Android and Developer Preview Background App Limit, PIP Mode and Co announced
Like Android and its predecessors, new changes have been made to increase battery life. With background app limits, developers can create apps with minimal impact on device performance and battery life.
Google was the first to announce Android and Developer Preview Before the official launch later this year. For the second year in a row, Google is previewing the developer of its upcoming mobile operating system so that developers can start their work sooner. Last year the move was aimed at ending the Android fragmentation issue and continuing its focus with search giant Android and developer previews.
The next version of Android will bring support for background app limits, advanced notifications, picture-in-picture mode, and adaptive icons to name a few. With Android O, Google’s focus seems to revolve around background app management – an area where Apple’s iOS excel. “We’ve set additional automated limits on what apps can do in the background in three main areas: built-in broadcast, background service and location updates,” Dave Burke, Android VP of Engineering, wrote in a blog post. Google says the new background limit will help developers create apps with minimal impact on device performance and battery life.
Google is also introducing notification channels to offer more user control over notifications. With the ‘Notification Channel’, developers can enable app-defined sections for notification content so that users can block or change the behavior of individual channels without managing all of the app’s behavior. Google says it is bringing ‘visual tweaks’ to notifications for improved visibility of an incoming message.
Other new features included Picture-in-picture mode Allow users to view An isolated YouTube video The window When browsing via email. Google is also introducing new window features, including new app overlay windows and multi-display support. Other Android O features included Adaptive icons, XML font support, enhanced keyboard navigation and wide-gamut color support for apps.
Google is not making any significant changes to the design with Android and we are still looking at the first element component design with Android Lollipop. Google says the release is for developers only and those interested can flash the update on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C devices.