Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Google’s new OS – Android O, Goes Live for Beta Testing

Google announces new version of Android in its yearly I/O Developer conference - Android O.

Android user has been a given a huge boost in Google’s yearly I/O developer conference, with the announcement of Android O. Billions of smartphone today run on the different android version. With less than a year from the launch of Android Nougat, Google unexpectedly announced what comes in the future. Recently at  Google’s yearly I/O developer conference the second developer preview of the latest version of Android, Android O was unveiled. Though the full name hasn’t been uncovered but it is speculated to be Android Oreo or Android Orange. The new version of android will certainly be More power-packed, performance-oriented and with  Improved notifications  services

Android O adaptive icon
Android O adaptive icon

The Andriod O Developer Preview is live now and is easier to install and more stable. Google have also posted flashable Image for the users to have a look at new features. Also, only a handful of Google-made devices is eligible for the beta.  Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C are among the few. You can download the beta version by:

  1. Go to google Andriod O-beta, clicking the link.
  2. Google will detect if your device is eligible or not.
  3. Follow the Instruction and you are done.

Flashing a device manually:-

you can download the latest Developer Preview system image and manually flash it to your device.Installing a system image erases all of your data. So first, you should back up data on your device. After that download the system Image that matches your device. You can follow the instruction on this link to flash image on your device. You can get the Flashable image for your devices from :

Nexus 5Xbullhead-opp2.170420.017-factory-d856c851.zip
Nexus 6Pangler-opp2.170420.017-factory-dd10cede.zip
Nexus Playerfugu-opp2.170420.017-factory-156ebb9a.zip
Pixel Cryu-opp2.170420.017-factory-480841cb.zip
Pixelsailfish-opp2.170420.017-factory-58351371.zip

 

 

Pixel XLmarlin-opp2.170420.017-factory-fe1ac640.zip

Warning: Uninstalling the Developer preview system image requires a full device reset and removes all the data stored on devices.

 Features of Andriod O

1. Notification channel:-

Unified system for managing Notifications. Grouping of Notification into channels helps better control over apps notification. For example, User can create separate Notification channel for each of group in Messaging apps.
Notification Dots are also the new feature which allows users to have a look at waiting for notification on app icon from home screen.


2.Autofill services:

Filling up forms regularly makes it boring. New Andriod user can easily fill out forms using Autofill service. This is certainly less time consuming and less vulnerable to input errors.
Google say” Android O makes filling forms, such as account and credit card forms, easier with the introduction of the Autofill Framework. The Autofill Framework manages the communication between the app and an autofill service.”

3. The picture in Picture mode:

Running 2 or more app in the same frame of time is going to happen in Andriod O.This is certainly going to be the most exciting feature where you can watch youtube videos while reading books at the same time.
Google says“We’ve designed PIP to provide seamless multitasking on any size screen, and it’s easy for apps to support it.”

4.Background limits:

Power saving is also one main feature of this new version as it differentiates between foreground and background apps. visible activity, whether the activity is started or paused, foreground service are some criteria for an app to be foreground app. This also increases the performance of devices, increasing battery life and freeing up memory. Check out Google’s documentation about background execution limits and background location limit for more details.
Google has certainly worked more on smaller features on this version of Andriod. There is still much more interesting feature. Andriod O is set to release its full version later in the summer. Since Andriod 0 is still in development. so It may be first available to above-mentioned devices as all of them are google owned devices. Google Next’s Pixel 2 Smartphones is also likely to be loaded with Andriod O.

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