The Android market got a glimpse of the latest Android version late last week, as Google rolled out some “hidden Updates”. The changes were not visible immediately but some exciting hints were dropped. A teardown revealed some features and support for Android OS’s newest addition.
What will The Latest Android Version Look like?
Notification Channel For Android O
A fairly light feature compared to others, the newest notification channel brings in some interesting changes to Android system. While not clearly implemented yet, the feature is still supported by the phone app. The channels for the phone in the latest Android version of Android have been divided into six parts- incoming calls, Ongoing calls, Missed calls, Voicemails, External calls, and Miscellaneous.
Post call messaging
You are stuck in a traffic or a meeting and receive a call from someone. In most cases, you will just swipe and reject the call and send a text message from the options given. Sending voice mails?? Is this 1993?? People are switching to texting and seem like Android too!! The Android system is now to have a pre-written text send to the caller even if his calls don’t get through. Of all the Android Versions I have used this might be best for communication. There aren’t any other clues to suggest how this feature will be presented to the caller or if a custom message can be written on the same screen.
Picture Messaging App
One of the most requested and desired features from the froyo days is taking a picture on the go and sharing it while in a conversation with the communicator. Latest Android Version seems to be gearing up for a feature like this. Probably, the Phone app will see for messages containing images ( both MMS and RCS) and the photos will be shown automatically or with an on-screen button.
Cats and Dog Paws
Yes, you heard it right. In the tear-down, the hackers came across two pictures of cats and dogs. This may be part of Android Games or an app who know. Google definitely knows that we are watching and knows how to add some humor. Both images are with transparent backgrounds and could be used for a simple animation.
The details were found inside an APK, and are rumors only though with a strong possibility of Android OS implementing them. The Latest Android Version can also ditch everything mentions and start anew with a new Android System. For more details click here.