Clock apps are often not updated except at the time of a major OS update. Since Android 7.1 developer previews on the schedule in times to come, there is a good chance that there would be some process on this front. The new version is capable of tracking timers and stopwatches in all types of reboots.
Now timers and stopwatches will keep running during reboots. This is an important update. Sometimes during the middle of something, you will need to restart your smartphone or device due to some problem in device. The good news is that these stopwatches will not stop. Android Police, a reputable website, “I’ve confirmed this works really well with timers, but it seems the stopwatch might be a little less reliable. Both worked fine on my Nexus 6P running Nougat 7.0, but the stopwatch appears to lose time on devices running Marshmallow 6.0 and below.”
Google’s apps is coming with a new stream of round icons and shortcuts for quite some time. It’s trying to add some more shortcuts. V4.6 is not lagging far behind. It will add quick ways to navigate to the desired screen in order to perform a specific action. This will allow users to create new alarm and timer or activate the screen saver.
Unlike earlier clock apps, they are dynamically added at runtime via a newly added API. So you can get the shortcut feature only in Android 7.1 and next version. You can’t get those via third-party app launchers.
Apart from that, there are a couple of quick UI changes that we can see, though they are not many in number. An option in overflow menu has been renamed and night mode is known as screen saver.
A new icon has been added at the bottom part of the clock. It’s still red and carries some generic type of look. The grid like planet has been replaced with one that looks like north and south America.
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