Hello Android Enthusiasts, Android O is here and its developer preview is available on Google Server for Nexus and Pixel series of devices. The supported devices are Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel XL phones, the Pixel C tablet. One can download the preview version using the official ROM from Google Server.
It is expected that the new android will maximize battery life. Google has put efforts for background processing lockdown, picture-in-picture for phones, and a faster runtime in its new android.
Google Developer handbook also indicates that Android O introduces notification channels to provide a unified system to help users manage notifications.
It is also expected that Google wants to make it easier to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.
A new feature, “shortcuts,” will appear as a row of icons below the Google search box. Where now you’d have to ponder and then speak or type a request, the shortcuts will let you tap the icons to get the latest weather, movie showtimes, sports scores, restaurant recommendations and other common requests.