Google Details Android O Release Timeline

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Having said this, Android 7.1.2 is now supported by not many devices, and those that support are Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, or Asus Nexus Player.

Android cautions this version should only be used by developers and isn't intended for daily use.

Android 7.1.2 beta update is further explained in Android website and downloadable at 194.6MB. A lot may change before the consumer version is released, and the company won't tell us when that may be. The aim is to prolong battery life by reducing resource usage of apps that are running behind the scenes. Google has shown real faith in its work with the limits and claim that they started working, apps will have minimal impact on the battery life of an Android device.

Push notifications come in many forms: Facebook messages, emails, FitBit reminders are just some of them.

Among the other major changes to Android O is a major development in how notifications are displayed.

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Android O's new notifications are said to be displayed across various devices owned by the user. For the operating system, it will be possible to set notification priorities and importance levels through an entire channel. General notifications are better grouped together into customizable channels, and users will be able to customize not only which apps display notifications, but choose how channels are populated. Besides, the first version of Android O developer preview also introduces something called - Adaptive Icons, which basically makes the icon of any third party app to look like the stock Pixel launcher apps.

Listening to music through wired headphones on Android is fine.

Connectivity: Android O also supports high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs like the LDAC codec.

Across the Android ecosystem, there are a variety of device manufacturers. The new iteration of Google's mobile operation system, which will likely power the next generation of Android smartphones and tablets, is simply known as "Android O". By turning its app into both a search tool and an app launcher, Google has organized its robust web toolkit into a simplified, tappable interface. Apparently, it just means that a single icon can have different shapes, like square, rounded square, and circle.