Android O to arrive with picture-in-picture, app icon badges, and more

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The Google I/O annual developer conference is just a couple of months away. At the conference, we will get to know the upcoming iteration of Google's Android OS, likely the Android O.

Android O to arrive with picture-in-picture, app icon badges, and more

Though the full Android O platform will be released only in the fall along with the Pixel 2 smartphones, there are a few rumors regarding the same. It is believed to be named Android Oreo. We have already seen a teaser showing the potential Android Oreo name, but the source that revealed this isn't the most reliable one in this case. Following the teasers, here we have a few more to be added to the list.

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Going by a recent report, the Android O might arrive with new features such as app icon badges for notifications, changes to notifications, picture-in-picture mode, adaptive icons, restricted background app activity, smart text selection toolbar integrated with Assistant, new enterprise focused features, and MediaRecorder API improvements.

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It is easy to guess some of these features. For instance, the app icon badges were seen on iOS since its debut and the picture-in-picture mode is available on Android TV. Even the restricted background app activity is self-explanatory and is related to the battery life optimization. The adaptive icon might be something related to the weather and calendar apps.

While a handful of them are clear, there are some those seem to be quite vague. We need to wait for Google to announce the same with the Android O to know what exactly will be new in the next iteration of the platform.

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