On Tuesday, Google presented the first preview of their latest Android update, namely Android O. It comes with various new features, many improvements, and several tricks to make the users’ lives easier. Moreover, if you are not willing to wait any longer, the update is already available for download. It is supported by several devices, including Google’s new Pixel phones.
Android O does not look sophisticated, but improves the major features
At a first glance, the Android O update might look a bit plain, as it does not have any striking new features that would change the user experience completely. However, it does not mean that the update is useless. Google have made many steps towards an improved user experience on Android. These steps might be small, but they form the basis of the operating system.
Google have already revealed some of the best traits of their Android O update. These include an extended battery life and battery performance, audio features of a higher quality, newly designed notification system, keyboard support, and picture-in-picture videos. You might be impressed or not, but this is far from over.
Many tech experts suggest that Google has kept secret the best features of Android O and that they won’t be made public until the Google I/O event in May. Just to keep users interested, Google revealed some new features.
New improvements revealed
First of all, Google rebuilt the Settings app from scratch, so now users are allowed to manage their phone in a more effective way. They also introduced some autofill APIs. These help you quickly fill in passwords previously saved in the password manager app.
The design also underwent improvements. The icons now look more consistent across devices, regardless of any customization the user might choose. Also, the graphics are overall improved due to the new color support.
The Wi-Fi Aware feature allows for direct Wi-Fi transfer, even when there is no internet connections, and the WebView improvements enhance the security of the apps with browsing features. Thus, the update brings a lot of advantages and will surely improve the new experience.
Android O will be released during the third quarter of the year. If you are curious about how the new features would work and how the update looks like at the moment, you can watch the video below from Android Central.
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