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Android Things Dev Preview 5 released - now based on Android O

12 Agosto 2017

Yesterday we reported the launch of Android O was delayed by few weeks and it would likely be given a name and released on August 21. Also, by using Android O you can back up your Cal history and SMS. However, this update will require explicit developer approval before it gets pushed. The upcoming update to Android received its fourth and final Developer Preview last month, with Google teasing the official Android O release to consumers for "later this summer". Google To Launch Android O OS and features on Aug 21st. Picture-in-picture mode, on the other hand, will let users watch video on top of other app windows.

Google Android O brings with it features like like improved battery performance, picture-in-picture option for apps like YouTube, Google Duo, as well as improved notifications channels.

For unread notifications, it will show badges as dots.

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This unconfirmed new rumor claims that the Pixel smartphones won't be getting the new Android O update in the mid-august. The search giant has made changes in its runtime including new optimizations such as concurrent compacting garbage collection, code locality and more. However, not all apps will be supported with this feature initially. The new update brings some small changes that give the users different choices while going about doing their stuff. When the Developer Preview process is completed, it flags, it will differentiate between hardware platforms targeted for prototyping-only. The company has also introduced a new version of Android Testing Support Library that includes features like Android Test Orchestrator, Multiprocess Espresso, and more.

Android Things is a minimal version of Android, meant to power Internet of Things devices (like smart appliances). He didn't reveal the exact date of release yet.

Android Things Dev Preview 5 released - now based on Android O