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Android O: Features That You Must Know

Android O

After the major Android Nougat update, the Android O is going to be launched soon. As for now, Android O is only available for Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL and advanced users or developers can also manually install the preview version.
The important thing is that it’s a developer preview and not available for consumer use. If you are really curious to know the features of Android O then we have mentioned the detailed information.

Autofill Framework
Android O supports Autofill API which allows a device to save and fill the data automatically in the desired apps. You can use install a password manager app to use it with system-wide autofill feature.

Enhanced Notification System
In the age of the multitasking supported smartphone, the notification segment is the thing that needs improvement. Android O is packed with notification channel, Snoozed notification, notification timeouts, notification background color etc. A user can customize notifications from multiple apps into a single category. In addition, you can manage device behavior for sound and vibration to get notification from a specific channel.

The other useful feature is added in the notification part is snoozed notifications. It appears after the amount of time set by the user. With the notification timeout features, advanced users can set the time to make notifications disappear. Android O is smart enough to differentiate from the notification which is suspended by the app and user.

Wi-Fi Aware
In the Android O, users can communicate with each other over wifi without internet access. Yes!!! with Neighbour Awareness Networking (NAN), devices with suitable hardware can discover and communicate using Wi-fi connectivity.

Picture in Picture Mode
The picture in Picture mode allows a user to watch a video and perform another task concurrently. With Android O, it has become possible to watch a video and do other work easily. It is very useful feature for multitasking lovers.

Adaptive Icons and Color Management
Android O support adaptive icons that means icons in the OS is created by using borders. Android O devices can support the wide-gamut color capable displays. additionally the color profile like AdobeRGB, DCI-P3, and Pro Photo RGB.

Improved audio performance
For quality wireless audio, The Android O will support Sony’s LDAC Codec. In addition, the new audio API for applications that needs a powerful & low-latency audio path.

Apart from the major features, Android O also has Improved WebView, Fonts in XML, Multi-display support, Keyboard navigation etc.

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