Even though the I/O event is more than a month away, we already know some of the plans Google has for Android O. The company previously released a Developer Preview for this system, and along with it we got to find out some interesting features we might get to see in the final version too.
Features in Android O:
- Better Settings menu. A new icon and some revamping are perfect for a new Settings menu.
- Stylish notification shade: more icons, such as Wi-Fi, SD card, battery and percentage, all make up for a great notification shade.
- Notification channels. Now you can control more of what you are seeing, and with the help of channels you can decide what type of alerts you need to see.
- Security improvements. Google made Android O even more secure against malicious apps that can threaten your phone’s security.
- Picture in picture. A tiny floating window lets you see a video while you work in other apps too. It previously appeared on the Android Nougat OS too, and TV users enjoyed it a lot.
- Icon badges. Similar to the iOS, now you can turn on icon badges that let you know the unread messages you have.
- More navigation buttons. Though we don’t know for sure what buttons will Google include in the end, it’s great that they plan to include more of them.
- Lock screen shortcuts. Shortcuts to your favorite apps help you save time when using your phone, so they’re a great addition.
- Battery benefits. Android O is going to restrict the background apps from determining your location, plus it will take care of battery-draining apps.
- Autofill options. The company will include an autofill API, thus allowing you to use a secure autofill method for password fields.