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Android Oreo Introduction :

Android Oreo or simply Android O is the new version of Android is about to release in the android market. People are slowly adjusting or they may not have started using the Nougat version, Google has started developing the next version in Android, the 8.0 Version.Android Oreo will be releasing in Fall of 2017 i.,e between July to December.

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Android 7 which is named as Android Nougat is yet to roll out in the android mobile, but the android has developed the android beta program where the app will be released for developers to develop the apps for android, and for the testers to debug the operating system. You can also develop apps for android if you are a developer by joining the google play developer console and can develop android apps.

New features in Android Oreo :

With the first developer preview, we saw some exciting stuff that will have a big impact for developers and the apps they can make. New ways to use custom fonts and icons, a better way to deliver professional-level audio and awesome ways to connect with others for things like head-to-head gaming or local social applications. And we are expecting more new features in the Android Oreo

Some new features that comes in Android 8.0 are as follows :

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Background Apps Restriction :

Background apps will ruin the battery life and the RAM quickly. In all the versions they didn’t take any steps to improve the background activities, but Android O builds on this beginning and places top priority on saving power and improving battery life without the user having to do anything or install anything.

New limits on implicit broadcasts (sending “signals” for other apps or activities to act upon), background services (activities of an app that continue to run when it’s not on the screen) and location updates (checking to see where you are using Android’s location services) are automatic. This will leads to better performance and the user will not do everything to manage them.

Notifications Section :

With Android O Google is introducing new Notification channels: grouping notifications together by their type. Notifications are still managed by the app that delivers them, but users can control how things are displayed on a per-channel basis. This way we can decide things like how a news app notifies us or a music player shows a persistent notification.So from now the notifications from android apps will not be clutter the notifications section and user will have freedom for how he want to see the notifications bar.

Auto Filling API’s :

when it comes to fill the forms in android apps, the auto filing API’s has a main role in fetching the repetitive information from the existing one’s. But in the Android Oreo, With the new Auto fill API a user will be able to choose a source for auto fill data, and applications that need to store and retrieve this sort of data no longer will need to act as an Accessibility service. An app like a password manager can bundle its own activity for using the autofill API and we can choose it when we need it much like choosing a new keyboard.

Adaptive Icons :

Adaptive Icon

Android O introduces adaptive launcher icons, which can display a variety of shapes across different device models. For example, a launcher icon can display using a circular shape on one OEM device, and display a squircle on another device. Each device OEM provides a mask, which the system then uses to render all icons with the same shape. The new launcher icons are also used in shortcuts, the Settings app, sharing dialog’s, and the overview screen.

You can control the look of your launcher icon by defining 2 layers, consisting of a background and a foreground. You must provide icon layers as drawables in PNG format without masks or background shadows.

Connectivity:

When it comes to connectivity, Android Oreo has some cool new features that will be introduced. Some of them are :

High-quality Bluetooth Audio : From Android O, songs will sound even better through the Bluetooth connections.

NAN (Neighborhood Aware Networking) : Devices with this supported hardware can communicate with one another through WiFi without a central access point.

For Calling : Telecom framework introduces new ways for third-party calling apps to work with each other and with your carrier’s special features. New APIs now support apps that don’t need to use the universal system phone app to display calling information and this data can be displayed and controlled over Bluetooth.

Keyboard enhancements :

Android Oreo focuses on keyboard where it is building a better model for arrow and tab key navigation. This will be a benefit for both developers and end users.

Web Enhancements :

Android 8.0 enables the multi process mode for Web View components from Nougat as the default and adds an API so that developers can handle their own errors and crashes. This makes applications that use web development languages better stability and security, and users will benefit if developers enable Google Safe Browsing for remote URL’s.

Android Oreo supports new Java Language APIs, including the new java.time API introduced with the latest version of Java 8. Optimization for the new run times is also included for better performance and stability in apps designed for Android O.

Joining The Android 8.0 Developer Preview :

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Reports suggest that the users should not join the Android 8.0 developer preview.Builds of Android that aren’t yet ready for the beta program aren’t really ready for prime-time, at least not for consumers. The developer preview is not yet fully ready and if you install the beta program there will be many bugs and will effect the phone. If you any extra Nexus mobile with you and if you want to dare to test the preview, you can install the developer version and test the bugs.

