Everything new in Android O: features and changes

Everybody has several questions like what’s the newest version Android operating system or what’s the newest android?  To answer you here are all the Android developer latest news. In the world of mobile operating software, the latest and new operating software had been launched and it’s almost ready to roll out in your Smartphone.  It’s specially created for android users to create a better experience for them, and that upcoming software name is Android O, this latest operating software is almost ready to come to your Smartphone. The producer this OS has rolled out its final version of the Android O public beta.

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According to the reports, the beta version is doing well and is reliable. Android O is basically the 8th mobile operating system by the company, the last one being Android Nougat. Google launched this operating software in a well-planned way, it has taken all major things in consideration before the launching of this product. Google has done several tests of this OS and this test can be seen Preview session. The Android Developer O have their fourth preview, which was released to candidates with all bug fixes and by this final version of the preview, it’s well confirmed that the this Android O is up-to-date and ready for rollout. This was the final preview before the stable version is unveiled later in 2017. Meanwhile, it has to be noted that the Android O will be distributed via OTA server to Smartphones like Google Nexus and Google Pixel. It will also be available for Android Emulator users enrolled in the Android Beta Program.

You can register your Smartphone for Beta program. But first, you need to check that if your Smartphone is eligible or not. If your device is eligible for this you need to visit Google Android’s Beta Program website (http://www.google.com/android/beta). Here you will get the OTA Android O and then the final version when it is announced. Alternatively, you can download the version by manual flashing from (http://developer.android.com/preview/download.html). But you must be aware that, by doing this all your previous data will be wiped off from your Smartphone, so it’s better to keep a backup of it. Also, you need to be enrolled in the Android Beta Program to get the final version.
From the several previews of Android O, it’s well seen that this version of android is full of many features that will be easy for Android user. In this version, android has taken a good care of their customers and added all the features that will make Android users easy to do work in Android mobile. The latest version of Android comes with better notifications support across the OS, picture-in-picture support, auto fill and a lot more. Most of the major visual changes in Android O are relegated to the redesigned settings menu, but there are a few minor tweaks elsewhere in the UI like in the notification shade. Material Design is still the order of the day because Android O focuses on important background changes like notification channels to providing even greater control over the Android system.

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Android O release schedule:

The Android O release will ultimately become Android 8.0 with the most popular guess still being Android Oreo. Earlier this year, Google shared a timeline for the rollout of each preview build. The first developer preview arrived in mid-March, with the second developer preview dropping during Google I/O in mid-May, and the third in mid-June. The fourth and final preview arrived in mid-July, right on schedule. The public version of Android 8.0 will be out for supported Pixel, Nexus and Android One devices sometime in Q3, most likely in late August or early September.

What’s new in Android O?

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With the final release of Android O developer preview, 4 here are some important Features that Android O will have, take look to it.

Stop apps from displaying over other apps:

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A new toggle in the Notifications settings menu allows you to disable the ability for selected apps to draw over the top of other apps. The description for setting one of the toggles to on is “no sound or visual interruption” as it is with most other apps’ notification toggles.

Adaptive notification dots:

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Recently Google in Google I/O 2017 was demoing notification dots (which essentially number fewer notification badges with nifty launcher shortcut) this would be coming up in Android O; the dots appear in various colors drawn from the app icon they relate to.
The battery drain issue seems to have been corrected and the camera launch delay has also been fixed.

Font, lock screen, and notifications changes:

There are a few font changes. On the lock screen, the clock is slightly smaller and the date is no longer in all caps. In the status bar, the battery percentage is slightly bolder and the carrier info and time have been given a little more space on the left and right respectively.
In the toggles area at the top of the notifications shade, the date is now in a slightly less condensed font which makes it a little more legible at a glance and the card-like spacer between the toggles and the notifications has been removed. The mobile data toggle has also been changed back to its old look.

