If you’ve been following the Google I/O 2017 conference at all, you’ve likely heard about some of the new features to be expected with the arrival of the all new Android O operating system. Below is everything you need to know about Google’s newest mobile OS.
Android has become a staple in the mobile OS community and now has more than 2 billion active devices using it.
The Android Beta Program is also now in full effect and anyone with a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, or Pixel XL can enroll in the program in order to download the beta of Android O. With Google’s newest version of the OS you can expect plenty of new features that will enhance the functionality of tablets and smartphones alike.
2x Better Boot Times and App Performance
Google announced yesterday at their annual I/O conference that Android users can expect a major boost in app performance as well as much quicker device boot times with Android O.
Improved Battery Life
Battery life is of utmost importance and of course longer battery life is something everyone wants. Android O will help increase battery life by limiting activity of apps running in the background.
Improved Alerts and Notifications
With Android O you’ll be able to better manage and adjust settings for app notifications. You’ll be able to place notifications into groups, use the new snooze function and also give certain alerts higher priority than others.
With the new Picture-in-Picture (aka PIP) mode you’ll be able to, for example, continue watching YouTube or Netflix videos without interruption while sharing the other half of your screen with other running apps.
Android O will be more intelligent and have the ability to better guess what it is you want to copy from one app as well as paste into other apps.
By adding new and improved audio codecs, Android O will help improve the overall sound quality of your device whether you’re using headphones or wireless speakers.
Other Notable Google O Features
- Smart Text Selection – Allows you to select names, emails, etc with a simple double tap.
- Autofill with Google – Autofill will now work out of the box with most apps.
- Downloadable fonts
- New emoji design
- Project Treble – Faster OS updates
- System update downloads can now be paused
- Security Enhancements