Android O Developer Preview Roll out :

The Android O developer preview is available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player.Remember, that doesn’t mean Android O will be released for all of those devices, as we saw the Nexus 5 get developer previews for Android 7 and it was not part of the release. So we have to wait for the official confirmation from the Google for what devices it will allow for the developer preview.

How To Comeback From Android O To Nougat :

how to rollout from oreo to nougat

If you have any extra Pixel or Nexus phone with you and you have installed the developer preview in it, but when you want to discontinue the developer version you can just simply go by reinstalling the Android version.The most advantage in the Google Pixel and Nexus phone is that you can re-install the operating system whenever you want. So if you really want to discontinue the version, simply uninstall the developer version and install the Nougat version. But it requires some computer knowledge.

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Android :

An open-source operating system used for smartphones and tablet computers.This is the simple definition for Android. It has become revolutionary since its Inception, and has changed mobile industry into a new phase. Before the introduction of the Android, phones are equipped with their own software’s and they don’t have any extra features other than calling,camera and games.Android Logo

But with the introduction of Android, the face of the smart phones changed a lot. We can browse the Internet, Make video Calls, Send money through the phone, Buy tickets online. These are all possible with the Android OS. It is developed by Google on the Linux Kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android’s user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. Android phones are rich in performance while the Iphone is rich in Design.

IOS is also same as Android which is the Operating System for Iphone. It was introduced on June 29, 2007 a year prior to the Android.

When it is introduced :

Android is introduced on September 23, 2008.Initially developed by Android Inc., which Google bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007, along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance – a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. Beginning with the first commercial Android device in September 2008, the operating system has gone through multiple major releases, with the current version being 7.0 “Nougat”, released in August 2016. Android Apps are of total 2.8 million in number in the android market.

Versions of Android :

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Android Versions

 Since 2008, Android has seen numerous updates which have incrementally improved the operating system, adding new features and fixing bugs in previous releases. Each major release is named in alphabetical order after a dessert or sugary treat, with the Android versions being called “Cupcake”, “Donut”, “Eclair”,”Froyo”,”Gingerbread”, “Honeycomb”,”Ice cream sandwich”,”Jelly Bean”, “KitKat”,”Lollipop”,”Marshmallow” and “Nougat” respectively. The first two versions called as Android Alpha and Android Beta.

The first version is called as Android Alpha 1.0 which was released on September 23,2008 and the latest version is Android Nougat 7.1.2 which is released on August 22, 2016.

Latest version- Nougat :

Android nougat version
The latest version Nougat was released on August 22,2016. It is the seventh major release in the line of Android versions. Google phones are first equipped with the latest version of Android Nougat introduces notable changes to the operating system and its development platform, including the ability to display multiple apps on-screen at once in a split-screen view, support for inline replies to notifications, as well as an OpenJDK-based Java environment and support for the Vulkan graphics rendering API, and “seamless” system updates on supported devices.A post-release update known as Android 7.1 was pre-loaded onto Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones released in October 2016.

Android 7.1.2 was released in April 2017, bringing Pixel-exclusive features including the launcher, blue Settings app, solid-white navigational buttons, and a redesigned Recent apps screen to the Pixel C tablet. The Pixel and Pixel XL received fingerprint swipe performance improvements, Bluetooth connectivity improvements, and alerts for battery usage, while the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player received stability improvements for enhanced notifications, support for fingerprint swipe, connectivity improvements and also alerts for battery usage. As of this update, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are now considered end-of-life.

Features of Nougat :

Nougat 7.1 :
  • Rearranged notification shade
  • Night Light
  • Touch/display performance improvements
  • Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture – opt-in)
  • Seamless A/B system updates
  • Daydream VR mode
Developer features:
  • App shortcuts/shortcut manager APIs
  • Circular app icons support
  • Keyboard image insertion
  • Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade
  • Manual storage manager Intent for apps
  • Improved VR thread scheduling
  • Enhanced wallpaper metadata
  • Multi-endpoint call support
  • Support for various MNO requirements
  • PCDMA voice privacy property
  • Source type support for Visual Voicemail
  • Carrier config options for managing video telephony
  • Manual storage manager – identifies files and apps using storage
Nougat 7.1.1 :
  • New emoji’s
  • Send GIF’s directly from the default keyboard
  • Launch actions on apps by long pressing the app icon
Nougat 7.1.2 :
  • Battery usage alerts
  • Nexus specific
  • Enhanced notification stability
  • Fingerprint swipe on 5X/6P
  • General connectivity improvements
  • Pixel specific
  • Improved fingerprint swipe performance
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements
  • New multitasking user interface on Pixel C

