The evolution of Android over the years is undeniable. And not only in the graphic aspect but also in the functionality. For example, notifications, the biggest advantage of Android, have evolved very aptly and we will even see new developments in Android Nougat.
And is that in Android Nougat will see things as expected , such as split screen, silent updates or Data saver to save on data consumption.But there are still some features that are still missing and I would like to see soon, hopefully for Android L.
Improved burglary security
In September of 2013 Apple introduced a very interesting function in iOS 7, called “Kill Switch” . Basically it is that you can not do a factory reset to the terminal if you do not know the password of the Apple account that was being used. This made iPhone steals drastically reduced .
Google was not far behind and introduced a similar feature in Android 5.1 Lollipop. When you reset a terminal you have to enter the Google account, even if it is done from the recovery. The problem is that there are ways to skip this protection (even with updated terminals ) and this should not be so.
Google should improve this mechanism and also force all manufacturers to use it. Hopefully this functionality improves over time and will reduce theft of Android terminals once and for all.
Another feature that I would like to see soon in Android is that there is a desktop mode , where applications can float and the resolution is greater.The reason? That Android takes off as a PC platform.
This should be available at any terminal, whether a manufacturer that use Android operating system PC or a mobile that one point is connected to an external display .
The future of Android as a PC can be very promising , but Google must improve certain aspects of the operating system, which today is not focused on these applications. I hope the rumors are true that say, Android will actually go down that road .
Ok Google with the screen off
As discussed in the latest Google I / O conversational mode Google Now is going to improve a lot with Assistant . And this requires a much-needed Android improvement: you can use the “OK Google” command with the screen off .
Yes, it is true, there are a few terminals that already support it (basically the Nexus, some Samsung and some Motorola). Many think it is because these terminals have specific hardware that allows you to “listen” without spending much battery. And it is true, but also is that many more terminals have such hardware (comes standard on many SoC) and the command with the screen off is not available.
The problem is that Google requires two things besides the specific hardware: a specific codecs and a certification. And here comes the problem, Google does not seem to have an interest in certifying terminals.But if Assistant is going to be all that they have promised we need to be able to interact with the phone without touching it, not even to unlock it, and Google should let manufacturers implement voice unlocking.