Android O News: Name, Release Date & Features

Android Go Is Google’s Latest Attempt to Make Android Run Smoothly on Budget Smartphones

Android Go Is Google’s Latest Attempt to Make Android Run Smoothly on Budget Smartphones

Google today announced Android Go, its latest project to make Android run better on budget Android smartphones.

Android O Beta Program Now Live for Pixel and Nexus Devices

Android O Beta Program Now Live for Pixel and Nexus Devices

As expected, Google’s Android O Beta program is now live for compatible Pixel and Nexus devices. 

Android O Introduces Notifications Dots, A New Way to Keep Up with App Notifications

Android O Introduces Notifications Dots, A New Way to Keep Up with App Notifications

 

With Android O, Google is introducing a new way for apps to show their notifications: Notifications Dots.

Android O’s Project Treble Promises Faster Android Updates

Android O’s Project Treble Promises Faster Android Updates

Google has taken quite a few steps in the last few years to help speed up the process of rolling out OS updates for smartphone OEMs. However, none of them have really helped much, with OEMs still taking months to roll out Android updates to their devices.

Android O Beta is Coming Soon

Android O Beta is Coming Soon

Google has confirmed what probably isn’t all that surprising: The Android Nougat beta is complete. So they’ve focused on what’s next.

Android O Feature Highlight: Third party VoIP Apps Can Now Integrate with System UI

Android O Feature Highlight: Third party VoIP Apps Can Now Integrate with System UI

With mobile data getting cheaper across the world with every passing month and Wi-Fi access now becoming ubiquitous, VoIP calls and apps have surged in popularity. While plenty of VoIP apps are available for Android, they have been unable to integrate properly with System UI which leads to not working properly or behaving absurdly in certain scenarios.

Android O Feature Highlight: Redesigned Settings Menu

Android O Feature Highlight: Redesigned Settings Menu

Google gave the Settings menu of Android a huge revamp with Nougat. Now, with Android O, the company is once again giving the Settings menu a huge makeover.

Android O Feature Highlight: AAudio API

Android O Feature Highlight: AAudio API

Android has long struggled with high latency for audio. Due to this, professional audio apps were never possible on the platform. Google has been trying to solve the issue since Lollipop and has made great strides on that front. 

Android O Feature Highlight: Notification Timeout

Android O Feature Highlight: Notification Timeout

Google completely revamped the notification panel of Android with Nougat, and with Android O, the company is further building on it to make it more feature rich. Apart from being able to snooze notifications, Android O will also introduce notifications timeout feature.

Android O Feature Highlight: Support for Wide Color Gamut Modes

Android O Feature Highlight: Support for Wide Color Gamut Modes

Android OEMs have been aggressively pushing the display quality in smartphones with their flagship handsets every year. Not only do Android devices feature high-resolution displays, they are also color accurate. However, due to the lack of wide color gamut support in Android, third party apps have been unable to take advantage of these displays in their apps.