Android O new feature adds a progress bar when installing APKs

Android O has a ton of new features and we get to learn about them piece by piece, as various reports uncover previously unknown feats. The latest one is this useful progress bar that will help you know better how much time installing an APK will take, discovered by Android Police. 

Keep in mind that you get this while installing third-party APKs, and not in the Google Play Store, where you already have a progress bar.

The other cool new addition in comparison to Nougat is that you get a new and quite useful cancel button that you can press in the middle of the installation process.

Along with the big improvements that Google makes for battery life, it is little things make all the difference for Android O. We'll keep on telling them about them as they appear.

source and images: Android Police



1. AronWunarso

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3. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Isn't that already the case on some phones like Samsung's ?

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Touchwiz already has the features for all versions up to Android Z tbh

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Tab A6 doesn't have that feature.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Tab A (6) is by no means a flagship device. The latest and greatest TW iteration is usually found in Samsung's flagship phones.

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yup, I know. Non flagship users are treated like trash especially Samsung. Plus, knowing that it's phone counterparts like the A3, A5, and A7 are or par with flagships, the Tab A6 7 inch feels like an insult. It should have the J monicker. Im stuck with it, unfortunately. It's our company work device.

4. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013


6. Cat97

Posts: 1969; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Incredibile new feature.

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