Android O is actually here! After diving into Google’s blog post, we fired up our developer tools and got Android O loaded on a sacrificial device.
There are a few new interesting features, lots of UI tweaks, and plenty of odd bugs and unfinished areas. Let’s dive in!
Notifications: Snooze, channels, and a terrible new ambient mode
My favorite new feature in Android O is the ability to do system-wide notification snoozing.
If you don’t want to deal with a notification right now, just pull it to the side a bit, which will unveil a new “clock” icon.
Tap it and the notification will be automatically snoozed for 15 minutes, and you can tap on the drop down menu to up it to 30 minutes or an hour.
This is really handy, but I’d like to be able to customize the times here.
I’m sure some people would like a few hours, or maybe a “tomorrow” option.
A “type in your time” option would be fine, too.
Read 33 remaining paragraphs