Google has announced second beta version of Android O in Google I/O event with lots of features. The Android O only launch its beta version the full version will be released in August. Let's get started with the top new features.
Google is adding a Picture-in-Picture mode to Android O. With a YouTube video playing, just tap the Home button and the video will pop into a small window that can remain on screen as you navigate other apps on your device. You can slide the video around for best placement, then simply slide it off the screen to terminate. Available now in the Android O Beta.
Android O users will see a small dot that appears over top of their app icons with active notifications. now that your app has an icon, new tools are available in Long-press the app icon with Notification Dot to get a short list of immediate shortlink actions you can perform. This includes viewing the notification itself right there in a tiny pop-up window. This feature seen the today's iPhone.
Smart Text Selection
We’ve all seen the basic text highlighting features, the copy/paste dialogue in Android, but now there’s more. With Android O, highlighting text includes further features, using Google AI to intelligently act on the words. For instance, if you highlight a phone number, you can just tap to dial. If you highlight an address, a single tap will start navigation. Best of all, highlighting is more intelligent itself, selecting phrases or full addresses, for example, instead of just single words.
Navigation Bar Tuner
Android Marshmallow introduced a hidden menu called the System UI Tuner that let you tweak the appearance of various system icons and menus. Android O has now expanded on the options available here, and perhaps the biggest improvement is that it now allows you to change your on-screen navigation buttons.
If you head to the Navigation Bar menu in System UI Tuner, you'll be able to tweak the layout of your on-screen buttons, and even add a couple extra icons to flank them. Layout options allow you to condense the spacing of the buttons or shift them over to one side, while the "Extra button" option let you add a clipboard button or keyboard switcher to either side of your navigation bar.
Custom Lock Screen Shortcuts
Another great addition to the System UI Tuner is a new lock screen shortcuts menu, which does exactly what you'd think: It lets you add custom shortcuts that will show up in the bottom corners of your lock screen. You can pick any installed app to occupy one of these spaces, and there are several handy shortcuts to choose from, such as one that opens your selfie camera directly.