Like last year, Google left the first preview build of the upcoming Android version in the coming months ahead of Google I/O this year, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player For the first Android O developer preview reached March 21 (12 days later than last year). We are busy and have brought together all the changes, features and things about Android O.
Most of the major changes in Android O are run on the redesigned settings menu, but there are some small changes somewhere in the UI such as Notification Control. Material design is still the order of that day because Android O is also focused on important background changes like notification channels to provide even greater control over Android systems.
Some of the long-awaited features like image-in-picture mode and unread information app badge have finally landed, while some completely new features like better Bluetooth audio support and adaptive icons are welcome, but in the early days, but Android Already-feature-packing. Here are some feature and changes of Android O.
1. Notification control
Push notifications come in many forms: Facebook messages, e-mails, FitBit reminders are some of them. It is possible to drown in those alerts that may or may not be necessary at that time. Android is trying to change it with ‘Notification Channel’
New channels can allow developers to create ‘Unified System’ so that phone users can manage the notifications being viewed. For the operating system, it is possible to set the notification preferences and importance level through the entire channel.
“For example, you can set up separate notification channels for each chat group created by a user in the messaging app,” Android specialty says it will also be possible to use the same interface to manage the notifications on the Phone.
2. Battery life
Building on the work we began in Nougat,” Android O says on its developer blog, Android puts a great priority on improving the battery life of a user and interactive performance of the device. ”
To try to improve how long a phone stays alive, Android O will automatically limit what an app can do when it is open in the background. When this is not the main app that is being used, it will stop an application from continuously using the data. Google says that the border will focus on app transmissions in the background, services, and location updates.
The blog post says: “These changes make it easy to build apps that have the least effect on a user’s device and battery”.
3. Quick Settings
When you open the Quick Settings screen, you will see that we have different color schemes for pixels than the Nexus devices. Nexus Aquas accepts the same blue-brown background with an accent, while pixels retain close to black and bright blue accent scheme.
Looking at the quick settings themselves, Google has changed things again in Android OS, there is a double function in quick settings (do not Wi-Fi, cellular, Bluetooth, disturb) with the bottom line. You can tap the icon to turn the setting on and off, but I tap the word below the toggle, you will open the Mini Settings menu instead.
Non-underline toggles enable a feature like torch, cycle or mode for Data Saver, whether you tap them or not. Like Nougat, you can tap the pen icon to edit the sequence of quick settings or add another page and you can find a single shortcut to add a guest or switch between the user account.
4. Settings Page
More than “any changes necessary in every Android version”, the settings page is going to look at one more overhaul, and it seems that the slide-over panel from Android Nougat did not go down well with the designer on Google because it’s Android O Developer Preview. In addition, the settings page now aggressively chooses to classify categories into broad categories, which is displayed in the list of settings in very small top lists.
The monochrome theme which takes center level here really looks great, and when the new organization of options definitely takes some time to use, then I think this more organized settings will be a good step towards the screen is. Even if it is not, then we are going to use all the search options, anyway.
5. Lock Screen Shortcuts
Let’s be honest, how many times have you used those shortcuts on the lock screen? If you are thinking about which shortcut I am talking about, it just goes away to prove my point, though, most people did not use it on stock Android Nougat, because they are more easily through other tasks Can reach from. With Android O, Google provides the user with the ability to add custom apps to those shortcuts, making them really useful. Now you can add things like “Directions to Home”, “Write a new email”, and more lock screen shortcuts, making it much easier to complete the tasks you have done.
6. Customizable Navigation Bar
With Android O, users will also have the ability to customize the navigation bar, which was possible with custom ROMs on previous versions of Android such as Android Nougat. While doing this, the system UI Tuner will need to be enabled, it can be easily done, Android gives users the option of adding buttons to the navigation bar, which includes things like left and right arrows and more.
In addition, the Android O navigation bar adds the ability to adjust the position of the button; Users can bend them to the left, the right or the button can be squeezed together in the middle of the navigation bar.
7. User Interface (UI)
In addition to these major changes, Android also changes a lot of UI items compared to Android Nougat. For example, the navigation bar becomes dark when the pixel launcher app draws out above the drawer, and it looks better than what was in the Android nougat, in addition to talking about the app drawer, Now it can be brought anywhere by sliding anywhere on the home screen, which is definitely easy and more intuitive.
Android Bar is made up of the status bar, more information is dense, and cleaner and lighter date and time fonts (which, of course, looks good) are employed for this. In addition, unlike Android Nougat, you can not get the percentage of the battery to appear inside the battery icon, it is placed next to the battery icon only. Another key difference from Android nougat is that in Android 7, the battery icon has moved to the Quick Settings page, Android puts it in the status bar, and displaying only one toggle for “Battery saver” in Quick Settings, Which ends up saving users a tap to enable that option, so I am not complaining at all.
The option to edit Quick Settings panel is also available directly in the status bar, which makes it easy to customize the Quick Settings panel, but pulling the status bar a little bit above. Given that customizing the Quick Settings panel does not do so many times, it seems like an overkill.
8. Changes in App Behaviour
In Android O, changes in the behavior of the application are also being made, and the types of interactions they can support. Since Android apps are now available on Chrome OS, Google has supported more reliable and expected keyboard navigation models in the app. In addition, unlike Android Nogat, the app in Android O can now use a custom pop-up window instead of the standard system alert box. This may be a potentially good feature, but I’m sure it will be misused by poorly designed apps, and can actually end as a result of a bad UX. I’m sure though that is not expected because properly implemented, custom pop-up boxes can make the app even more attractive, and may be fun to use more than ever before.
9. Adaptive Icons
Another variation to bring Android O is also the one that prompts on the coming and the better things … Perhaps Google announced support for the adaptive symbol in Android, and as long as they did any apps in the developer preview are not supported by their description is promising, although it is unclear Google announced “adaptive symbol [signs] that the system displays in various sizes, the device selected by Muku Based on examination. The system interactions with the icon are animated, and the launcher, shortcuts, settings, screen sharing, communications and observation uses “.
Basically, each app that supports the adaptive symbol will be able to customize its icon in the topic chosen by the user, so if you are using a circular mouse subject, all the icons on your device are only round mark Will be displayed in the form of … No distinction such a declaration such as this can be a deeply integrated part of the ending environment, such as “device themes” Helps with SP is available on the “Display” setting of pixel devices. Android O Developer Preview.
10. Picture in Picture
Picture of the picture was first introduced in Android Nougat, but it was made available for Android TV only, due to the lack of Android TV (at least as compared to Android phones) due to the lack of Android TV, always With the support of the third party for a lack of convenience, Google is bringing the feature to phones and tablets, and hopefully the developer will also have an onboard legal.
I am seeing many more apps that allow Picture in Picture mode, so I can watch my favorite videos and browse Reddit at the same time.
From what we can see, Android has been preparing to follow a lot of things in the footsteps of Nougat, completing some work in Nougat and strengthening the granular nature of Android control. User notification and permission management are far better than ever and Android itself is also more aggressive towards apps that manage rarely leaving valuable system resources.