It’s faster, it’s smarter and it’s here! The most-awaited Android update has finally made its first appearance in the market. According to latest Android distribution report, around 0.2% of Android smartphones are running on Oreo.
Apart from Google’s own mobile phones – Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, and Nexus Player – the Oreo update is about to be provided to several flagship models from different smartphone manufacturers. Samsung’s Galaxy Note8, S8, and S8+ will soon receive the update while the Galaxy A, Galaxy C, Galaxy J series devices and the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will get it after a few weeks.
Other devices that are about to get the Oreo update include Xiaomi Mi A1, which saw the return of Android One. Motorola has also announced that the G, X and Z range of phones are about to get the Oreo update in the coming weeks.
Let’s Talk Features
With every geek eyeing for the latest operating system update, let’s take a look at some cool features that Android Oreo packs.
1. Picture-in-Picture View
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”.
2. Notification Dots
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.
3. Instant Apps
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 browser without the need to install them.
4. Autofill Seamlessly
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.
4. 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 free up the processor and RAM but also enhances battery life, ensuring that the device runs for longer on a single charge.
5. Redesigned Emojis
Emojis have become the new way of expressing one’s self in the mobile era and Android Oreo enhances that experience as it brings a completely redesigned set of emojis with 60 new ones to the fold.