It is not every day that a country was following two different sets of news with equal passion. The solar eclipse and the launch of Android O! The fact that there are more than 2 billion active Android devices is certainly not enough to challenge the ongoings in the solar system, but is undoubtedly monumental. The way Android gains popularity across the globe, through the years with its yummy versions to turn into an Oreo this time tells it all.
“Introducing Android Oreo—a celestial superhero brought to life by the solar eclipse!
Android Oreo’s super powers make our lives easier, brighter, and more fun—just like Android 8.0 Oreo.”
The trail of Android through is interesting enough as well, maybe more than the eclipse for all we know!! Android app development continues to entice & how!
The Rise of the Oreo
Android O, first announced in May during the Google I/O 2017 developer conference is under carrier testing for the Pixel and the Nexus phones and a selected few from Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony & others would be on the Oreo by the end of this year. On Tuesday, when most of the USA was caught in the solar eclipse frenzy, Android fans were preoccupied with other important research on the latest feature list with the Oreo!
Introducing Android 8.0 Oreo….
Smarter, faster, more powerful and sweeter than ever.
The world’s favorite cookie is your new favorite Android release.”
Faster & Powerful
The new Android boots two times faster than earlier offering better user experiences in trend with the expectations today. The new launch helps minimize background activity in the apps least used to save on resources used up.
Speed Multiplied Two-fold
Autofill remembers logins to access regularly used apps if appropriate permissions are set, increasing the speed & efficiency of doing tasks manifold. Notification dots on the other hand allows to quickly see the newer ones or clear them away by a simple swipe.
Better Battery Life
Battery life becomes better every version and also this. Whether it is talking, playing, working or streaming, battery life is never a disturbance.
Limiting the Background Activities
Android O provides better control over how apps run in the background for improved overall system performance. It also limits the frequency of location updates in the background for better overall system health.
A Modular Architecture
The biggest change to the foundations of Android to date: a modular architecture that makes it easier and faster for hardware makers to deliver Android updates & becomes more practical for Android app development.
Better Appeal in the User Interface
Shows More Together
This yummy chocolate & milk biscuit allows seeing two apps simultaneously to help users get the most of the screen area.
Richer Visual Content
Android O enables applications to render richer visual content with more vibrant colors and subtler gradients. It supports full color management allowing applications to render images in the format & quality they were intended.
Expressing with Emoji
Android O brings in a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emojis, a popular choice of many for communication.
Autosizing of Text Displayed
Android now allows the size of the text to expand or contract automatically based on the size and characteristics of the TextView, making it much easier to optimize the text size on different screens or with dynamic content.
Support for tooltips for views and menu items makes its debut from this version of Android with an intent of making things more helpful.
Technology Fine Tuned
Support for Bluetooth 5
One of the most important features for Android is the support for Bluetooth 5.0. Android fans including enterprises which believe that Android app development makes them go places, look forward to be connected in the world of IoT in a much better way.
Android O will allows developers to include native fingerprint-based gesture controls to make it easy for this technique to become an integral part of the apps.
The latest Android on the block is compatible with all Mopria-certified printers for mobile printing, which includes almost all the printers across the globe.
The OS auto-connects to high quality open WiFis as available and secures the connections with a VPN, back to Google.
Smarter Ways of Doing Things
Connects to Apps Instantly
Android allows direct browsing into Apps without installation. Sounds more like being in sync with the app-less Google Physical web but clarity is yet to follow.
Offers Linkable files
Android O has an API that allows sharing of files across the Internet via web links.
API functions for high-performance audio including Native C/C++ audio API are included in this version of Android.
Downloadable Fonts for Lesser App Size
Applications no longer need to bundle custom fonts, which help reduce their size.
Assured Safety & Security
Safeguards Against Malicious Apps
Google Play Protect keeps the devices & their data safe from unruly apps by scanning billions of apps everyday & keeping a blacklist ready.
Hostile downloader apps will not be able to operate without permissions; users now permit the installation of APKs per-source.
Android now allows quick access from the navigation bar for features, like magnification, and functionality within accessibility services, like Select to Speak. Accessibility services now can optimize the audio experiences for users with special needs.
An ambient screen highlights the incoming notifications with larger font, highlighted app name & immediate access to actions.
Android O offers more granular & consistent control over which notifications can appear and how much intrusion they cause.
This feature lets users hide notifications for a period of time, similar to Inbox snoozing.
In a Nutshell
Android mobile app development rules across a growing number of domains & industries. Besides manufacturing & Production, Sales & Distribution, FMCG, Retail & Supply Chains; it also becomes a way of life for various fields like Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Education, Hospitality, Travels and more.
Android apps work for real life #AndroidIRL for sure, with an ever increasing number on the PlayStore. Already on the chocolaty Oreo, there are certainly going to be yummier treats in the times to come. At times, the names are more interesting than the OS itself. The best part is that it would be really interesting to know what would be the Android avataars to follow.
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