Google announces Android O developer preview

Google announces Android O developer preview

Adaptive icons allow developers to pick a base background image that Android will use to conform its shape to mesh with your given home screen theme. Many of these features aren't consumer-facing, but rather work behind-the-scenes to make Android a better mobile platform.

An enterprise focus. From what it seems, Google is planning to focus more on the enterprise part of its business, so we can assume they will bring features for developers on the upcoming Android O.

For now, the first Android O Developer Preview brings along background limits to further improve battery life, granular notification control, adaptive icons and more.

Notification channels: Developer controlled notification channels that are specified for one app. Users can change the behavior or block content.

Additional, Google will introduce notification channels in Android O, allowing developers to group notifications together in ways not previously possible. Like a year ago, though, the new features are mostly behind-the-scenes and less for the users.

Having said this, Android 7.1.2 is now supported by not many devices, and those that support are Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, or Asus Nexus Player. In Android N you'll be watching YouTube clips while sending boring work emails. Ace.

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Google this morning announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its site on the mobile web, which now includes tappable shortcuts to areas like sports, weather, food and drink, entertainment, and other interests.

As of the first week of March, only 2.8 percent of Android users are on the current version of the software, Nougat. Starting from Android O, users will also have the option to configure a default password manager with new autofill APIs (Nice!). Android O adds a new autofill API, so apps can register with the system as a provider of autofill services.

The new features are an upgrade, but Google's ongoing challenge with new Android releases is getting people to actually use them.

Another change could be "icon badges" for apps that will tell you how many notifications you've received per app.

Keyboard navigation: A more reliable, predictable model for "arrow" and "tab" navigation that aids both developers and end users, Google claims. The system also animates interactions with the icons, and then in the launcher, shortcuts, Settings, sharing dialogs, and in the overview screen.