New Android test device

I am reluctantly retiring my 8 year old Nexus 4, and will soon be the proud owner of a Moto G9 Play. This will allow me to test the forthcoming Android releases.

I am also hoping that by eliminating external storage, version 7.1.0 will fully support Chromebooks. This would be great because:

  • I am a huge fan of Chromebooks
  • They always run the latest version of Android
  • They are great for running the Sales Manager

New Android releases

Version 7.0.0 will be a clean up release, which removes a number of features that looked nice, but which turned out to be not so good in practice. These include:

  • Barcode scanning using the camera on a mobile phone.
  • Printing invoices directly to a wi-fi printer.
  • Maps and location services.

Version 7.1.0 will add the following features:

  • Replacing external storage with Google Drive.
  • Supporting additional email providers Outlook and Yahoo.