After months of waiting, Google has announced that its new Android O stands for Android 8.0 Oreo. As the name suggests, Oreo is expected to be smarter, faster, more powerful and sweeter than ever. Here is a bird’s eye view of the top 5 features of the new Oreo that will excite fans across the world.
Meet Oreo- The latest Android platform
- Preserves your battery life
Android 8.0 Oreo will prevent apps from wasting your phone’s battery charge. Oreo will limit the activities of the apps idling on your phone’s background. This ensures more efficient and lasting device life. All current apps will run in spite of the automatic restrictions. The booting speed is also faster in Oreo.
- Notification Channels feature
This new feature allows you to customize app notifications, thereby reducing the disturbance. Filtering notifications is more enhanced, when compared to the previous versions of Android. A long tap on the app icon will help you see the latest notifications, along with links and shortcuts to the app widgets.
- Built-in “Picture-in-Picture” mode
The addition of the Picture-in-Picture mode allows you to minimize videos and continue watching them, while you navigate elsewhere. That means, you can continue to watch a YouTube video in a small window while reading an email or booking your Uber ride.
- Icons that adapt
Generally, Android device manufacturers create their own custom OS skins that resemble the shape of the app icons downloaded from Play Store. Using Oreo, Android developers can create adaptive icons that offer various shape options, when they automatically shift based on the theme of your home screen. This improves the look and feel of your device.
- For the Chromebook
If you are using a Chromebook or a Chrome OS-based computer, Oreo has a feature for you. Oreo allows Android developers to tap into the functionality of arrow and tab movement. This allows them to customize the keyboard inputs, thus improving navigation of your device. This will enhance the touch-based experiences on a computer.
Currently, only few of the devices have entered the phase of carrier testing for Oreo. These include Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel XL. By the end of this year, most of the prominent manufacturers will upgrade their devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.