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Android O: All the new features... so far

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Android O: All the new features... so far

Android O is, sort of, here.

Google just unveiled a Developer Preview of the next version of Android, which is non-ambiguously called "Android O" and gives little to no hints (that we know of) for its future sweet name. Is it Oreo? Is it Orange Whip? Remains to be seen.

O...M...G...

Back on Android O: this one seems more like an evolutionary update than a revolutionary one, and that's a good thing. Most of the fresh new features on board look like they will further evolve the user experience and make it better across all areas.

Sarcasm mode ON: Google has not thrown in a new messaging app on board. Bummer.

Cringy and stupid jokes aside, it's time to delve head-first into the developer preview and see what's new in the gallery below. Also, make sure to check out our full preview of Android O by visiting the link below:




Android O: All the new features... so far
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posted on 21 Mar 2017, 13:49

1. Stranger (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Jan 2017)


There was a lot of talk going about android and chrome OS merging and Google will be changing the kernel from Linux to magneta. So now does it mean that it will not happen ?

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:04 4

4. trojan_horse (Posts: 3644; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Those were just rumors s... bruh.

But I think the Android and Chrome OS merging will indeed happen, just not with Android O.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:10

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 2284; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Was there a live stream for this?

posted on 22 Mar 2017, 03:20 1

54. Emmanuel444 (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Oct 2016)


Damn!!! I thought u are long gone nd u are f**king irritating see u comment.......°•°

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 13:50 1

2. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3260; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Oatmeal Cookie.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 17:59 1

48. Remmy (Posts: 141; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


As long as it's chocolate chip lol

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:01

3. megaSUNNY (Posts: 84; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


The name would be more interesting than those features. Oreo....
Still no dark theme for now. It would be funny if it's named Oreo as the cookie has both dark, light shade and if os wouldn't have dark theme.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 15:11 1

20. vincelongman (Posts: 4877; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


There may be native theming support
Dont get too excited as might not be ready for the final release, but its promising

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/21/android-o-feature-spotlight-looks-like-android-may-getting-native-support-themes/

posted on 22 Mar 2017, 01:09

51. Zylam (Posts: 985; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


How many times have they discovered native theming support in an Android build? I've given up hope now.

posted on 22 Mar 2017, 05:17 1

55. vincelongman (Posts: 4877; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Never

There's been dark mode in the M and N Previews
But never native full theming support

That being said, I wont be surprised if it gets delayed until 8.1 or 9

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:09 1

5. trojan_horse (Posts: 3644; Member since: 06 May 2016)


"This one will severely limit the implicit broadcasts, background services, and location updates a given app can execute in the background, which spells good things for your potential battery life."

That sounds great in concept, will wait to try it out before being excited.

And I generally do like having background processes, as it reduces app loading time.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:12 1

7. shield (Posts: 441; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


Android O- Orgasmus :-D :-D :-D

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:12 1

8. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1633; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Well that's fast. If it's not Oreo then it's a fail.

posted on 22 Mar 2017, 01:10

52. Zylam (Posts: 985; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Yup, they can't give up such an insane opportunity but Nutella never happened so doesn't look good.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:15

9. notfair (Posts: 101; Member since: 30 Jan 2017)


these Background limits were introduced with stamina mode a long time ago then huawei implemented something similar... now android O is messing things up..

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:15 1

10. remixfa (Posts: 14583; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Sounds positively boring but useful. I like it.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:22 2

11. dmitrilp_ (Posts: 301; Member since: 12 Sep 2016)


WTF, Android O when Nougat is only on 2 percent of Android devices, Android sucks.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:32 8

12. Podrick (Posts: 1029; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Still the best mobile OS for me. The competition isn't good enough for me.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:45 2

14. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12983; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Software always progresses faster than hardware. So what? I don't need the latest version of Android.

I buy a device every year. I never have to wait for updates.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 14:47 5

16. Tyrion_Lannister (Posts: 761; Member since: 21 Oct 2016)


Android O will come in September. It may seem fast but they just announce one every year.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 15:52 3

27. marorun (Posts: 4870; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Android is the only mobile OS with good app choice and easy to switch OEM when you wish ( can take almost any OEM i want like LG , HTC , samsung ect )

Cant do thats with ios you have iphone or iphone lol.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 15:53 1

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 16223; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The best is subjective. Don't make me have to educate you.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 16:15 12

36. tedkord (Posts: 13140; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Go ahead. We could all use a laugh.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 17:43

44. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


So you really think Android has better app choice than iOS?

Maro.......run from here. You donot belong to Earth.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 17:49 1

45. joeytaylor (Posts: 831; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I am pretty sure he did not say that.

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 17:51

46. SleeperOne (Posts: 360; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


*Mxy/Batmite

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 22:47

49. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Can you explain what he said?

posted on 22 Mar 2017, 07:44

56. joeytaylor (Posts: 831; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


"Android is the only mobile OS with good app choice and easy to switch OEM when you wish ( can take almost any OEM i want like LG , HTC , samsung ect )"

posted on 22 Mar 2017, 11:28

58. AmashAziz (Posts: 792; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


I asked you to explain the first sentence, not troll on me by copying and pasting his words. Useless guy.......

posted on 22 Mar 2017, 12:14

59. joeytaylor (Posts: 831; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I did answer.....if you read his comment it is self explanatory

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