After a long wait, Google released the first developer preview for the latest version of the Android mobile operating system that will be released soon.
This new developer preview includes a number of new features for Android, including background app limits, new notification channels to use, picture-in-picture for other Android devices than just the Android TV, adaptive icons, wide-gamut colour support for apps, and much more.
All of these features are important for developers to test as they are pretty important additions and are pretty app-focused.
One of the most interesting features is the background app limits, which should allow users to reduce their battery consumption by limiting what apps can do in the background such as implicit broadcasts, location updates, and background services.
Notification Channels is another new feature, which are new notification categories that can be defined by apps for managing notification content, providing users with more control over what notifications they will receive.
On top of this, there’s also the addition of Autofill APIs to bring support for an autofill app that will work in a similar way to a keyboard app, allowing you to autofill from applications like 1Password. There’s also support for XML, adaptive icons, support for wide-gamut colour for apps, a plethora of connectivity improvements, improved keyboard navigation, new APIS for Pro Audio, WebView enhancements, Java 8 APIs and runtime optimisations, and much more.
You can find out more about it at the source link below.