Google has always remained on the forefront of coming up with something better and excited. Since the inception of Android, Google has kept upgrading its versions to provide enhanced user experience and to meet the demands of the ever evolving technology world.
This time too, Google has finally released the much hyped and talked about latest Android 8.0 Oreo at the major I/O 2017 keynote. It has again lived up its tradition of naming the Android versions after the most alluring and heart-favourite eatables in the world; previously jelly bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and now finally Oreo.
The mobile operating system of Google is upgraded every year. We have not received the full and final version of the updated version, but it has rolled out Android Oreo beta version onto its Android Open Source Project.
Now you must be excited and interested to know what this upcoming version will hold for the end users. You may know something about the Android 8.0 Oreo from the recent Google I/O. To add to your information, here is a roundup of its major highlighting features to quench your excitement to some extent.
What is actually Android 8.0 Oreo?
Android Oreo is the latest update of Google’s Android series of open source platform. It has followed the Android’s Nougat release from last summer. In addition to the name, it has also been given a numerical classification of 8.0.
The highlighting features of Android 8.0 Oreo
Before the release of final version, Google has pre-released few of its beta-versions that are available for download for the developers as well as those who want to test run it.
The keynote of this latest Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo is that it is all about providing “fluid experiences” along with “vitals”. This means that things will be overlapping yet flow much better on the screen and will perform far better than its previous versions.
Offer Fluid experience to the users: The new Android 8.0 Oreo has a new framework that will accelerate the features of the neural network. This will prevent the requirement to compute operations such as text selections.
Improved Boot timings
With this latest Android, you will be able to kick start your favourite tasks quicker with 2 times the speed while powering up.
Limits of background
It will help in minimising the background activity taking place in apps that you use least. It will act as a super power that is not visible to you.
It is often a difficult task to fill in the information every time you sign up for the new app. This problem will be solved with the Android 8.0 Oreo’s auto fill feature. It takes your permission to remember your login information so to help you signup into your favourite apps at super speed.
Last year, the Android N developer preview had a picture-in-picture mode similar to the one present in Apple iPad, but that was specifically for Android TV. Now the Google declared that this feature will be soon available in Google O used for smartphones as an embedded feature. Through this feature, you will be able to watch the video while using other apps such as answering the phone calls or a chat.
It will be simple to launch by using the home button. The played video will then turn into a small window so that it would not hinder your other task and you can move it around the screen.
Another interesting feature in Android 8.0 Oreo will is going to be notification dots. It has been notified by Google as a new feature for the app developers which will indicate that activity is going on in their app. It’s a similar kind of app dots that are displayed in the Apple iPhone’s operating system when there is some app notification. You can easily remove them from the screen with a simple swipe.
Instant Android apps
You will be directly able to teleport into the new apps through your browser without installing them.
Improvements in battery life
The latest update will considerably improve your battery life due to its features.
Now you can share your true emotions with an exciting and new additional set of Emojis.
Smart Text selection
This new feature will help to make your routine interactions with your smartphone less tedious. Simply double tap the information which you want to select will automatically select the complete line or the URL. For instance, if you double tap a part of a URL or email address it will automatically select the complete address and will offer the copy, paste and other format options.
Awareness of Wi-fi
With the Android 8.0 Oreo on your phone, you will be able to use the same network to connect with other devices even in the absence of internet connectivity.
The area of notifications have more space while the toggles are reordered in this Android update.
Management of notifications
The notifications from the app can be easily muted with a swipe or by accessing the toggle notification.
Google play protect
This time Google has taken another step forward to ensure more secure mobile security. This feature of Android 8.0 Oreo will display a small card on the mobile screen to show that it is scanning all your mobile apps and you do not get anything harmful into your phone.
This time there is a lot of improvement in the Android run time.
Rearrangements of settings menu
There are adjustments and improvements in settings menu which will make the management much more simple and easy.
It is possible to do manual adjustments in the shortcuts which replace the camera and voice assistance which is set as default.
The Sony company has donated its LDAC feature for all the Bluetooth headphones which will enable a high quality of audio for the Android 8.0 Oreo smartphones.
A reliable and predictable model for the arrow and tab has been added which will make help developers as well as the users.
Colour Gamut feature for apps
Android 8.0 Oreo will help the apps to enable HDR. This will provide a wider selection of colour gamuts to the users, if available.
Few rumoured features of Android 8.0 Oreo
In addition to the known features that will become a part of the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo, there are some rumoured features which might become a part of the final version. Take a look at those rumoured features;
This feature is designed to minimize the annoyance of copying the text from one app and pasting it into another one. Through this feature, it will become quick and easy to copy paste the entire addresses and tapping on the address will directly take you to the Google maps.
Improvement in gesture triggers
Another rumoured feature is an improvement in finger gestures. For instance, if you draw a C with your finger on the touch screen, it will open up contacts on the screen.
Hopefully, these features will succeed in making the users experience much more quick, simple and exciting.
Can you try the beta Android 8.0 Oreo on your phone?
The answer is yes. You simply need to possess a compatible device so that you can install the public beta version by enrolling it in the Android public beta program.