Roon "audio focus" not enabled in Android. Roon pauses playback when notification received rather than ducking audio

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Centos07 latest version running build of latest v1.8

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

focussing on just the android phone; Sony XZ1 Android 9 on wifi

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

Sony xz1 with bluetooth headphones

Description Of Issue

Android “Audio Focus” is not enabled properly.
When playing roon audio on my Android phone, audio should duck when i receive notifications, not pause as it currently does.
This is due to “audio focus” feature not being implemented; https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media-apps/audio-focus
All other music apps, spotify, google music, youtube, plexamp implement this properly

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I have this issue too. I find playing Tidal through Roon on android better than playing on Tidal android directly. But since I cannot mute notifications, which seems to play it uninterrupted, it continues to be an issue while on ringer mode. It is very annoying and hope they find a solution for this. If there is already one, would be great if someone comments on it