Google has introduced a new version of Android O the annual conference Google I/O 2017. A live webcast of the event was available on the official YouTube-channel.
The developers have once again focused on the optimization of the system and increase autonomy. The system acquired new restrictions for apps running in the background, which helps to optimize the performance of the device. Applications in the background is now impossible to intensively consume the Internet traffic and data from the GPS. Also in the app store there will be a system of protection from malware based on machine learning.
In the system there are special badges for icons that show notifications from this app. Hold down the app icon you can immediately read the notice. Like the badges in iOS and there are some launchers for Android. The icons themselves become adaptive and automatically adjust the overall appearance of the system.
Innovations appeared in the system multitasking. Now some applications have the opportunity to run in a mode "picture in picture". Therefore, the video player can be run a separate mini-window to the top of the screen is the window to pan and zoom. Processing was subjected to the Settings app, notifications, status bar and many other elements of the system.
Beta firmware available on the website Google and it can be installed on Nexus 5X/6P, Pixel and Pixel XL and Nexus Player and Pixel P. the release date of the final version of the OS are not reported.
Biologists have found that animals are not able to remember a large amount of consistent information. This property is the main difference between man and other primates. Thanks to him, Homo sapiens can plan their actions, to predict events and to develop a proper speech.
Scientists from York University in Canada found an explanation for one of the varieties of "white nights", which occurs in low latitudes. During this phenomenon, the sky is light enough that people could read or distinguish distant objects. The reason for this may be atmospheric waves.
Astronomers from Canada, the UK, Taiwan, Slovakia, USA and France presented the results of the search for Planet X using directory OSSOS (Outer Solar System Origins Survey). Preprint of the relevant research available on the website arXiv.org about it, reports Science News.
Online shopping platform Farfetch signed an agreement with Chinese retailer JD.com. Cooperation involves logistics, commercial and technological aspects, resources of social media, including WeChat, as well as expertise Farfetch effective interaction with global leaders of the fashion industry.
The head of the European Council Donald Tusk made the abolition of Brexit (a British exit from the EU), despite for this reason the negotiations. According to Tusk, the EU was created on dreams that seemed impossible. Therefore, if you cancel Brexit could wish for, and Tusk is not alone in this.
The eighth part of a horror franchise "Saw" will appear on the screens on 27 October, said representatives of the film Studio Lionsgate. The film also changed its name from Saw: on the Jigsaw Legacy. In the story, in the American city finds several dead people. The handwriting of crime indicates that they were made by the maniac John Kramer.