Recently, we got the chance to see a Google Pixel model that was running Android O listed on Geekbench. The listing was made public on Saturday, and thus we saw a glimpse of the details about a regular version of the 2016 flagship released by Google.
The single-core score achieved by the phone reached 1,631. This may hint to the fact that the tech giant wanted to improve the performance in single-core tests for the Pixel running the Android O system. At the same time, the result for the multicore test was 3,876. Generally, the Google Pixel with the Nougat installed on it obtained more than 4,000 points for this test.
However, all these differences are not very relevant for the new device, considering the fact that it’s only one listing of the device, in comparison to hundreds and thousands of other tests. Even so, it might still be a clue that the tech giant wants to take full advantage of the performance the device takes from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. Moreover, it also comes together with 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM.
Google has released the second developer preview for the Android O at the I/O developer conference they held last week. There, the developers declared that they will be releasing another preview in the upcoming months, before releasing the stable version of the OS.
Changes and Improvements
Some of the most interesting changes is the Notification Badges feature that was included in the update. The developers also improved the battery management tools and brought a new Notification Channels feature, which is useful for prioritizing your notifications according to type, app etc. Moreover, you can also enjoy some performance tweaks that are intended to make a better user experience of this new software.