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Nova Launcher Beta Introduces Android O Style Notification Badges

Ever since its first release, Nova Launcher has been one of the finest third party launchers available for Android. It's modern, up-to-date, wicked-fast and works on practically every device with Google's mobile operating system. The most recent beta brings some of the improvements introduced in Android O. Cliff Wade from TeslaCoil posted a changelog of the newly...

A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

Android O Users Will Update Graphics Drivers Through Play Store

During the Android Fireside Chat that took place at Google I/O 2017, a nice new feature was discussed. It was revealed that users of Android O will be able to update their graphics drivers through the Play Store. This might be one of the most exciting features of the upcoming Android. We know very little about...

Android O Redesigns Emojis – Get Them Now on Android 5.0+

During our earlier coverage of what is new in the first public Android O Beta release (Android O Developer Preview 2), some users noted that we had forgotten to mention the new emojis. No, we didn't forget about our little blob friends. We wanted to wait so you can get your hands on the new, more...

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 to Cut Reboot Time in Half, Significantly Improve App Performance

Although the time to reboot your smartphone is likely not a major concern for most users, rebooting is one of the more common tasks for users on our forums thanks to the myriad of modifications that we add that require you to reboot your phone. Rebooting your phone can be quite slow, however, but Google wants...

Android Go Optimizes Android O to Run on Low-End Devices

While most of us drool over the latest features introduced in Android O, there are a huge amount of users whose devices simply are unable to run the latest version. The vast majority of Android devices sold across the world are not flagship devices, but low-to-mid range phones aimed at users on a budget. For...

Notification Dots coming to Android O, Allowing you to see Notifications from the Home Screen

Android O is the next major version of Google's Android OS after Android 7.0 Nougat. We already have one sneak peak at the software thanks to the first Android O Developer Preview, and today Google announced the Android O Beta Program so we'll likely see more new features when we get a hands on of...

Android O Beta Program is Live

While we still don't have an official name for Android O, Google is still rolling out testing versions of the next major version of Android. Our first taste of Android O came in the form of a Developer Preview, but today Google has announced that the Android O Beta Program is live for users to...

Magisk v13.0 Will Be Ready For Android O, with Introduction of Unified Binary

XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor, topjohnwu, is the author of one of the most highly-regarded XDA applications -- Magisk. The project allows you to manage root on your device and automatically hide it for certain apps. Magisk is one of the must-have Android apps if, for example, you are planning to use Pokémon Go or...

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...