Accessibility button

Lets you quickly reach accessibility features from the navigation bar, such as magnification, and functionality within accessibility services, such as Select to Speak

Accessibility volume

Accessibility services can optimise the audio experience for users with disabilities

Adaptive icons

Developers can now provide a full-bleed square-shaped icon and OEMs will mask the icon to ensure intra-device consistency.

Ambient screen
Highlights the incoming notification with larger font, highlighted app name and immediate access to actions.
Background execution limits

More control over how apps run in the background for better overall system performance.

Background location limits

Limits the frequency of location updates in the background for better overall system health.

Deep colour

Enables applications to render richer visual content with more vibrant colours and subtler gradients. Supports full colour management, which allows applications to render images in the format and quality they were intended.

Downloadable fonts
Applications no longer need to bundle custom fonts, which helps reduce their size.
Install unknown apps

Hostile downloader apps can’t operate without permission; users now permit the installation of APKs per-source.

Integrated printing support

Compatible with all Mopria-certified printers, which make up 97% of printers sold worldwide.

Linkable files

API that allows you to share files across the Internet via web links.

Native C/C++ API for high-performance audio
API function for high-performance audio including Native C/C++ audio API.
Notification categories

More granular and consistent control over which notifications can appear and how intrusive they are.

Notification snoozing

Lets users hide notifications for a period of time, similar to inbox snoozing.

Pointer capture

Pointer capture allows the app to capture all mouse input.

Project Treble
The biggest change to the foundations of Android to date: A modular architecture that makes it easier and faster for hardware makers to deliver Android updates.
TextView auto-sizing

Developers can now let the size of their text expand or contract automatically, based on the size and characteristics of the TextView, making it much easier to optimise the text size on different screens or with dynamic content.


Support for tooltips (small pop-up windows with descriptive text) for views and menu items.

Wi-Fi assistant
Auto-connects you to high-quality Wi-Fi and secures it with a VPN back to Google.


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