Android 8.0 Oreo key features revealed to make your smartphone even smarter

We heard so many options for Android’s new version Android O’s name like Ontbijtkoek or Oliebol or Oatmeal Cookie or Ozark Pudding or Obbattu[Puran poli ], Ox-tongue Pastry, Orelletes, Orange.

Google pulled off one of the best marketing stunts in history on Monday, by taking advantage of the solar eclipse to announce a cool name for Android O.On Tuesday Google revealed the final name of the Android 8 aka Android O.The new version of Android will called Oreo and as per Google it is the sweetest version of android yet. 

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1.Battery life

Apps running in the background are the most drainers of the battery to our phone. And battery is the big concern now days. That is why google always make improvements to its releases of android.

And the latest one is no bar from it.with Google increasing the automatic limits on what apps can do in the background in a number of key areas (broadcasts, background services, and location updates, for instance).

“These changes will make it easier to create apps that have minimal impact on a user’s device and battery. Background limits represent a significant change in Android, so we want every developer to get familiar with them,” reads a Google blog post.

2. Picture-in-picture

Ever try checking your messages while watching a video? Android Oreo makes it easy with picture-in-picture, letting you see two apps at once: it’s like having the power to be in two places at the same time.

And we think this is probably one of the most useful changes incoming.

3.Notification channels and dots

With Oreo Users can block or change the behaviour of each channel individually, rather than managing all of the apps’ notifications together.

In simple words there will be notification dots that let you tap to see what’s new in your apps like the important ones you put on your home-screen and then take action on those notifications quickly.

4.Better audio

Google is also set to add Sony’s LDAC codec, which has been donated to Android by the Japanese tech giant. This should improve upon the Bluetooth A2DP protocol currently used today.

The company is also introducing AAudio, which should result in improved low-latency audio.

5.Better Speed

Speed is must for phone phoneholics and with Android Oreo, you can get started on tasks more quickly than ever with a faster boot speed (up to twice as fast on Pixel!!, in fact).


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Android Oreo Update: Pixel/Nexus devices

Google started rolling out Android O as a public beta for some of the more recent Pixel and Nexus devices in May 2017, but now it's official, Google confirmed on 21 August that carrier testing is underway for:

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P

but those on the beta programme may have it right away.

Google also confirmed that besides nexus and pixel devices, the following manufacturers are scheduled to update or launch and Android Oreo device:

  • Essential
  • General Mobile
  • HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones
  • Huawei
  • HTC
  • Kyocera
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Samsung
  • Sharp
  • Sony