Other stuff:

A new battery remaining animation has been added.  The order of the Wi-Fi and mobile data icons have been reversed in the status bar. An Icon Badge option now appears in the home screen settings, which enables app notification dots.

Fluid Experiences:

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Fluid Experiences is one of the latest features that Google has dreamed off to include in OS and Google has made it possible. It was announced at Google I/O 2017, Fluid Experiences is Google’s way of helping you be more productive and enjoy multitasking tools in your everyday use.

Tensor Flow, The new tool assists lower powered devices to keep up with the today’s demanding processes. TensorFlow Lite uses techniques like LSTM to improve your experience. Android O has a new framework from Android.

There are also few cool tools within this grouping, including Picture-in-Picture, Smart Text Selection, Auto-Fill and Notification Dots with long-press actions on the Home screen. Let’s see about this:


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From the above name, it has been already clear to you that what this means?. If not, let me explain you. Google is adding a Picture-in-Picture mode to Android O. With a YouTube video playing, just tap the Home button and the video will pop into a small window that can remain on screen as you navigate other apps on your device. You can slide the video around for best placement, and then simply slide it off the screen to terminate.

The long-press functionality, a future of Smart Text Selection:

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Google has done a huge change in it as we’ve all seen the basic text highlighting features, the copy/paste dialogue in Android, but Google has some more in it as they have included their smart AI in it. Now long-press will not only be copy/paste method, it will also include several more smart and intelligent action in it. With Android O, highlighting text includes further features, using Google AI to intelligently act on the words. For instance, if you highlight a phone number, you can just tap to dial. If you highlight an address, a single tap will start navigation. Best of all, highlighting is more intelligent itself, selecting phrases or full addresses, for example, instead of just single words.


Android O will soon include features under the banner Vitals, including security tools, OS optimizations, and tools for developers to better suit your device usage. You will enjoy the improved battery life and security
Wise Limits will apply to background services, preventing apps from running in the background for too long. The goal is to dramatically reduce battery consumption, keeping you up and running through your day.

Other stuff:

Wi-Fi Awareness allows your Android O device or app to communicate with other devices and apps in the vicinity over Wi-Fi without requiring an actual internet connection. There are also some major optimizations to the Android runtime (ART) responsible for handling your apps and WebView has also seen some enhancements you’re unlikely to ever even notice.

Notifications shade:

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When you swipe down the notifications shade you’ll see the first visual changes in Android O. The strip of six toggles at the top of the notifications shade now takes up a little more space on-screen and there’s a little reordering of the toggles in Android O since Nougat. A new condensed font for the date and time means that information takes up less space, which is fortunate because there are now more status bar icons visible.
A new condensed font for the date and time means that information takes up less space, which is fortunate because there are now more status bar icons visible.

Quick Settings:

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Looking at the Quick Settings themselves, Google has changed things up yet again. In Android O, the Quick Settings with a line underneath (Wi-Fi, cellular, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb) have a double function. You can tap the icon to toggle the setting on and off, but if you tap the word underneath the toggle, you’ll open up the mini settings menu instead.
Generally speaking, everything is in the same place, but a few changes are noticeable. What we can see right now all this does is change the Quick Settings area from light to dark but it may evolve into the long-awaited system-wide dark theme in later developer previews.


Android O is a new shape of mobile OS which is redefining, redressing the Smartphones. Android O is very much similar to most recent android OS i.e. Android nougat but it is further strengthening the granular nature of control in Android. Many features are better than ever before and the user will also enjoy it. Like, User-facing notification and permission management are better than ever before and Android itself is taking an even more aggressive stance to apps that treat precious system resources with reckless abandon.
Android O, the new android will also support Auto fill API’s well-planned and users will get the benefits of much-awaited features like adaptive icons, picture-in-picture mode, app badges and navigation bar tweaks.  New android version 8.0 will soon be rolling out by Google. If you want to use the newest Android you can download it as I have mentioned it above. This all information source is from android development news, android developer site and some information shared by Android developer.

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