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Google Adds Video Previews Function to Android

Google Adds Video Previews Function to Android

While it was earlier rumored/leaked that Google is planning the release for the week of August 21, the company has now officially confirmed the date.

The new features are part of Android O, the latest mobile operating system.

Notification channels have been introduced on Android O. This feature creates new application categories for notifications. As the Moon slowly crept its way across the Sun, Google took the opportunity to host an Eclipse-themed Android 8.0 launch event in New York City. Google usually reveals its mascot the same day that it launches the latest Android version.

These video previews from Google won't consume any extra data and the feature works only when you are connected to Wi-Fi. The new background limits will prevent apps from frequent use of location services, broadcasts, and running a background service.

We already know that Android O is packed with new features: notification dots on app icons, Chrome autofill across apps, smart text selection and potentially better battery life through background process and memory management, for instance. Another thing that we can expect to be unveiled during the livestream other than Android 8.0's features, is its full codename.

Android O will be Google's Android version 8.0 after Android Nougat.

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The event will take place at 14:40 EST (19:40 UK time) in the United States, which is around the time the natural wonder will be most visible in NY.

The picture-in-picture mode will simply allow users to continue watching videos while working with other apps.

Google has started again the Android 7.1.1 update for Google Nexus 6. If you've got all that lined up, then it's as easy as clicking the "Enroll Device" button next to the image of your eligible hardware, agreeing to the terms of Android's beta testing, and then checking for an update on your phone or tablet.

Google has partnered up before with companies - remember KitKat? Only a handful of the devices will get it for now and later it will be spread out to all Android devices.

"Google's challenge with new versions of Android is that it's only immediately available to a small number of smartphone users", said Ian Fogg, of IHS Markit consultancy.


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