at the moment but only for developers who will be testing it out and giving feedback on the preview. This new version of the OS is still in its early days, more features will be added and there will be lots of stabilization work to be done.
Quoting the words of Dave Burke, VP of Engineering states it: “We’ve put additional automatic limits on what apps can do in the background, in three main areas: implicit broadcasts, background services, and location updates.”
He also adds that “Android O also adds new visuals and grouping to notifications that make it easier for users to see what’s going on when they have an incoming message or are glancing at the notification shade.”
Other notable additions includes custom ringtones, alarm sounds, and notification sounds. Yes, with the Android O, you would now have access to custom ringtones, a feature which was not accessible before now.
Well, it is glaring that the Android O has lots of features in store for us and I guess we’d be getting to meet more and more as time goes on. But for now, we can only hope the update comes as fast as possible.
In other news, Google has also announced May 17-19 as date for Google i/o, its annual developer conference where the code name and every other detail of the final version of the OS will be announced. We would be waiting.