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Android Nougat vs. Android O – Early Release Features and Improvements

Android O’s release is approaching, and we all know that the operating system will first hit Pixel devices. This is Google’s way of briefly keeping it all inside the family in case anything goes wrong, we’re sure. In celebration of this early release, we will proceed to compare the upcoming Android O to the current version that’s on most devices, namely Android Nougat. Let’s begin.

A Visual Guide

Let’s start at the top, namely the home screen, shall we? We’ll keep it short and sweet here: nothing seems to have changed on Android O as far as the home screen is concerned. Next up is the shade of the quick toggles menu. This will change drastically with Android O to a light almost white grey shade. That’s a change not many people seem to be happy with, seeing as how the dark menu was easier on the eyes.

Both the app drawers and the Google Assistant chat stay the same on both versions of Android. So no noticeable changes will be brought along with these two when Android O launches. Now for the Settings menu which is completely changed indeed. Unlike Android Nougat, the options in the menu have been bundled together in topic-based menus for Android O. That’s perhaps the biggest overhaul in Android O yet.

The storage menu has also changed, now offering a newer and more modern interface that is also easier to navigate. The same goes for the battery menu, so there’s not much else left to add, is there? All in all, we’d have to say that Android O does manage to look better than Android Nougat without actually changing too much about its tried and tested aesthetics.

What do you think about these changes? Let us know in the comment section below.

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