ANDROID O Posts on XDA

Huawei has already started Internal Testing of Android O on the Mate 9

It has only been 3 weeks since Google announced the first Android O Developer Preview. Although users of select Google Nexus and Pixel devices can try out the new software right now, users on non-Google branded devices will have to wait far longer. Google usually doesn't release the source code for major software updates until...

Android O Introduces Changes and Improvements to Device Identifiers

Android O, the latest version of Android which is available only in the form of Developer Previews, brings a ton of changes. The Developer Previews are meant to give app and game developers a chance to play with the new platform and adapt their software offerings to the changes in order to take advantage of the...

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...

Add a Contacts Shortcut and an End Call Button to the Nav Bar during Phone Calls in Android O

If you've been following our tutorials feed, then you'll know by now that we love finding ways to take advantage of Android O's new nav bar customizer. Through the power of the popular automation app known as Tasker, we can contextually change the nav bar to include nav keys that are useful in specific contexts....

Nexus and Pixel Devices Migrate to SDCardFS in Android O

With every new release of Android comes many exciting features. Android O will bring notification channels, Autofill Framework for password managers, Picture-in-Picture mode for phones, adaptive icons, and more. The features that I've listed are only a few of the changes introduced in Android O, but there are many features that Google chooses not to publicize,...

Add a Menu and Forward Button to the Nav Bar in Android O for Enhanced Web Browsing

Android O's navigation bar customizer can be used for a myriad of cases, but it's especially useful when you are changing the navigation keys contextually. In our tutorials, we are focusing on finding situations where adding new nav bar keys can enhance your app experience, and today we'll show you how to add a menu and a forward...

Google Launches a New Issue Tracker, Used for Android and the GCP

Exactly one month ago, Google announced they had just launched a new Issue Tracker project for their Google Cloud Platform products. Until now, if you wanted to submit a bug about a Google product then you were pointed at a code.google.com URL. For Android, this would be the AOSP Issue Tracker and it would be...

How to add Left/Right Cursors to the Nav Bar during Text Input on Android O

One of the oldest feature additions to custom ROMs that has yet to make its way into an official release of Android is the ability to manually move your text input cursor. Depending on your ROM, you may have the ability to move the text input cursor using the volume buttons or by pressing virtual...

How to Add Page Scroll Keys to the Navigation Bar while using Chrome in Android O

We've been having a lot of fun at XDA with the new navigation bar customizer this week. From custom keys to control music playback, toggle picture-in-picture mode while using YouTube, and finally add keys to move through your e-mail conversation list, there's a ton of ways you can take advantage of the nav bar customizer to...

How to Add Custom Icons to the Navigation Bar in Android O

If you've been following our coverage of Android O, then you might have seen our tutorials on how to modify the navigation bar to toggle picture-in-picture mode, enable media control keys while playing music, and today how to add forward/previous buttons to quickly browse through your e-mails. The possible uses of a customizable navigation bar...

How to Add Forward/Backward Keys to Android O’s Nav Bar to Quickly Read Emails

If your time spent on your smartphone consists of going through a ton of e-mails, then you may find it annoying to accidentally switch messages when you're trying to see your entire e-mail message. Thanks to the new navigation bar customizer in Android O, we can add new keys to the navigation bar to perform...

How to Enable Media Playback Nav Bar Controls in Android O when Playing Music

The Android O Developer Preview has only been out for a week, but we're quickly discovering more and more potential uses for all of the new features. One of the features we've been most excited about is the new navigation bar customizer found in System UI Tuner. On initial inspection, Google's implementation seems quite barebone. While...