Google rolled out the developer version of there upcoming operating system, Android O on Tuesday briefing about few of the highlights they have been working on to make android user experience better and brighter.
This new rollout is to take care multiple issues including better battery life and improved notification handling. This developer preview is available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Pixel smartphone devices. Google plans to release four developer previews and the official release will be due somewhere in the third quarter of 2017.
Android O will primarily be focusing on a better battery life by limiting what apps can do at the background. Going further, the notifications can be bundled into topic-based groups called “Channels” and every bundle can have different settings as per user’s choice. In addition, there are multiple tweaks including picture-in-picture mode for videos. improved keyboard navigation, autofill APIs for user information and password management, better support for headphones with high quality Bluetooth audio codecs, multi display support, support for adaptive icons and introducing a wide gamut of colours for apps. This first version is considered to be alpha quality and the upcoming second preview will be a beta.