So, guys, the wait is over. Android 8.0 Oreo is finally released. As expected, it is full of amazing features like battery-life improvements, enhanced encryption, persistent notifications and high-quality Bluetooth audio. Right now, it is available for Nexus Player, Nexus 5X, 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, and C.
You must be wondering what’s new in Android 8.0 Oreo. Here’s everything you need to know.
What’s New in Android 8.0 Oreo?
The changes that are worth considering in Android 8.0 Oreo are to battery life, notification and picture-in-picture mode. Cross-device sync is also one of the amazing features of Android’s latest version. So, you will not see the same notifications again and again.
There is also a new mode called background restriction mode that keeps applications from depleting the battery. Besides, application icons are presently dynamic and can show data, for example, identifications for new checks, or the time and date. The calendar icon will always show the right date, rather than a still picture.
There are snooze alternatives for notifications, better sound, and auto-fill for forms and logins inside applications.
Amazing Features of Android Oreo
Android Oreo doesn’t look entirely different from the previous versions of Android, Android 7.1.2 Nougat; however, you’ll see a couple of changes.
New Emoji and Cleaner Status Bar
First, of all, the status bar is cleaner. On the Google Pixel particularly, it’s presently white with a few icons moving underneath the tiles, making it simpler to tap them. The Settings menu has been upgraded, too. Contrasted with Nougat, there is half the number of menu options.
In case you’re a fan of emoji, you’ll like Android Oreo’s 50 upgraded emoticons and support the whole catalog of the emoticon in the Emoji 5.0 Unicode standard. You’ll see them on the keyboard, and in applications that support the freshest Android API level. Sadly, it means bye-bye to the blob emoticons.
Picture in Picture Mode, Improved Multi-window
Yes, now you can see two apps at once. One of Android Oreo’s excellent features is picture-in-picture mode. That means you can go through or check your important e-mails while watching a You Tube video or make a What’s app video call while browsing the internet.
To enable this feature follow the path given below to toggle the apps that can use it:
Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Picture-in-picture
And, with the help of multi-window feature, you can open or browse two apps at once. That means, when you open an app in multi window and returns to the home screen, you will see a sign of that app at the top. It will always let you know which app you had used.
A New Camera App
Android Oreo presents a new Google camera application for Nexus and Pixel devices. Now, you can rapidly zoom into a frame by double tapping the screen. New icon alongside the shutter button makes it easy to switch amongst video and camera mode.
There are a lot of new features with notifications in Android 8.0. Notification Dots are little spots that show up on application folders or applications having new notification, for example, new email or message. They’re much the same as the red new badges on iPhone. Press and hold the application icon, and you can see the notification as a pop-up, or discover shortcuts to particular actions.
Sometimes, you did not want to check the notification at the time you received it. So, in that case, Android Oreo lets you schedule them to check later on. To schedule, you just need to swipe to the right or left of a notification, tap the clock-shaped icon and pick when you would like the notice to show up once more.
Google Play Protect
Before launching a mobile app, every developer know the facts and specially Android Oreo checks each application you install from Google Play and outsider application stores for malware and viruses, and persistently checks your phone for trickier dangers. Find My Device, which is rebranded from Android Device Manager, allows you to ring, bolt, or wipe your cell phone remotely. Safe Browsing protection in Chrome lets you know about the sites with malware.
Google Play Protect isn’t the only new security include in Android Oreo. Turning on Android’s Developer menu now requires a PIN or password. Or you will need to enable it by following the path Settings > about phone and tapping on the build number a certain number of times.
Android Oreo is not just about looks, it also boosts phone’s performance and battery life. With its help, now you can check which app consumes more power while in the background versus how much they used while you are using them.
Autofill and Smart Text Selection
Android Oreo’s Autofill feature eliminates the number of times you need to copy content from one application, then on to the next by recalling logins and other form information. The new Autofill feature lets applications register as system-wide suppliers of autofill services. It’s similar to choosing a keyboard — you can pick an application to monitor your passwords, usernames and locations.
Selection of text is amazingly improved in Android Oreo. The menu or options appear when you select a text now has icons next to actions like Share and Paste. Furthermore, it’s logically aware — Android Oreo consequently recognizes names, addresses, telephone numbers, and URLs.
Google always surprises people by providing such amazing features. Thanks a ton to Google!