Google recently launched the beta version of Android O in the Google I/O 2017 developer conference. This time it is planning to give a complete new look to this upcoming version. The navigation, the experience, the app icons, new emojis, Oh Gosh! Isn’t that amazing?
It seems Google is all set to make people fall in love with this Android Operating System. So, what’s there in the bag? Of course, Yes! The discussion is about features.
Here they are… The enthralling, the elated and what else which word is that Umm… The jubilant. The writer herself is so excited that she is expressing her excitement using the synonyms of fun and happy.
Anyways, back to the point. The Features.
Fluid Experiences: With the launch of this new version, Google has come up with a new way of being more productive in our daily routine. No single tasking, It’s multi-tasking. Yes, you heard it right… Now, our fingers will move on our favourite apps at a single time long pressing the home screen. For instance; while watching a video on youtube you can click on another app of your interest and enjoy the view of both.
Have you heard of Tensor Flow? Tensor Flow is an open source library for machine learning developed by Google Brain. It was developed for internal use before it got released in Apache 2.0 open source library.
Tensor Flow Lite is a new scaled down tool by Google which uses LSTM (Long Short Term Memory) to enhance the experience. Android O has a new framework from Android which comprises some components of AI and its hardware accelerates the features of the neural network.
There are a few refreshing tools within this category which include picture-in-picture [PIP], navigation dots, smart text selection and auto-fill.
Picture-in-Picture [PIP]: This feature allows users to go to the homescreen and tap on another app while watching a movie or playing a game on your Android device. This is how it works.
Tapping on the home screen while watching the video will place the video in the small popover. This enables your second task for instance; doing Whatsapp in parallel with your first one.
Notification Dots: It seems the users will get to know the next step when the notification pops up on the device. Notification dots is a new feature. With the release of the final version of Android O, the Android app developers can notify users about the availability of action. Long pressing the notification will display the action in detail.
Smart Text Selection: Google Team has done an amazing research work. And, this feature is the proof. It will bring a relief to users adaptive to copy and paste scenario. As per the research, the task of text selection is cumbersome. This magnifying new version has made the life of users simpler and smarter with the use of AI components.
Autofill: Forget memo, forget message, forget gmail where you used to save your credentials as a cache memory. This new feature remembers your username and password in some cases to quickly sign-in to the apps on your device.
Vitals: A Guard to protect your phone and enhance your user experience. This feature will improve the battery life, security and OS optimization. Besides, there is no need of Antivirus software as Google Play Protect will scan all the apps you install from the play store.
This is going to be a much awaited version of Android not only for users but also for mobile app development companies. This is for sure. GoodBye Nougat, Welcome Oreo. There is a lot more wrapped in this new version of Android. Don’t miss the read.