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5 user-centric Android O’ developer features by Google

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

As it is the tradition, Google has recently launched Android O’s developer preview before Google I/O product release. Being the latest release, there is a lot pending to explore and learn about this new update. However, there are some advanced features discovered in O’s developer that might delight both users as well as developers.

The features are listed below:

1. Background Limits:

The improvement is focusing on battery life and memory optimization. This feature will enhance the battery life, and processes a quick check on the memory utilization to provide free-space to the system memory requirements in smartphones. The major areas where this new feature will focus are broadcasts, background services, and location updates.

Furthermore, ‘background limits’ will restrict applications running at background without impacting on the forefront services. Moreover, the feature will enable a limited window to the applications running at the background. Also, it will restrict the launch of any new task or existing task by the background applications. Hence, it will help in improving the battery life and keeping the memory space free for new applications.

This feature will be an added advantage for software development companies providing mobile app development services. Saving battery life and providing memory space for system apps is the excellent user-centric solution delivered by Google.

2. Notification Channels

This feature has enabled users to decide which notification from the apps should be intrusive or visible. The channels feature provides more flexibility to the end users. Here, users are able to select notification sound, notification dots, blink light setting, on the screen notification content requirements, etc. Hence, the end-users will be able to set and adjust notifications according to their requirements. Google in Android O’ has initiated a much user-centric approach for developers.

3. Auto-fill API

This feature saves a lot of time of users on various websites. Now, the same auto-fill feature has been added to O’ developer. However, Google has reported some bugs related to the new feature, and the developments are in process to provide incredible services to the Android users.

4. Fonts

Android O’ has inline XML support for fonts. It provides a multiple ways of applying fonts that can be added to libraries easily. Also, the process of adding new fonts file (.ttf or .otf) can be increased according to the application size by around 1MB.

5. Adaptive Icons

Google Android O’ developer version provides the application icon in two layers. One is in animated and second in different shapes based on the masks provided by OEMs. It is set to improve the designers’ and users’ experience received for icon designing by Google.

Android O’ developer version has various lower layer API bundles and features working with OEMs. These APIs include Audio, LDAC, WebView improvements etc. Shriv ComMedia Solutions, the android app development services assuming that this update is going to change the mobile apps marketing strategy for both Google and mobile apps development companies.


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