You need to know about Android Oreo

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Android Oreo

The famous Google mobile operating system Android released its upcoming version Android Oreo (Android 8.0).

This new Android version majorly focus on speed and efficiency. However, speed increases as much as two times in updated phones. Also, the operating system update tackles pesky background activity that drains your battery and your data plan.

Android Oreo (Android 8.0)
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You can install your supported devices into two ways, OTA (over the air) or manually. However, through OTA you can get a notification on Pixel, Nexus 5X/6P, Pixel C, or Nexus Player to upgrade to Android Oreo.

Features in Android Oreo

Compared to previous android version (Android Nougat), the Oreo version is not much difference.

New emojis

The Android Oreo’s 50 redesigned emojis support the Emoji 5.0 Unicode standard. User can see in the keyboard, and in apps that support the newest Android API level.

Picture-in-picture mode, improved multi-window

You see two apps at once. Also, you can watch a YouTube video in a pop-up window while checking your email. It should be enabled by default, but head to Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > Special app access > Picture-in-picture to toggle which apps can use it.

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You can open two apps at once in multi-window feature. You can also check which apps you are opened.

New camera app

A new camera app comes in the google devices. Quickly zoom into a frame by double tapping the screen. The new icons make it easier to switch between video and camera mode.

Notification channels

The notifications feature in Android Oreo are divided the categories of notifications from apps. The new feature should help you combat spam notifications.

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You can view an app’s channels by heading to Settings > Apps and notifications > App info. Also, adding five different type of alerts.

Google Play Protect

Android Oreo scans every app whether you install from Google Play or third-party app stores. Find My Device, which is rebranded from Android Device Manager, lets you ring, lock, or wipe your smartphone remotely. With this new feature you can browse safely in Chrome.

System UI Tuner

New system UI Tuner controls over your phone’s appearance. Once you enable this feature, you can add custom shortcuts to Chrome tabs and apps to the left- and right-hand side of your phone’s lock screen.

Better battery life and performance

Android Oreo isn’t just about looks. It boosts your phone’s performance and battery life, too. Optimizations to Android’s core code speed up boot time.

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Also, introduces a new battery settings menu that lets you exercise control over power-hungry apps. You can check your phone’s power drain, and see a list of the most power-hungry apps.

smart text selection

The smart text selection feature enables the user to select the relevant text, by just double tapping over the whole text.

Selecting an address will give you an option of navigating to it, and in the case of a phone number, you will be easily able to dial after selecting the number.

Supported Devices

Here, the list of devices branded wise which will receive the Android Oreo update.

Google

  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel C
  • Nexus Player

Samsung

  • Galaxy S8 (G950F, G950W)
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy S8 Plus (G955, G955FD)
  • Galaxy S8 Active
  • Galaxy S7 Edge (G935F, G935FD, G935W8)

LG

  • G6 (All carrier models)
  • G5 (All carrier models)
  • V30
  • V20 (All carrier models)
  • Nexus 5X

HTC

  • U11
  • U Ultra
  • U Play
  • Desire 10 Pro
  • Desire 10 Lifestyle

Sony

  • Xperia XZ Premium (G8141, G8142)
  • Xperia XZS (G8231, G8232)
  • Xperia XZ (F8331, F8332)
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra (G3221, G3212, G3223, G3226)
  • Xperia XA1