Android Oreo is Released – Here is Everything You Need to Know

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Google has revealed the official name of the next version of Android, ending months of speculation over what Android O would be. True to the Google tradition of naming the OS after some sort of confectionary, the upcoming version of Android has been named Android Oreo.

The OS will roll out as OTA updates on Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5x, Nexus 6p smartphones and Pixel C tablet in the next few months and will be available on smartphones by OEM partners by the end of the year.

What’s new in Android Oreo?

Here we’ve explained all Android Oreo New Features

Notification Dots

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One of an important feature in the new release is How android handles its notifications, The Notification Dots help you see which app has anything new to show you on tap of app’s icons can bring up a menu with last notification sent.

Picture-in-picture

Android Oreo features

The picture-in-picture mode lets you minimize video and watch them during other tasks on a smartphone, there are few apps like imo which lets you do other work and video chat at same time.

Autofill

Autofill is a new built-in feature which allows third-party password manager like Dashlane and LastPass work without having to use workarounds like Android accessibility overlays. Android Oreo features

Emoji

Google redesigned its emoji for this new version of Android and added 60 new emoji in the process.

New Setting Screen

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Google also made some changes to the Settings menu. For the most part, that means a simpler menu structure that isn’t divided into separate groups (Wireless & networks, device, personal, system) anymore. That means some of the items that got first-class billing on the old screen are now a bit further down in the menu tree.

Instant Apps enabled by default

Instant Apps allow developers to chop up their apps into smaller pieces that can run instantly, with just a click. There’s no need to install anything. This works from Android 6.0 up, but it’s enabled by default in this new version of Android and may just be one of the most exciting new Android features in recent years.

Faster boot speed

On the backend, the Android team worked hard to make the system boot up faster (almost twice as fast on a Pixel, for example) and to ensure that your battery lasts longer. That means Android now restricts apps from using too much of your battery when they are running in the background.

Security

Google is adding a number of new security features to Android. You’re not going to notice most of these in daily use, but they include Google Play Protect.

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SEE ALSO: Android Oreo Battery Drain Fix

Which automatically scans apps and the rest of your system for security issues. That’s on top of hardened security, improved encryption support and other updates.

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Muhammad Irfan Raza
Irfan Raza is Editor at TechWafer covering Everything about Apple including Mac, iPhones, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, and How-tos.

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