Nougat Rollout :

android nougat

Google launched the Pixel and Pixel XL devices on Android 7.1, bringing some exclusive features on their phones and the other devices are running on Android 7.1 version. Google started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Nexus devices on 22 August 2016. This covered a great number of devices, but it wasn’t until early October that the Nexus 6 got in on the action, with that update appearing on 3 October. The LG V20 was the first device to feature Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.

Android 7.1 Nougat launched with the Pixel phones on 4 October 2016, with those two devices becoming available a week later.The final release of Android 7.1.1 appeared in early December, with the Pixel XL getting it at the start of that month.

Nougat Rollout For SmartPhones :
  1. Samsung has confirmed that the Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 is the full Android 7.1.1 version. The company started a Galaxy Beta Programme for Nougat in the US, UK, Korea and China, allowing users to test the software on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge before the update arrived.

As of 12 January, those on the Beta programme started seeing the update appear, with other users following over the next couple of weeks. The official Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge update rolled out from 17 January 2017, starting in the UK and China.

Samsung has also confirmed that some 2016 phones will be getting the bump to 7.0 Nougat in the “first half of 2017”. That’s a pretty vague timeline, but it’s good to know the latest software is coming.

2. OnePlus started the roll-out of Nougat for the OnePlus 3T in January, with many regions now getting the OTA update, the roll-out for the OnePlus 3 has also started, both confirmed on 17 January.The company is yet to release official plans on a Nougat update for the OnePlus 2. It was rumored for February but that has since come and gone with no sign of Android 7.0.

3. BlackBerry is all about Android now. The BlackBerry Priv launched on Android Lollipop and it took six months to see an update to Marshmallow.With a bit of luck BlackBerry will speed things up for Android Nougat but informed opinion suggests it will be Q2 2017 We’re waiting to hear on official timelines for the Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60 updates.

Some tips and tricks for Nougat :

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1. For Faster Operation :

For Saving RAM and battery:

In most cases, background services consume unnecessary resources. So go into the developer settings and from there, you can stop these services from running. To restart the background services, restart your app or smartphone.

2.For Accessing settings more quickly :

Nougat further improved the settings menu. The main menu is hidden in the left margin and you can access it whenever you need it. You can navigate horizontally quickly on the top level.

3.To Tackle battery power optimization:

Apps are disconnected from the Internet when in standby mode and may only use the processor for large intervals. This increases battery life but it can have some side effects. Some third-party apps, such as Messenger or Navigation apps will no longer be able to send you notifications; you might end up missing out on your instant messages or fly past a turn at an intersection. You can turn off battery optimization in the battery settings.

4. For Faster Multitasking :

Multitasking on Android so far involves tapping on the square button to pull up all your open apps, arranged based on recent use. Now, all you need to do is double-tap the recents (square) button on the navigation bar and Android will switch to the most recent app.

5.Use Any App in Multi-Window:

One of the reason multi-window is not supported in certain apps is due to the size. There is a tweak you can use to overcome this. It is a developer option that allows apps to be resized (so it can used in split-screen mode). It’s not a 100% tweak though – you’ll have to try it out to see if it works.

To enable this ability, first enable developer options by opening Settings > About > Software information and tap on the Build number 7 times.

Once the developer options has been enabled, open the Settings again > Developer options and toggle Force activities to be re sizable on to make all apps compatible with Multi-Window.

6. For Better Notification Management :

With Nougat, you can manage certain kinds of notifications based on the apps they come from. Ignore ads, promotions and other irrelevant notifications (like Facebook birthday reminders and game notifications) and keep only the important ones that really require your attention.

To do this, on any such incoming notification, long press on the app’s notification > select the behavior accordingly from the options. You can choose to silent the notifications or totally block them.

 

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