Google today announced Android Go, its latest project to make Android run better on budget Android smartphones.
Android O News: Name, Release Date & Features
As expected, Google’s Android O Beta program is now live for compatible Pixel and Nexus devices.
With Android O, Google is introducing a new way for apps to show their notifications: Notifications Dots.
Google has taken quite a few steps in the last few years to help speed up the process of rolling out OS updates for smartphone OEMs. However, none of them have really helped much, with OEMs still taking months to roll out Android updates to their devices.
Google has confirmed what probably isn’t all that surprising: The Android Nougat beta is complete. So they’ve focused on what’s next.
With mobile data getting cheaper across the world with every passing month and Wi-Fi access now becoming ubiquitous, VoIP calls and apps have surged in popularity. While plenty of VoIP apps are available for Android, they have been unable to integrate properly with System UI which leads to not working properly or behaving absurdly in certain scenarios.
Android has long struggled with high latency for audio. Due to this, professional audio apps were never possible on the platform. Google has been trying to solve the issue since Lollipop and has made great strides on that front.
Google completely revamped the notification panel of Android with Nougat, and with Android O, the company is further building on it to make it more feature rich. Apart from being able to snooze notifications, Android O will also introduce notifications timeout feature.
Android OEMs have been aggressively pushing the display quality in smartphones with their flagship handsets every year. Not only do Android devices feature high-resolution displays, they are also color accurate. However, due to the lack of wide color gamut support in Android, third party apps have been unable to take advantage of these displays in their apps.