8 with 8 feature…
Its official that android 8.0 is announced by Google with a name “Oreo” with 8 distinctive features in that.
The first preview of this android had been released by Google in March this year. The second developer preview was rolled out in May during Google I/O developer conference. The last and final developer version had rolled out in July.
It will be available in few selected models first. Here’s what Google said on its blog, “We’re pushing the sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for everyone to access today. Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P builds have entered carrier testing, and we expect to start rolling out in phases soon, alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player.”
With Android 8.0 Oreo, users can expect a much faster experience on Android. Google says the new iteration significantly reduces the boot time. Google has also worked to optimize performance for apps that run in the background apps all the time. The company is encouraging developers to use its new tools that ensure background-running apps don’t hamper the overall performance.
The feature essentially allows users to watch videos on the device while using any other app. This is similar to the floating bubble of Facebook Messenger for Android.
Google now gives you more options to customize notifications. For an example, you can snooze notifications and respond at a time that is suitable to you
With Android 8.0, Google has announced full compatibility with Emoji 5.0, which comes with a slew of new emojis such as orange heart, dinosaurs and vomit face.
One of the biggest features in Android O is support for Bluetooth 5.0. Even though the latest generation Bluetooth isn’t widely available, but we expect more phones to come with much faster Bluetooth 5.0.
A lot of OEMs allow users to do a lot more things like taking selfies and navigating the UI with the fingerprint scanner besides unlocking/locking the smartphone.
Android O comes with Google’s Autofill Framework which enables autofill data like credit card number or addresses within in apps. Until now, autofill feature has been restricted to web users mostly.
A lot of users turn off Wi-Fi in order to save battery or avoid connecting to an insecure network. Android O solves this problem by allowing users to turn on/off Wi-Fi depending on your location.
8 with 8 feature…