[Update: more details] Android O feature spotlight: Notification Channels give more controls over notifications to users
Android O feature spotlight: Text selection dialog now has icons and contextual actions
Android O feature spotlight: There's now a progress bar for sideloading APKs
Android O feature spotlight: There's a cool new animation when opening or closing notifications
Android O feature spotlight: Android System is already using notification channels
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When installing apps from the Play Store, you can see a progress bar for the download. The actual installing part doesn't have any indicator at all in the Play Store app, and when installing from an APK, all you get is a pulsing progress bar. Android O has fixed this annoying problem, at least when installing from APKs.
Left: Android 7.1 Nougat; Right: Android O
As you can see, there is now an actual progress bar. There's also a new Cancel button. The amount of time users spend looking at this screen is probably very small, especially considering you can go back to another app while installing, but I'm glad to see some improvement.