Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Get Ready for the Google Pixel XXL

Get Ready for the Google Pixel XXL

Going by Google's dessert-based nomenclature for its OS updates, the next Android update is expected to be called Android Oreo.

Google could also bring background restricted activities from some apps on Android O. The tool can now be found on Chrome 57 and allows users to reduce the power consumption of bottom working tabs, thereby optimizing the duration of the battery.

A new Android beta update is arriving today, according to Googler Orrin Hancock.

Android 8 is expected to come with quite a few new features and we are very excited about the news coming out. Less than 3 percent of all Android devices have Nougat installed as of right now.

Dynamic icons that change are another of the features that have been mentioned in the report; And it is something that can now be found in the Pixel Launcher for Google Pixel smartphones.

As per the report, picture-in-picture mode, which is only available on Android TV now, may also make it into Android O. One of the greatest features to be brought by Android 7.0 Nougat is the multi-window feature which allows users to open two apps at the same time thus enhancing productivity levels. Picture-in-picture mode on iOS is just on the iPad, and we are thinking it will be available only for the Android tablets as well.

Smart selection: Perhaps the most interesting and potentially useful teased feature, this would integrate with Google Assistant to scan app text, pre-emptively highlighting important information (like phone numbers and addresses) for more easy copy-and-pasting between apps and text entry fields. Improvements to various APIs will also be included in this update, as well as the ability to have low-powered background apps. There will be several other features added to Android O, including "tons of enterprise stuff", according to the rumor mill.

Do you think that Google is content with leaving the Nexus 6 on Android 7.0 or is a fix being formulated so that users would be able to officially get back on Android 7.1.1? So far, Android 8.0 sounds like it will be bigger and better than Android Nougat.

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