Google has announced the eighth major version of Android now known to be called ‘Android Oreo’.
Every new version of Android is better, faster, more secure, and comes with new interesting features that billions of Android users would certainly love.
Google Android operating systems are always named after sweet treats, and in alphabetical order. So far we've had Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. The latest OS update is Oreo.
What is Android Oreo?
Android Oreo is the next major update to the Android. The major change in oreo that you’ll notice is that it’s been made faster with various performance.
For example, apps have reduced permissions to run in the background, which is good from both a privacy and a speed perspective and Notifications can also be snoozed, so if you’re sick of getting the same alert at 3am every day, you can delay it.
Android Oreo features :
Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it’s the super power you can’t even see.
2.Picture in Picture (PiP) mode:
Watching video on your phone or tablet can be a great time, but what if you want to watch video while doing something else? Android 8.0 finally makes that a reality with picture-in-picture mode. This was originally developed as part of Nougat, but only on Android TV devices. Now, it's on phones and tablets, too.
3. Auto fill with Google :
Autofill remembers your login credentials with your permission to get into your favorite apps. For example, you can log in to the Twitter account on your phone using the suggested account name and password that Google remembered from your Chrome browsing.
Copy and paste on mobile is about to get easier, and smarter.With the help of machine learning ,android will recognize when you're trying to copy/paste an address, URL or phone number and select the whole thing for you automatically, instead of just one word.
5. Notification channels and dots :
Notification channels , a new categories for notifications that give users very detailed control over notifications. Block or change notifications settings not just by app, but by channel or topic. Notification Dots , allows user to quickly see what’s new .
Google has introduced strict design guidelines for developers, App icons will adapt automatically to the manufacturer's UI. In addition, these new app icons will animate based on user interaction .
Google is finally replacing the emoji style from older versions of Android and is now making rounder face icons for Android O. The newer ones are closer to the standard circular ones used on most other platforms like iOS and WhatsApp.
8. Widgets are easier to integrate :
It's now easier to integrate widgets to your home screen. Rather than digging through the alphabetical list of widgets as in previous versions of Android, you can now long press the icon of the app you want a widget for and then select one of its available widgets.