Tech News – Android O is Here…. Kinda (Features You Should Know About)

Hey guys Brainy Here and my main source for
today’s video is TheVerge, so if you want to learn more about what I talk about here
check out the verge using the links listed below. And with that being said let’s get into
it. So, today Google announced Android O. And
you may ask, well, What is Android O? Well, here’s everything that I know according
to TheVerge. Google is continuing its trend toward aggressively
managing what apps can do in the background (as iOS has long done) to ensure that runaway
processes don’t destroy your battery. As Android VP of engineering, Dave Burke,
puts it: “We’ve put additional automatic limits on what apps can do in the background,
in three main areas: implicit broadcasts, background services, and location updates.” It’s possible that these “automatic limits”
could wreak some havoc on existing apps that assume a more liberal stance toward what they’re
allowed to do in the background, so developers will want to check up on how it works with
their particular apps. Improvements to battery life is a hard thing
to judge — especially with early versions of software. So we won’t know whether Google’s strategy
here will be effective on most phones for quite some time. And youtube actually released a developer
version of Android O so that developers can test it out and work out any bugs. Google is also letting app developers create
“adaptive icons,” which will change their look and shape depending on what home screen
theme the user has opted for. Developers will be able to test Android O
in a desktop emulator or on one of the following devices: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player,
Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C. If you want to try it, you will have to manually
download and flash it yourself, rather than sign up for an over-the-air update. And also related to this news about Android
O has contributed its LDAC wireless audio coding technology to Android O. LDAC can transfer
much more data over Bluetooth — up to a bitrate of 990kbps. LDAC allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio
content in exceptional sound quality near to High-Resolution Audio by transmitting at
the maximum transfer rate. Unlike other Bluetooth compatible coding technologies
such as SBC, it operates without any down-conversion of the Hi-Res Audio content, and allows approximately
three times more data than those other technologies to be transmitted over a Bluetooth wireless
network with unprecedented sound quality, by means of efficient coding and optimized
packetization. Also, Android O brings picture-in-picture
support. Basically, The update will allow users to
continue watching a video on a corner of the screen while simultaneously using another
app. . The feature is similar Samsung’s multi-window
support, but Android O will let users set their own aspect ratios, and you’ll get
custom interaction buttons like play / pause to directly support video display. “Other new windowing features include a
new app overlay window for apps to use instead of system alert window, and multi-display
support for launching an activity on a remote display,” Google says. Another interesting bit of info about Android
O is the fact that Android O will work better on Chromebooks, thanks to improved keyboard
support. Part of Google’s upcoming Android O release
is a new and improved model for keyboard navigation, which will make using Android apps on a Chromebook
a little less frustrating. As it stands today, a majority of Android
apps are designed with only touchscreen navigation in mind. That makes them hard to use on larger screens,
and pretty much unusable on devices that rely solely on keyboard and mouse inputs. So with Android O, Google wants to give developers
an opportunity to integrate better keyboard navigation so Android apps can play a bit
nicer with Chrome OS laptops. Google first announced cross-platform capability
for Android apps at last year’s I/O developer conference in May. Since then, Google has added support for a
number of a different Chromebook models from companies like HP, Dell, Samsung, and Asus. The company also attempted to bridge its two
software ecosystems together to make the process of using Chrome OS as simple and seamless
as an Android smartphone. And that’s about all you should know About
Android O for now. If any new updates are released I’ll be
sure to make a video on those as soon as I can. But while you’re here, check out the description
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