8 New Features in Android O


Google released the developer preview for Android O few days. New version coming with lots of excited features and today i give full info on new features in Android O.

Android still not reveal the name of next OS version but buzz that Android 8.0 name should be "Oreo". So let's start, new features list in Android O.

1. Setting Menu

First biggest change we can see in setting menu in Android O. The combination of dark gray text on an all-white background look good. But, side navigation menu introduced in Android Nougat is removed, but all of the various menus have been reorganized to make the Settings menu simple and sober.

2. Battery Saving Mode

Finally, Android O might fix issues with standby battery drain. Doze Mode helped quite a bit in this regard when it was introduced with Marshmallow, then improved upon with Nougat. But now, Google's tightening the reins on actions that apps can perform in the background. Background Execution Limits being imposed in Android O will ensure that apps won't run with background services. Also, apps can only request location updates "a few times each hour." The location restrictions will apply to all apps. So, Google is really working hard to solve battery drain problem.

3. Snooze Notifications

One of the best change in Android O is you can now set snooze individual notifications. Like,when a message comes through, but you don't have time for it, just swipe to the right, then tap the clock icon to snooze the notification. This will make the message go away for 15 minutes, then come right back when the time is up. You can also change the snooze length right after you've snoozed a notification.

4. Custom Lock Screen Shortcuts

Another good addition to the System UI  is a new lock screen shortcut menu, It lets you add custom shortcuts that will show up in the bottom corners of your lock screen. You can pick any installed app to one of these spaces, and there are several handy shortcuts to choose from, also you set selfie camera directly.

5. Picture-in-Picture Mode

Android O will now allow apps to be viewed in Picture-in-Picture mode. This will be a special type of split-screen window that should be particularly useful for watching videos while performing other tasks, though apps will need to be updated to support the new API.

6. New Battery Menu

One of the biggest change in Android O is the battery menu. But it's more than just a visual refresh. Common battery-related options such as Adaptive brightness and Battery saver are now near the top of the menu for easy access, and the battery usage graph is a bit easier to read. But the most interesting change here is a set of statistics at the bottom of the main menu, which tell you specifically how much of your battery was used by mobile network scanning and the device's display.

7. Remove "No More Unknown Sources"

In previous OS versions, we have a choice of enable "Unknown Sources" in Settings, then just open an APK. But in Android O, this setting is removed, and now, you will need to trust individual apps before you can install APK.

8. Text Selection Menu 

The text selection menu in Android O has also been updated. It now includes intelligent actions that can vary depending on the type of text you are selected. Select a URL, and Android O will suggest opening it in Chrome. Select a phone number, and the Dialer app will appear. An address, and Maps will also pop-in.

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