Android O News: Name, Release Date & Features

Android O Feature Highlight: Wi-Fi Automatically Enables Itself When Near a Saved Network

Android O Feature Highlight: Wi-Fi Automatically Enables Itself When Near a Saved Network

With Android O, Google will make it easier for your device to automatically connect to known Wi-Fi networks. A new feature in Android O, currently hidden and disabled in the developer preview, will automatically turn on Wi-Fi when you are near a saved network.

Android O Feature Highlight: Quick Settings Now Act as Toggles

Android O Feature Highlight: Quick Settings Now Act as Toggles

In Android Nougat, Google gave the Quick Settings a major overhaul both in terms of their look and functionality. With Android O, Google is once again tweaking how Quick Settings tiles work.

Android O Feature Highlight: Autofill API

Android O Feature Highlight: Autofill API

This is not a feature per se but a new Autofill API introduced by Google in Android O will allow password managers to work more elegantly in the OS. Using the API, password managers will be able to use the Autofill API to easily fill your login credentials in other apps and services.

Android O Feature Highlight: You Can Now Snooze Notifications

Android O Feature Highlight: You Can Now Snooze Notifications

Google completely revamped the notification settings in Nougat, and with Android O, it is further tweaking things for a better user experience. Aside from Notification channels, Google has also introduced the ability to snooze notification in Android O.

Android O Feature Highlight: Custom Lock Screen Shortcuts

Android O Feature Highlight: Custom Lock Screen Shortcuts

Since Marshmallow, Google has used the hidden System UI Tuner menu to hide useful customisation options in the OS. The first Developer Preview of Android O is no different and hides some interesting customisation options under System UI tuner, with one of them being the ability to customise the lock screen shortcuts.

Android O Feature Highlight: High-Quality Bluetooth Audio Streaming

Android O Feature Highlight: High-Quality Bluetooth Audio Streaming

Audio has always been one of Android’s key weakness. After years of work, Google has finally gotten around to get the audio latency to respectable levels in Nougat. With Android O, the company has even gone ahead and added a new AAudio Pro API for professional audio apps for an even lower audio latency.

Android O Features: All the New and Hidden Features We’ve Found So Far

Android O Features: All the New and Hidden Features We’ve Found So Far

Earlier this week, Google surprised everyone by releasing the first Developer Preview of Android O. Unlike Nougat, Android O is not as feature packed as Android Nougat. Instead, it comes with plenty of minor enhancements and APIs that will help in improving the overall experience of using the OS.

Android O Gallery: A Visual Glimpse of the New Features

Android O Gallery: A Visual Glimpse of the New Features

At first glance, it might look like that Android O is not packed with as many new features as Nougat was. While the OS surely lacks as many headlining new features as Nougat, it still comes with its fair share of new features and enhancements to play around with. For now, Google has only released the Android O Developer Preview build for compatible Nexus and Pixel devices. 

Here’s How 1Password for Android Will Work on Android O With The New Autofill API

Here’s How 1Password for Android Will Work on Android O With The New Autofill API

Autofill API is among the major new API being introduced by Google in Android O. As the name suggests, the API will allow password managers and similar apps to easily fill login information in other apps without any hacks and workarounds.

Final Android O Build To Release in Q3, 2017; Next Developer Preview Build To Release in May

Final Android O Build To Release in Q3, 2017; Next Developer Preview Build To Release in May

Yesterday, Google dropped the first Developer Preview of Android O. The latest version of Android comes with little user-facing changes, with most of the improvements being related to improving the overall experience of using the OS. In its announcement, Google noted that the first Developer Preview of Android O will not be available through the Android beta program because it is buggy and has stability issues.