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24 March 2017

Many folks store their whole lives on their smartphone, including photos, contact info, messages, and personal info, so it's important that your smartphone is protected against malicious attacks. Unlike previous year, Google has not showed up any early developer preview of Android 8.0, and the only official tease is of the "Oreo" naming, which to is far from confirmation.

Notification channels: Notification channels are new app-defined categories for notification content, which lets developers give their users "fine-grained control" over notifications, writes Burke. Under this new feature on Android O, users will be able to block or change how the channels function individually. The Android parent has taken a different route when it comes to naming products in comparison with the likes of Samsung and Apple. Google compares these apps to password managers; it sounds like it'll be an improved way to manage all the info you get exhausted of having to enter over and over again. Android users can also tap a little arrow at the side to unearth a bunch more shortcuts, covering location-based tidbits such as nearby restaurants and bars, or tools such as Google Translate, games, and an internet speed test.

The beta version of "O" is now available for selected devices such as the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet, Pixel and Pixel XL.

Picture in Picture is another headline feature. "Picture in Picture (PIP) display is now available on phones and tablets, so users can continue watching a video while they're answering a chat or hailing a auto", reads an excerpt from Burke's blog post.

Other features worth mentioning include a picture-in-picture mode for phones (the feature came to tablets last year), "adaptive" app icons that should look native to multiple phone launchers, better keyboard navigation for devices like Chromebooks and support for autofill apps.

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The Pixel C handset gets some big changes with this update. Android O supports wide color gamut for apps, so high quality wide-gamut displays can be put to good use. By turning its app into both a search tool and an app launcher, Google has organized its robust web toolkit into a simplified, tappable interface. There's a lot to look forward to including the next batch of Pixels.

As of now this is only a guess that Google might be bringing forward the support for more themes with the gen-next Android OS.

As of now, these seven features are all that we know about and while they are definitely going to excite Android fans, they're by no means the only new things in Android O. We will keep you posted on the latest updates as and when we get them.