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Google’s vision for Android O: faster, more refined experience

Google gave a sneak peek of Android O, which will power Android phones, tablets, Android TVs and Android Wear watches.

tech Updated: May 19, 2017 14:46 IST
Vishal Mathur
Dave Burke, vice president of engineering, Android, speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in California, US on 17 May.
Dave Burke, vice president of engineering, Android, speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in California, US on 17 May.(Reuters photo)

We are heading into that time of the year when excitement about the next Android operating system gradually increases. And right on cue, Google gave a sneak peek of Android O at the upcoming Android at the Google I/O developer conference—this will power Android phones, tablets, Android TVs and Android Wear watches.

Instead of going for a complete overhaul this time around, the Android O operating system will be more about subtle improvements, tweaks under the hood and better overall performance. Anyone who was expecting a complete visual overhaul will be disappointed—but to expect that with every Android iteration annually would anyway be asking for a bit too much.

Interestingly, the critical but not too glamorous improvements that Google is making with Android O, have been categorized as “vitals”. And these changes will go a long way in making your smartphone experience feel slicker, faster, less resource hungry and genuinely smarter.

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