Android Beta Update Coming Today as Build NPG47I to Pixel and Nexus

The Google I/O is quickly approaching, with it being about two months away at this point in time. Following the teasers, here we have a few more to be added to the list. It all started when Google's Senior Android Vice President Hiroshi Lockheimer uploaded a Twitter post with an Oreo picture that hinted towards Android 8.0's codename.

Also Read: Did Google executive just leak Android Oreo? . This can be seen in Android 7.0 Nougat as well.

Android 8.0 will have new notifications, the report says, although it's not clear what that means.

It appears that first and foremost, Android O is going to have app icon badges for the active notifications.

Dynamic icons that change are another of the features that have been mentioned in the report; And it is something that can now be found in the Pixel Launcher for Google Pixel smartphones.

According to 9to5Google's sources, Android O will be a "substantial update" that will bring over a bunch of new features. So perhaps pure Android really isn't all that it is cracked up to be.

As per the report, picture-in-picture mode, which is only available on Android TV now, may also make it into Android O.

This is something that Apple has already put out there back in iOS 9, so it would be nice if Google caught up to Apple and finally put picture-in-picture mode out there. This feature would remember what you did last without messing with all of the text handles. Just enable the toggle under the Moves section of the settings menu, and you'll be able to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor to bring down the notification shade. Picture-in-picture allows you to display a pinned window in the corner of the screen, while allowing a user to continue consuming media content in the original window. Putting an end to all those queries, Google has now come up with the official announcement that its Assistant won't be showing up in tablets anytime soon. Improvements to various APIs will also be included in this update, as well as the ability to have low-powered background apps.

All this comes in addition to new, undisclosed features that will make Android more relevant and attractive to enterprise users. At the conference, we will get to know the upcoming iteration of Google's Android OS, likely the Android O. So far, Android 8.0 sounds like it will be bigger and better than Android Nougat.

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