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Google Decrees ALL Android 7.1 Devices MUST Support Interactive Notifications

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Google Decrees ALL Android 7.1 Devices MUST Support Interactive Notifications

Paul Briden 12/01/2017 - 6:06pm

Google has made up our minds its new interactive notifications in Android Nougat at the moment are obligatory for OEMs

Google has published it is going to make it a demand going ahead for software makers wishing to make use of Android 7.0 Nougat (and possibly above) for his or her handsets to fortify the device's new notification options.

Google launched a brand new model of its developer steerage documentation, the Compatibility Definition Report (CDD) for Android. The CDD describes what developers and OEMs will have to do to succeed in Google's legitimate Android certification and improve (with the give a boost to together with such things as get right of entry to to Google's authentic programs and products and services suite, and the Google Play app and content material retailer/ecosystem), in addition to issues which might be not obligatory. Briefly, with out the certification, OEMs can be hanging out a lovely featureless Android phone at the device degree.

The most recent update to the Android 7.1 CDD comprises this:

"Hand held tool implementations MUST fortify the behaviors of updating, taking away, replying to, and bundling notifications as described on this segment.

Additionally, hand held software implementations MUST supply:
•The power to keep an eye on notifications without delay within the notification colour.
•The visible affordance to cause the keep an eye on panel within the notification colour.
•The power to BLOCK, MUTE and RESET notification choice from a package deal, each within the inline keep an eye on panel in addition to within the settings app."

That suggests without reference to what sort of options or launchers or UI skins an OEM needs to place on a brand new phone, they are going to want to enhance those very helpful interactive notifications. A smart decision from Google.

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