Check out the latest Android 8.0 Oreo features

Friday, August 25, 2017



Google do surprise us always when it comes to the release of anything new. This time also they didn't make any exceptions. The long waited Android 8.0 Oreo was released on 21st August in New York.
The Android Oreo will first be made available on Pixel and Nexus devices.

Here are the few coolest changes that had been done in the Android O...

1. Picture within Picture:
Multi-tasking will now be even easier with Oreo, as we will now be able to view an image or a video even being in a different screen. Unlike Nougat, we don't need to split the screen, within a small window we can now be able to see image or video, just like we do it in YouTube or VLC.

2. Fixed the Battery Issues:
The Doze Mode released in the Android Marshmallow had improved the battery life compared to it's previous versions. But this change is supposed to be resolve the remaining issues regarding the battery drains in Nougat.

3. Smart Text Selection:
This feature is undoubtedly a great one. On selecting a text, the OS will determine whether it is an address or email or phone number and will prompt options to either view the address in Map, or send mail to the id or call the number.

4. Auto-fill:
So, far we used to see this feature in Chrome, that whenever we fill in a form, Chrome fills the saved email or username or password automatically, now this feature will be available for every form we fill in our device.

5. Setting Menu:
The setting menu that we will gonna see in the new Oreo will be slightly different from that of Nougat devices. The setting options which we use most often will be available in the menu. Also the number of options have been reduced.

6. Notification Dots:
On new notifications for each app, there will be a dot over them, and on tapping them we can get a see a list of options that we may do.

7. Snooze Notification:
When a notification is there and we don't have much time to view it, we can just tap it and snooze the notification for sometime, after which it will again come back.

8. Wifi Aware:
This function works so that devices can communicate when they are close, via Wi-fi aware, without necessarily having to use the internet connection.

9. Rescue Part:
Another new Android 8.0 feature has been announced. Rescue Party will help prevent bootloops, one of the most dreaded mobile phone issues. When core system components are crashing over and over again, Android will notice and take steps to recover the device. As a final resort, it will reboot into Recovery Mode and give the option to factory reset the device. This feature will be enabled by default and doesn't require any special hardware, though it's only for phones running Android Oreo.

10. Adaptive Icons and Emojis:
Now, app icons will change it's shape according to the app developer's UI. It can appear circular or square depending on devices. And one of the new changes is the change in the emojis, which are now more round and gradient.

These were some of the newly updated features in the all new Android Oreo and also there are many more. Feel free to comment and do let us know, if there's anything we missed..

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