If the two or three write-ups we have already done about the new Android O Developer Preview weren’t enough, we now have a recap in video form. I know, I know, even though there doesn’t appear to be a lengthy list of new goodies in Android O, we still managed to show you quite a bit of stuff in the clip below. (more…)
Android O is official today and available for those with supported devices to start poking around in. We’ve already shared the official changelog, gave you the new Android O wallpaper to download, and have a nice video overview on the way to show off most of the new stuff, but we also wanted to put together a post that touches on some of the smaller changes. These are the changes that Google won’t highlight, yet you might find them really useful.
These are the other changes to Android O. (more…)
Google just released the first Android O Developer Preview! For real, though, it’s here!
Android O will introduce new features by way of background limits on apps (think battery life boost), notification channels (more control over notifications), picture-in-picture, adaptive icons, autofill in apps, and more. Full details on what’s new can be found here.
This morning, Google announced that Google Search will soon (starting today) begin showing shortcuts to some of its most popular tools. This is the broader rollout of a feature that has been in testing for some time. In fact, we showed you these shortcuts back in early February.
The shortcuts, once they start showing on your device, will be found just under the search bar as you load up the Google app or swipe over into Google Now in the Now Launcher. You can see exactly what this looks like in the image above. (more…)
A new Android beta update is arriving today, according to Googler Orrin Hancock. The update will arrive as build NPG47I for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player. (more…)
It’s St. Patty’s Day, so it’s understandable if many of you are already a few Guinness beers deep. We don’t judge here. Anyway, before you have too much fun, be sure to catch up on the latest Android news to take place this week. If you’re interested in the HTC U Ultra, Galaxy S8 or LG G6, it was a good week for you. (more…)