The OS is officially passed in beta on Wednesday during the Google I / O.
Android O is also the integration, at the level of the applications, of the technology of automatic completion today exploited on the browser Chrome. The idea is to simplify, among other things, the parameterization of the devices and to bring the synchronization of the passwords.
Google is also communicating on its advances in the field of automated learning, translated by a “smart” text selection device based on recognition of items such as URLs, phone numbers and email addresses .
Under the hood, the management of the apps gains in flexibility. Each can have its allocated cache quota, call fonts from other apps, and add shortcuts on the home screen that will launch specific tasks .
System images are available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player, as well as Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C.
On the user experience side, the notifications evolve with the support of “badges” , already up-to-date for several years on iOS.
These “badges” appear in the compatible launcher on the icons of applications for which notifications are waiting. A long press gives an overview of all these notifications, without going through the area at the top of the screen.
On the developers side, it will be possible to create “channels” regrouping different types of notifications; For example, to multiple newsgroups on an instant messaging app.
Android O also offers the ability to “suspend” notifications while leaving them the same priority level when they reappear. Developers can also set background colors for these notifications and determine whether they are deleted by an application or by the user.