Android O's best updates and hidden features

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The Chinese technology giant finally rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat-based MIUI 8.2 update to its Mi 5 recently after months of waiting but there are still a long line of handsets that are yet to get it.

Google engineers yesterday acknowledged that half of all Android devices had not received a security update in the past year, even as they argued that the firm has made progress in streamlining the open-source operating system's patching process. Google can definitely claim a "pure" Android tablet that Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could not as well as leverage on an extensive portfolio of stellar apps that Apple iOS devices cannot match.

The Android O Developer Preview has simplified the way in which custom ringtones, alarm sounds, and notification sounds can be assigned.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta Rolling Out For Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C. Android 7.1.2 Nougat will bring updates that boost system performance as well as stability enhancements to the current version of Android 7.1.1.

To uninstall Android O following your trials you will need to download and flash to your device a factory image of Android Nougat. And, in addition to those efforts, Google said that it will "increase device security updates by streamlining our security update program to make it easier for manufacturers to deploy security patches and releasing A/B updates to make it easier for users to apply those patches". Android O Released for Developers. These notification badges are the small numbers that you see on apps like mail and messages that show number of unread messages. In fact, it's also likely that Google has kept some things secret and will unveil more features at its upcoming Google I/O event in May. But now with Android O, all Android mobiles will boast the ability to multitask with video.

The new features can run on Android Messenger, Google's Pixel phone and LG's G6 model. Google plans to tackle the battery life by limiting what apps can do in the background. Android security team member Andrew Ludwig told TechCrunch that around 78 percent of flagship Android devices in North America were on a current security update.