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How to Hide the Persistent Notification for Background Apps in Android O

Android O is looking to bring major enhancements to the Android OS we all know and love. Picture-in-picture mode for phones, notification channels, smart text selection, autofill services, and under the hood many, many changes to enhance your battery life, performance, and security. One feature that is supposed to help users sort out issues with...

How to Freeze Any App’s Background Processes without Root on Android 7.0+

Android has always been considered the more "powerful" mobile platform when compared to iOS because of how much freedom its 3rd-party applications have. This enables a lot of automation to take place simply because Android applications can do more tasks while they're running in the background. However, this comes with a downside as it opens the...

Android 7.1+ has a “Panic Detection” Mode that Detects Frantic Back Button Presses

While many readers of Android-centric websites such as our own are less likely to come across situations where a rogue application compromises their system, the same may not be true for the general population. Nearly every week we hear from various security researchers about new malware targeting Android users. Most of these malicious attacks can...

Google is working on an Always On Ambient Display Mode for the Pixel

Feature image: Samsung's Always-on Display Mode. Ambient Display is one of the best features available on certain Android phones with OLED screens. This feature was originally brought to life with the introduction of Moto Display on the 2013 Moto X, but a version of it has since become incorporated into AOSP so any vendor can implement it...

The OnePlus 3/3T Will Receive Android O by the End of 2017

The OnePlus 5 may be the the talk of the town right now, but OnePlus still has a lot to prove to consumers when it comes to updating their older devices. OnePlus previously confirmed that the company would be updating their previous flagship smartphones to Android O, but thanks to a recent AMA that the company...

Despite Removal, You Can Still Customize Nav Bar & Lockscreen in Android O DP3 — Here’s How

The Android O Developer Preview has now reached its third release, meaning the final APIs are ready and Google is readying up for an imminent and proximate release with only minor bug fixes to be expected in the remaining Developer Preview. With previous Android O previews, we saw tons of refinements to the user interface...

Android O is All But Confirmed to be Android 8.0

Before you snicker at the headline in disbelief, hear me out for a second: while it’s widely assumed that the next major version of Android - Android O - will be version 8.0 of the mobile operating system, it has never actually been confirmed. Take a look around every reputable online publication - nary a...