Android O settings search gets a makeover, much more useful now

You can now get more context when you search in the settings menu in Android O. The new settings search option returns more context as it shows you what each result relates to and it also recognizes apps, so that you can type things like 'Facebook' to go directly to the app settings. 

Earlier, you needed to go into the apps menu and find the particular app to see its settings, while this new search option is much faster and more convenient.

Another neat option that has been added with the latest Android O and that was missing until now, was to remove previous searches.

The changes are live in the latest Android O betas that you can currently test on Google's Pixel phones, as well as on the latest Nexus devices. You can check out the new search settings in the screenshots right below, and you can also take a look at our full video overview of Android O's new features.

image credit: Android Police



1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That looks terrible. Samsung's looks sooooooo much more livelier This looks so dry and bland!

2. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

The real problem is that less than 5% of Android users like me will be able to use it. Because of lame manufacturers like Samsung updating only their two most recent devices or putting heavy useless skins. The one last (if not only lol) thing Android must copy from Windows is the 3rd party driver system.

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