Google has finally launched the Android 8.0 Oreo mobile operating system and it comes with exciting features like the Picture-in-Picture view, notification dots, instant apps, autofill and more.
Google unveiled its new OS in a rather fashionable way by coinciding the launch with the historical Solar Eclipse that swept across several parts of United States of America.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update doesn’t only bring new features to the table but also a few useful performance tweaks. Device boots two times quicker than on Android Nougat, and another feature helps in minimizing background activity of least used apps.
The Picture-in-Picture view allows users to simultaneous use two apps at once. For example, you can check your email and reply to them too while video chatting with your friend and all this while you won’t have to lose the video feed too.
As Google says, “it’s like having super strength and laser vision”.
Smartphones with Android Oreo will also get the new notification dots which gives you a quick way of checking out the notification via the app icon on the home screen of the device. Users can see what’s new and swipe to clear the notification.
Android 8.0 Oreo also bring the power of instant apps to your smartphones. Now users will be able to open apps directly in the internet browser without the need to install them.
Much like the password manager seen on browsers or third-party ones like LastPass, Android Oreo will now enable your device to remember your login credentials — with your permission — and autofill the information in apps like Twitter, Facebook and more.
Background Activity Minimized
Android Oreo is designed to minimize the background activity of apps that are used the least. This way, not only does it frees up the processor and RAM but also enhances battery life, ensuring that the device runs for longer on a single charge.
Emoji have become the new way of expressing self in the mobile era and Android Oreo enhances that experience as it brings a completely redesigned set of emojis and has added 60 new emojis to the fold.