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.

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:




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63 Comments

1. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 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 ?

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Those were just rumors s... bruh. But I think the Android and Chrome OS merging will indeed happen, just not with Android O.

54. Emmanuel444

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 13, 2016

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

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Was there a live stream for this?

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Oatmeal Cookie.

48. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

As long as it's chocolate chip lol

3. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 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/

51. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

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

55. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 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

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 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.

7. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

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

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

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

52. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

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

9. notfair

Posts: 720; Member since: Jan 30, 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..

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Sounds positively boring but useful. I like it.

11. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

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

12. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

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

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

36. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Go ahead. We could all use a laugh.

46. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

*Mxy/Batmite

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

16. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

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

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

44. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

So you really think Android has better app choice than iOS? Maro.......run from here. You donot belong to Earth.

45. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I am pretty sure he did not say that.

49. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Can you explain what he said?

56. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 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 )"

58. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

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

59. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

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