Google’s most well-known and most widely used product certainly has to be their Android mobile operating system. It’s no secret that most of the smartphones and tablets out there run on some version of Android. The current version that came to most devices that support it is Android 7.0 Nougat or some update and variation of it, but we all know that a brand new one is coming.
We’re talking about Android O, or Android 8.0.0, which is bound to launch this fall (or maybe late in the summer if all goes well) and is being tested in beta as we speak. Naturally, as beta testing progresses, we get glimpses of the newest features implement in the OS by developers and Google itself. So let’s see what’s new right now.
The newest and perhaps most appreciated feature (that we can’t believe hadn’t been implemented yet) is the separate volume control option for media and the TalkBack app. This will certainly put an end to many frustrations that people had regarding Android volume controls. On top of now, there is now a new way for users to enable the accessibility shortcut, which goes to show that Google are concerned first and foremost with offering their customers the best user experience that is possible with today’s tech.
You can try Android O right now if you sign up for beta testing, so if you’re curious to see all these new features firsthand, give it a go. If not, you’ll just have to wait for the official release of the final stable version. Let’s just hope all goes well and the new Android comes in late August, as speculated.
What do you think about these new features? Do you think they make a difference? Let us know in the comment section below.