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Google Finally Adds Support for Bluetooth In-Band Ringtones with Android 8.0

With every new major Android version update comes a slew of new features. Android O, Google's upcoming software release, most notably brings support for notification channels, picture-in-picture mode, autofill managers, and background limitations on apps. But as with any new major version release, there are a bunch of under-the-hood changes that are much less publicized....

Fingerprint Gestures App uses Android O’s new Accessibility APIs for Custom Actions

With Android O Developer Preview 3, developers now have access to the final Android O APIs. These APIs will find a place in the consumer release of Android O in a few months time, so developers could start working towards making sure their apps are compatible and take advantage of the new APIs. One of the...

Substratum Release 780 Brings Android O DP3 Support, Encrypted Assets for Anti-Piracy, and More!

Substratum has been working on a few new features for the theming community, and they are giving themers and users a chance to try out the new goodies. The latest Substratum Release 780 brings new features such as Encrypted Assets and Android O DP3 Support along with a whole host of performance and bug fixes. Encrypted Assets...

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 Developer Preview 3 Rolling Out with Final Android O APIs

Google is giving Android users a treat with a new Developer Preview release. Developer Preview 3 is rolling out today onwards with the final Android O APIs in place, giving developers a chance to make sure their apps are ready for the new update when it goes stable and public. The highlight of this release according...

SuperSU v2.82 Released on the Google Play Store

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has announced that SuperSU is being updated to version 2.82. The latest app should be available on the Google Play Store already to most users, as the roll out began last week. This comes after a few updates that caused a number of issues with some users. Chainfire and the CCMT company...

Google May Finally Enable Custom Themes Built on Sony’s RRO Framework

In case you aren't already aware, Google has released the second Android O Developer Preview (Android O DP2) during yesterday's I/O event. We've already done a deep dive into everything new we've found thus far, but there was one thing about DP2 that was bugging me. Everyone who received the beta update or manually flashed...

Here’s Everything New in Android O Developer Preview 2

It's that time of year again. Google's yearly I/O developer conference is like Christmas for Android enthusiasts. Every year the company bombards us with news related to everything Google has been working on in recent months. We've been extensively covering all the latest news from this year's I/O, but one thing we haven't gotten around...

Android O will Improve SMS Authentication for Apps

Each new version of Android brings some major changes to the platform, but there are also a ton of minor changes that aren't nearly as publicized. One such change coming to Android O is an improvement in the way SMS authentication is done by applications. Android O introduces a dedicated API that applications can use to...

Android O’s Autofill Framework will Finally Resolve a Long-Standing Lag Issue with Password Managers

It's already been a month since Google released the first Android O Developer Preview (time sure flies by fast!), and as with any new version of Android - there's a lot to dig into. We've published plenty of articles about Android O already, but there's one feature that I feel hasn't really received the attention it...

Nav Bar Customization was Hidden in Stock Nougat All Along…and it never needed Root

Show of hands here: how many of you are actually running the first Android O Developer Preview? Not only is the Developer Preview only available to a handful of Google devices, but it's really not suitable as a daily driver. Of course, it was never intended to be used by the average user, but rather as...

Android O is Breaking Apps that Overlay on top of the Status Bar

The trickle of posts outlining new user-facing features found in Android O is starting to slow down now that users have had weeks to test the software on their device. However, there are many, many changes made under-the-hood that are slowly being uncovered. We posted about one such change just the other day about Nexus...
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