Google seeks feedback from Pixel 2 XL owners, asks users to take survey found in settings

Google wants to make sure that Pixel users are having the best experience possible and are truly enjoying their new phone. To do this, some Pixel 2 XL owners are being asked to take a minute of their time to complete a survey. While looking at the settings page, a notification pops up at the bottom of the screen that says, “Help Improve Pixel: 1 minute survey. You can decide whether to opt-in or opt-out.

Should you decide to take the survey, you are asked questions about your level of satisfaction with the phone, how long you’ve owned it, and the name of the company that made the previous …


Android O settings search gets a makeover, much more useful now

You can now get more context when you search in the settings menu in Android O. The new settings search option returns more context as it shows you what each result relates to and it also recognizes apps, so that you can type things like ‘Facebook’ to go directly to the app settings. 
Earlier, you needed to go into the apps menu and find the particular app to see its settings, while this new search option is much faster and more convenient.
Another neat option that has been added with the latest Android O and …

First look at the redesigned Google Android N

A sneak peek at the redesigned system settings in Google’s new Android N operating system

According to the rumors floating around, Android N is expected to get its first outing at Google I/O 2016, which is scheduled to take place between May 18, 2016 to May 20, 2016 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.

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Now, a new report from Android Police offers even more information on the update along with some new renders.

The latest leak focuses entirely on Android N’s settings menu, which could see a few functional and visual changes. The top-level system settings in Android N will have a bar at the very top with a “Do Not Disturb” status and the apparent ability to switch modes from a drop down. The users will now be able to see the status of settings without actually entering them. The entire design has also been updated, replacing the dividers that were between individual items with dividers for entire sections instead.

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The settings menu now displays more information from its main list, meaning you won’t have to dive into the trenches as much. “Data usage” now shows how much data you’ve actually used while “Display” reveals whether adaptive brightness is on.

Notifications and Sound have been split into separate menus in Android N, with only the former showing up in the top-level settings menu. Finally, there’s the new hamburger menu, which pops up once you’re a level deep into the settings page. The items in this navigation list are the same as what you see in the top-level setting list, but there are a few differences between Marshmallow and N. You can no longer see Home as a top-level entry—it’s probably been moved someplace else.

These are all relatively small changes and nothing is official until Google makes its announcement. With still less than three months to go before the Google I/O 2016 in May, we will have to wait and watch if these changes are implemented until the final product is out.