Android releases yet another version Android 8.0 or Android Oreo .It is named so due to the partnership between Google and Nabisco (famous cookie making company) . It was made public on August 21st 2017 – coinciding with the day of solar eclipse.
Preceded by Android 7.1.2 or Android Nougat – this new version promises many new features that will increase the speed,performance and efficiency of your android phone.
For now this update is only available on the google phones including pixel and nexus . Oneplus 5 will be getting the update by the end of this month. Nokia phone to be launched will be having this version . Other android mobile owners have to wait for quiet some time to access this new update. It will soon be made available for other mobiles.
PICTURE IN PICTURE –
This feature allows multi-tasking – basically with youtube videos or video calls on hangout , duo . You can miniaturise the video and perform other functions . Imagine sending an email while watching you favourite show on Netflix or while downloading apps on play store. HOW EXCITING!!!!!
IMPROVED BATTERY LIFE –
As usual android has worked upon the battery usage by restricting background data usage , background execution -More control over how apps run in the background for better overall system performance.Apps will have less freedom to operate in the background than the had before.
DOT – With this fun feature you can long press on any app icon to see the notifications.Provides quick preview of the latest notification.
You can even snooze notifications until you want and deal with them later.
NOTIFICATION CHANNEL – allows you to see only some types of notification while ignoring the others.
NEW EMOJI –
The old blob emojis have been replaced by new and exciting more colourful round emojis.This has made it look more cooler and interesting.
ADAPTIVE ICONS –
Instead of developers submit a fully-assembled icon with a locked-in shape, this new update allows you to change the shape of the icon according to the need. This is a customisation feature that allows you to change the shape of all your icons. Its includes SQUARE , ROUNDED SQUARE , TEARDROP , SQUIRCLE .
BETTER BLUETOOTH SUPPORT –
Bunch of new bluetooth codec have been introduced in android Oreo . The new codec include aptX , aptX HD , sony LDAC . This will allow it to be highly compatible with the bluetooth headphones.This allows boosted audio performance .
SMART TEXT SELECTION –
Android Oreo allows you to determine the context of any text you select – for instance if you select an address you will be given the option to open it on google map and if its a phone number you can directly open it in the dial pad. Unknown entries will be given general web search option.
User can grant and revoke autofill permission . It uses the google cloud service . This feature will give password managers and other application better access to login boxes and other input field to automatically fill them. Password manager app are going to works much better with this feature. The autofill API works with all the fields : Contact information, credit cards, and username and password combos. Any app that uses the standard text input views is compatible with the autofill framework.
BETTER CACHE HANDLING
WIDE COLOR GAMUTS IN APP
GOOGLE SAFE BROWSING
GOOGLE PLAY PROTECT
Android has yet again tried to proof itself with the new version ANDROID 8.0 or ANDROID OREO – Though the update might not be available in all the android phones for now yet it promises to be one of the best.