Google introduced its new Android 8.0 during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 in New York, USA. During the presentation it was shown live stream video of the eclipse and the big reveal of Android Oreo on Google's website. It is otherwise known as “Android Oreo” or Android O.
Android Nougat was released in August last year and one year later, Android 8.0 came on board with the name Oreo. However, The Android Oreo will first be made available for the Pixel devices and certain Nexus devices
In this post, we shall look into the Android 8.0 features as announced by Google.
Android 8.0 Oreo features
Battery energy consumption
Android 8.0 makes it easy to discover the applications that expend the most battery power. Typically, Facebook or WhatsApp fall on this list. Be that as it may, just with Android Oreo you would be able to check whether the applications have been depleting your battery with background activities, or whether they are just utilizing battery life when you're in the application.
It protect users' battery life and performance, Google has put automatic limits on app background activities in Android Oreo. Whether you're talking, playing, working or streaming, you can feel confident about keeping your battery strong and full of life. The background limits will specifically include implicit broadcasts, background services and location updates. For users, this means less energy consumption, and ultimately, longer battery life.
Swift moves behind the scenes
It get started on your favorite tasks more quickly with 2x ; the boot speed when powering up, boot time as measured on Google Pixel. Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see.
Google Play Security
Google Play Protect is a foundation benefit that will enhance security on Android by dissecting the conduct of applications to identify malware, and expel it from your phone and from the Play Store.
Autofill upsets secret word administration
Google is bringing a framework wide Autofill API to Android 8.0. With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed. This enabling the greater part of your passwords to be managed in a central place. This will mean convenience and security when signing into applications and filling out forms since there won't be any need to copy/paste usernames and passwords any longer.
Another new Android 8.0 feature was announced to be Rescue Party which will help avert bootloops, a standout amongst the most feared mobile phone issues. When core system components are crashing over again, Android will notice and find a way to recover the device. If all else fails, it will reboot into Recovery Mode and give the choice to factory reset the device. This feature will be enabled by default and doesn't require any exceptional hardware, however it's just for phones running Android Oreo.
Better Bluetooth bolster
Android 8.0 "Oreo" also support for Bluetooth 5.0 meaning that it will be faster data transfer up to four times compared to the previous version of Bluetooth supports high-quality Bluetooth audio and codecs for example, LDAC. Sony is helping Google in the advancement of LDAC audio wireless technology. Android 8.0 as indicated by the company, LDAC can transfer a bigger volume of information through Bluetooth, with a bit rate of more than 990 kbps. At the end of the day, this implies better audio quality for devices running with Android 8.0.
Search and find app info
Since Android Lollipop the Settings menu has included a search function. With the new update to Android 8.0, the search gets a new feature. App info now appears in the search results for installed apps. So, you can quickly access an app's App info menu to quit the app, delete its cache or manage its permissions.
With the new picture-in-picture mode, multitasking is much less demanding. Do two things at once, at once. It allows you to see two apps at once, it's like having super strength and laser vision. You can have an application open or play a video in a little window, much like what you can do in the YouTube application as of now, rather than showing it one next to the other with another application in the standard multi-window mode. Along these lines is more adaptable, and a few applications will support it soon, including YouTube, Netflix, Maps, Duo and that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Lot of emoji Characters
For the lovers of icons. Google’s redesigned existing Android emojis to say goodbye to the iconic emoji blobs.
Android Oreo packs in support for the new Unicode emoji characters, like zombie, exploding head, vampire, hedgehog, giraffe, fortune cookie and many more. And in major visual change that could potentially irk many users.
From the above mentioned features, you can tell us your thoughts and feeling on Android 8.0 Oreo and also your favorite feature in the new version compare with the previous ones. Let us know your opinion in the comments section below