Android O: 8 essential upcoming features to look out for

Android O is just around the corner - we are likely to see it officially unveiled in just two or three weeks' time when it'll take the reins and supersede Android Nougat at the top.

We've already made a comprehensive overview of the upcoming major version of the operating system, but we are a bit too excited about it. Early-to-mid August simply can't come soon enough!

With that in mind, it wouldn't hurt to outline the important upcoming features that will make Android connoisseurs' lives all the more easier.

We've already previewed the upcoming release as well as followed its development overtime, but now it's time to highlight some of its more important features.

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1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"The fewer app processes are allowed to run rampant in the background, the better the battery life, and therefore, the experience of the users will be." Yeah, but at the expense of better multitasking.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I think you'll have access to the restrictions management on all applications for you to play with. And the's software based right? I'm excited for that. Hope it beings the good stuff since Sony has a part with it.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not really concerned with the ban on Implicit Broadcasts There's JobScheduler instead, which is better for users' battery life Explicit Broadcasts are still allowed (what apps like Tasker use) If they ban Explicit Broadcasts, then I'll be pissed (unless there's a suitable alternative)

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Still no themes, eh?

5. MattPerkins1

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

But will still be behind on security, updates, privacy and performance. New features which aren't very useful that only geeks and hipster care about. This pathetic OS should die already.

6. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

iFanatics are not needed on this site, move along.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4258; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

People that are concerned about security, privacy and performance know exactly which android phones to buy and will not have any worries. But you continue to use your restricted OS that only operates based on how Timmy wants you to use your phone.

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Android is superior than iOS, period... The ones bragging about their iPhones are nothing but attention seeking cry-babies... I absolutely despise the psyche of these type of individuals" "Oh, look at me, I hate Android, Pay me attention, I'm alone and need some TLC!" Anyhow, I considered an iPhone but it's the restriction of iOS that kept me from buying one over The Galaxy S6... My phone is now running on Samsung Experience on top of Android Nougat and it's definitely the best looking UI in the WORLD, let it be a mobile or desktop OS... And I absolutely love the productivity and overall fluidness of Microsoft's Arrow Launcher and the typing experience of The Blackberry Keyboard... Not to mention the fact that notifications are handled MUCH better on Android than iOS as there's no swipe to dismiss gesture, neither there's an option for bundled notifications, even in the latest iOS 10 and iOS 11... And then there's the 'openness' itself... Blackberry Keyboard is not available to non-Blackberry devices, but it's no biggie, trust me...! Don't want to pay for an app or want to try out the fully featured app for a few days before paying-up to the developers...? Side-loading is your friend...! Oh well, G'Day!

12. Heisenberg

Posts: 377; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Where did you sideload your bb keyboard from and what version are you making use of?

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I'm sure you haven't heard about "Project Treble" that will come with Android O...

10. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

Well thats why there is competition and choice. You can always switch to your favourite closed os that needs a cable, a pc and ifumes to change your ringtone. Good luck with that mate.

11. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

iPathetic Android haters.

15. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its funny people want choice for this and that but why not for phones. I'm an Android guy but I still wouldn't want apple to go away never the less.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

One of the problems of the world is people becoming a docile team player for the favorite team over the development of critical thinking. It really a dangerous development.

13. PhoneGuy414

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 20, 2017

Lol, so, in other words, Android is becoming more and more like iOS everyday? Yeah, pretty much.... Android is finally getting notification dots? Wow it took them long enough.... for people talking ish about notifications on iOS... I can 3D Touch on ANY notification I have and reply instantly from anywhere on the device and not lose my current progress. Along with going right to the specific task by simply pressing on the bubble... so your arguments are completely invalid..... Android is finally getting under the hood enhancements for security and performance? Wow that stuff has been on iOS for years now.... hence why iOS has been outperforming Android for YEARS.... some people will never learn that custom themes and ROMS can greatly HURT your device.... It's good to see Android maturing. But let's be real... it'll never be on the level iOS is on under the hood... that's where iOS shines and it'll continue to do so... that's why more and more Android users are converting to iOS daily...

14. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I'd say both operating systems reached parity a few years ago. Only a blind acolyte would fail to see that.

16. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Too true both OS look like they have borrowed from each other.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Ios is for simple people who get headache setting up bluetooth let alone playing with custom ROM.

18. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I currently use a pixel, but I bet most of you Android users will get your panties up in a bunch for this... iPhone already has all of these features.

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