In their Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session today, the Google team takes on Bluetooth. Specifically, if Android Oreo can make it suck less.
The team is aware of all the Bluetooth errors and inconsistencies evident on many Android phones and have used a trick they learned while writing the new system elements for Android N on the Pixel.
In "regular" speech, they simplified code for the critical UI elements so that it was more linear and the system didn't have to wait for a task to get scheduled and have its turn. Cutting out the unnecessary delay and processing is much of what makes the UI on the Pixel as fluid and lag-free as it is. Using these same techniques on Bluetooth should mean more data gets sent in the same amount of time, and less time is being spent processing it at the source. This makes for a better connection and uninterrupted stream.
As noted, this was done since the last developer beta was released, so we haven't seen it in action yet. We look forward to seeing it, along with all the other final tweaks and refinements now that Android Oreo is officially released.
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