Android 8.0 OS Features: Expected To Include New Notifications, App Icon Badges, Picture-In-Picture, More

Google’s Android operating system has already seen a total number of seven iterations since 2012. Leaks although revealed three existing new features for Android 8.0 already, as well as expected to include more than ever additions inside the new OS platform. Android 8.0 O, the next major iteration of Google’s mobile OS is would be? Following Android Alpha and Android Beta, Google always named its Android OS updates after sweet treats, and all in alphabetical order. So far we’ve had Cupcake, Donut. Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and the current Nougat versions.

What will be the next Android OS be called is in question now. In 2017 Google will be looking for a sweet treat beginning with ‘O’. Trouble is, there really aren’t that many, in fact has to be named Oreo? Or according to the Tech Advisor team could come up with Orange, Oatcake and Oh! Henry. It could even shake things up entirely and shock us all with something like Android OMG (Oh My God).

The next-generation of Android OS might not be that far away from its first developer preview, but apart from one collection of rumors including mentions of smarter messaging and gesture-based shortcuts, there have been little to no clues as to what changes the update has in store for us. With 9to5Google listing outed a bunch of new features and changes that might apparently make it to the release, though without any detailed description for each.

We however round up the Android O name and release date rumors which will offer essential Android apps and best android games, at the same time also looking ahead to Android’s next version update, still see new inclusions and fixes coming to Android Nougat. The publication notes that while this information was received second-hand, there is reason to believe that the unnamed original source could indeed have grabbed said info.

The first is called Copy Less, and will reportedly give your Android phone the ability to automatically detect the relevant info you would want to copy from a source when you’re sending a text or an email attachment. All from the past leaks, the second rumored feature would come straight from Apple’s playbook, the ability to tap on an address in a message and have Google maps automatically open and point you to that location. This same functionality has existed on iOS for years, so it’s about to reach on time Android got it. Finally, the third feature – which the source claims that finger gestures could be included in Android 8.0 version. One of the gesture commands would eventually allow users to draw the letter “C” on their display to bring their contacts.

From today’s speculated point of view, the features expected to include in the list is a revamp of the notification system, though what it entails hasn’t been specified. More self explanatory would be mentions of app icon badges for notifications and picture-in-picture mode, with the former likely referring to the inclusion of numerical badges similar to the ones that appear over iOS app icons when they have active notifications.

Picture-in-picture capability was rolled out to the Android TV platform with the release of Nougat. With Android O, Google might be planning to bring that same to its tablets, even smartphones as well. Next major feature mentioned in the list is a small text selection toolbar that integrates with Google Assistant, this might refer to a previously rumored feature called “Copy Less” – which automatically recognize copy useful info off a screen. “You won’t ever be copying and pasting a bunch of irrelevant information and then deciding whether or not it’s worth the effort to delete the sections of text that you don’t want to send.”

Remaining mentions include the ability to restrict background activities much like the stricter throttling added to Chrome 57, “adaptive” icons, and “tons” of enterprise features. Don’t miss to read: Google Chrome 57 Update Focuses On Better Battery Life, Reduce CPU Load, More


To regenerate the aforementioned, the source of this rumor bundle hasn’t relatively provided any details regarding these features yet, meaning we can only speculate what each might offer. With this little knowledge about the update, however, we can’t really complain. What do you say?

(Source: 9to5Google)

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