Google Android Oreo


Oct 29, 2004
AP has already done 20 posts. They really do abuse these launches.

Google announces Android O: Focus on power management, notifications, and more

Android O developer preview images are up, no beta program / OTAs being made available

Android O Developer Preview Supports Nexus 5X and 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel and Pixel XL, and Pixel C

Android O feature spotlight: Support for aptX Bluetooth streaming (update: confirmed)

Android O Developer Preview Feature Spotlight: Adaptive icons give devs and OEMs easy shape masks, extra effects

Android O feature spotlight: Neighborhood Aware Networking (NAN) mode for WiFi

Android O feature spotlight: Picture-in-picture video for all devices and new windowing features

Android O feature spotlight: New background limits help save battery life

Feature spotlight: Android O will supposedly make navigating Android with a keyboard suck less

Android O feature spotlight: Official autofill API will save you from typing the same thing over and over

Android O fature spotlight: Android will support wide color gamut profiles in apps

Android O developer preview will include 4 releases, final version coming in Q3 2017

Android O feature spotlight: Home screen notification badges are now supported

Android O feature spotlight: You can snooze individual notifications for 15m, 30m, or 1hr

Android O feature spotlight: System UI Tuner gets a new navigation bar customizer

Android O feature spotlight: It looks like Android may be getting native support for themes

Android O feature spotlight: The settings app has been completely overhauled

[Update: Maybe not] Android O feature spotlight: Ambient display gets a downgrade

Android O feature spotlight: Custom shortcuts can now be added to the lockscreen via System UI Tuner

Android O feature spotlight: The status bar in the notification shade gets a bit more information-dense

Android O feature spotlight: Battery percentage indicator can't be placed in the icon anymore


Oct 29, 2004
Android Developers Blog: What’s New in Android: O Developer Preview 2 & More

Picture-in-picture: lets users manage two tasks simultaneously, whether it’s video calling your friend while checking your calendar, or reading a new recipe while watching a video on a specific cooking technique. We’ve designed PIP to provide seamless multitasking on any size screen, and it’s easy for apps to support it.
Notification dots extend the reach of notifications, a new way for developers to surface activity in their app, driving engagement. Built on our unique and highly regarded notification system, dots work with zero effort for most apps - we even extract the color of the dot from your icon.
Autofill with Google simplifies setting up a new device and synchronizing passwords by bringing Chrome's Autofill feature to Android. Once a user opts-in, Autofill will work out-of-the-box for most apps. Developers can optimize their apps for Autofill by providing hints about the type of data expected or add support in custom views.
A new homescreen for Android TV makes it easy for users to find, preview, and watch content provided by apps. Apps can publish one or more channels, and users can control the channels that appear on the homescreen. You’ll be able to get started with creating channels using the new TvProvider support library APIs.
Smart Text Selection: In Android O, we’re applying on-device machine learning to copy/paste, to let Android recognize entities like addresses, URLs, telephone numbers, and email addresses. This makes the copy/paste experience better by selecting the entire entity and surfacing the right apps to carry out an action based on the type of entity.
TensorFlow Lite: As Android continues to take advantage of machine learning to improve the user experience, we want our developer partners to be able to do the same. Today we shared an early look at TensorFlow Lite, an upcoming project based on TensorFlow, Google’s open source machine learning library. TensorFlow Lite is specifically designed to be fast and lightweight for embedded use cases. Since many on-device scenarios require real-time performance, we’re also working on a new Neural Network API that TensorFlow can take advantage of to accelerate computation. We plan to make both of these available to developers in a maintenance update to O later this year, so stay tuned!
System optimizations: in Android O, we’ve done a lot of work across the system to make apps run faster and smoother. For example we made extensive changes in our runtime - including new optimizations like concurrent compacting garbage collection, code locality, and more.
Background limits: up to now it’s been fairly easy for apps to unintentionally overuse resources while they’re in the background, and this can adversely affect the performance of the system. So in O, we've introduced new limits on background location and wi-fi scans, and changes in the way apps run in the background. These boundaries prevent overuse -- they’re about increasing battery life and freeing up memory.
New Android Vitals Dashboards in the Play Console: today we launched six Play Console dashboards to help you pinpoint common issues in your apps - excessive crash rate, ANR rate, frozen frames, slow rendering, excessive wakeups, and stuck wake locks, including how many users are affected, with guidance on the best way to address the issues. You can visit the Play Console today to see your app's data, then learn how to address any issues.
O Developer Preview 2, Now in Public Beta

Today’s release of O Developer Preview 2 is our first beta-quality candidate, available to test on your primary phone or tablet. We’re inviting those who want to try the beta release of Android O to enroll now at -- it’s an incredibly convenient way to preview Android O on your Nexus 5X, 6P, and Player, as well as Pixel, Pixel XL, or Pixel C device.

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