Android Oreo: Its Features And Supported Devices.

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O is Oreo, the official name for the latest Android operating
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.

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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 –
1. Picture-in-Picture: One of the main
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
2. Autofill: This is a famous feature of Google
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
3. Notification dots: This new feature is
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.
4. Android Instant Apps: This feature will let
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.
5. Smart text select: This is one useful
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.
6. 2X faster, Background limit: Critical
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.
7. Google Play Protect: This feature is
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.
8. Emojis: Android Oreo will bring emoji set
including 60 new emojis which are fully redesigned.
First devices to get the Android Oreo are Google’s Pixel and
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.
HTC US confirmed in a tweet that Oreo will be coming to HTC
U11, U Ultra & 10 devices. The first device to get Oreo will be U11 in Q4.
Google also confirmed they are working to make Android Oreo
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
Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, Google Pixel
XL, Pixel C, Nexus Player
OnePlus 3/3T, OnePlus 5
Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6
HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, HTC 10

than above mentioned devices there might be the chance that some of
Motorola, Xiaomi and Lenovo devices also get Android O update later this
year or early next year. Xioami Mi Max 2, Motorola Z2, G4 plus and Lenovo K8 are few of them.
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