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Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile Volume Synchronization coming to Android

Some would say that Android's volume control setup can be a bit of a mess. You could be listening to music from one application and have the volume up, close it and then forget to adjust the volume when you load up that mobile game you play while waiting in line. This issue can be even...

Google Launches Eclipse-themed Countdown for Android O Official Reveal on August 21

Android O is the next big thing for Android, and Google is hard at work making sure that things are polished enough for the first public release. After a series of Developer Previews, Google is now aiming to bring the newest Android dessert to the public with an official unveiling event scheduled for August 21st. Curiously,...

Project Treble Coming to Some Existing Flagships as Google Works With OEMs on Android O

For those who are unaware, a number of Google employees who work on Android related projects actually hold a podcast called Android Developers Backstage. This podcast consists of Iliyan Malchev, Tor Norbye, Chet Haase and Romain Guy. The frequency of these podcasts is random (some months have 1 while others have 5) but there's usually at least some nugget...

Evan Blass: Android O Scheduled for the Week of 8/21, Likely on August 21

Google's newest version of Android - dubbed Android O for now - is due to launch the week of the 21st of August (likely the 21st of August) according to a leak from Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks. Other sources had floated the same date, and Evan Blass' statement further strengthens our trust in...

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....

Android O to Eliminate Insufficient Space Errors from OTA Updates

With the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google revealed a new A/B partition system that borrowed from how Chrome OS handles their updates. Instead of having to manually download and reboot to install an update, the new seamless update system does this in the background. So the next time you reboot your device the new...

Adapticons Brings Android O’s Adaptive Icons to Android 5.0+

When Google announced Android O, they talked about a feature that will help bring uniformity to the icons on your smartphone or tablet. They're calling it Adaptive Icons and it's similar to what we've seen from multiple OEM skins in the past. Some like this feature of using icon masking to make their application icons...

Hide Quick Settings Tiles on the Lock Screen Automatically [App]

Google introduced Quick Settings tiles to Android with Android 5.0 Lollipop (though it should be noted that this feature was available on Samsung phones before it made its way to AOSP). With Quick Settings, users can access many useful system toggles such as a WiFi, Bluetooth, Location, GPS, or Sound toggle without having to navigate...

Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators are Finally Coming to Android

A really useful feature for those of us with Bluetooth headsets and other devices is finally making its way to AOSP: Bluetooth battery level indicators. This means that users of Google, Motorola, Sony, and other devices with near-stock Android software should be able to tell the battery level of their Bluetooth connected devices without the...

Android O Developer Preview 4 is Now Available, Official Android O Coming “Soon”

It was only the first week into June when Google officially launched the 3rd developer preview for Android O and now there's a new update rolling out today. The previous update finalized the new APIs that were being added to the platform and this update focuses on making things stable by squashing some bugs. As we...

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...

Google is Making Android O More Secure with Seccomp

The kernel in our smartphones and tablets has a lot of responsibilities when it comes to how our devices function on a day to day basis. To this end, the kernel is doing a lot in an attempt to help to keep our devices secure as well. It's because of the widespread access that we're seeing an...