system unveiled by Google couple of days back. This time it is all about
performance, optimization, battery life and privacy. As of UI change, few
changes in the notification panel, new emojis, new settings menu and more
similar changes here & there.
does all this amazing work year by year, but in a way, it’s useless as it does
not reach to the majority of the market. Android nougat, which was released on
22 August last year is not yet reached to 15% of Android users (current users
13.5% to be precise). Marshmallow users are 32.3% which was launched 2 years
before. So it’s is a setback for Android, which is the most widely used
operating system in the world.
8.0 – Oreo, brings some fresh features which can be seen onscreen and
offscreen. Some of Android O features are highlighted below –
development in this year’s Android OS. Multitasking feature lets you keep one
app in a floating window while using another app in full screen. (For example,
checking your emails and keeping Skype in a floating window to chat with your
Chrome, now available on other apps like Facebook, Instagram and more if you
grant permission to this feature it will remember your login details for these
similar to what iPhone has. A dot will appear on the app icon to indicate that
you have notification from that application. You can have a quick look at those
notifications by long pressing on the app icon and clear them by swiping away.
you jump straight into the new apps from your browser, messenger apps and other
by clicking on the link of that app without needing to install them first.
feature if you know how to and when to use it. When you select any text from
your messages or emails etc. it recognizes that text whether it’s a phone
number, place names and address; allowing you to select a quick pop up whether
you want to call, google that place or want directions to that address.
improvements to the Android runtime environment makes Android devices boot
quicker (2X faster, tested on Google Pixel), also faster performance and app
launch is fast as well. Android Oreo
is optimised to make background apps activity minimal making battery last long.
recently released to all android users who have the latest version of Play
Store. With Android Oreo, this will be an inbuilt feature which will keep your
phone safe from security threats by installed apps.
including 60 new emojis which are fully redesigned.
Nexus devices. With the launch of Android Oreo, OnePlus and HMD Global (the
Nokia brand phone makers) confirmed their devices to receive the update.
OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3/3T are in the line to get an update, OnePlus 3/3T are only
going to update till Oreo as confirmed by OnePlus.
U11, U Ultra & 10 devices. The first device to get Oreo will be U11 in Q4.
available for Essential phone, General Mobile, HMD Global (Nokia), Huawei, HTC,
Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony.
Confirmed to be updated to Android Oreo –
XL, Pixel C, Nexus Player