Android Oreo Initial Impression

Yet another Android Oreo article but I promise this time is going to be a really quick one. Earlier today, after reading some other news article, I realized that I can apply for the Android Beta program and just jump ahead pull the final Oreo image. So without holding back, I reapply for the Android Beta program and in a second, I received the update notification. The update progress I rather quick. Took me around 5 minutes to complete everything and the system is ready to go.

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Android Oreo is here!

After months of waiting, Android 8.0 or we can safely call Android Oreo is finally here. Thank god it’s named Oreo after all! Google push the latest successor after all of those developer previews that we as the Nexus/Pixel user have been flashing since the last few months. However, we still have to wait patiently for the OTA or even the factory image. Google has confirmed that build for Pixel and Nexus have entered the carrier testing hinting that OTA should be out soon. Surprisingly this also includes Nexus Player and Pixel C devices. Back in Google I/O, they have promised to bring feature updates including picture-in-picture mode (pip), new auto fill form with permission, notification dots, Android Instant apps and so much more. What I’m interested in is the performance improvement (doubt it will help my Nexus 5X much). Google promised 2x faster boot up time on Pixel, background […]

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Confirmed! Android O is coming on this 21st

A few days ago after I posted Android O-What?, saying about the possible name and the release date leak by Evan Blass. Well, guess what? Google just announced that Android O is coming to you this 21st of August. Sweet! If you head over to Android Eclipse, you will see the eclipse countdown time and that is not just about it. It’s also the countdown for Android O release that will happen on 2:40 PM EST (That would be around 3:45 AM GMT+8). 

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Chrome Beta for Android Drops the Address Bar

Back in November last year, Google introduced the ability for Chrome Dev and Canary (Android) to place the address bar to the bottom by accessing the chrome flags page. It was somehow did not receive a lot of respond but for me, it’s something that I really need the most for one handed operation. This bar also known as Chrome Home also includes most of the other buttons down to the bottom such as accessing the three-dot menu and new tab.

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Android O-What?

So Android O is coming right around the corner. Possibly by this 21st of August judging on the heads up by Evan Blass on his twitter a few days ago. That aside, now comes the hard part. What is it going to be named after? With lack of leaks and promotion like before, we can’t be too sure about the name just yet.

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