Google has introduced the latest version of its mobile system. It is Android 8.0 or Android Oreo, previously known as Android O.
Visually almost no changes in Android Oreo, beyond the redesign of emojis and personalization of icons.
The main changes in Android 8 are at functional level. Many of these novelties you will not even see them but you will notice their use.
Here’s what I consider to be the top 5 features of Android Oreo 8.0 announced by Google. Keep in mind that these are new features available in the pure or original version of Android.
The users of Pixel and Nexus phones will see them. It is possible that one or more of these features are omitted or altered by Android device manufacturers, as they see fit.
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Basically a window mode for Android. You can work with two applications simultaneously. When dealing with windows, as in the PC you can adjust at the will of the size of them. It is a variant of the split screen function that was seen in Android 7 Nougat.
This is a new feature in the original Android, but some manufacturers like Samsung have been implementing it for some time.
Notification dots, Categories, and Snooze
Notification Dots lets you view the latest notifications directly from the application icon.
Notification control allows you to choose in a much more specific way which notifications you receive and which notifications you do not receive from certain applications.
Notifications Snooze allows you to postpone a notification so that it appears again within a certain time.
This feature of Android 8.0 is responsible for automatically filling user fields and password in applications. So you can quickly log in to them in just a couple of strokes without having to type these (or other) data every time you want to enter.
Another interesting feature that is very similar to Samsung’s Active Display function. For example, in the Google Pixel, this feature allows you to display the time and notifications on the screen by touching twice when it is off. And touching on those notifications expand to see their content.
The function that allows executing new applications directly from the browser, without having to install them.
Security, Speed, and Autonomy. Typical words that are mentioned in each presentation of a new Android.
As for security, ./we have Google Play Protect, although it is not a unique feature of Android 8 Oreo. On the speed, Google says that on its Pixel phone the power on is twice as fast with Android 8.
Regarding the battery, says that it will automatically limit the execution of applications in the background and activation of the location service. We will see how remarkable this improvement is in terms of energy savings.
Another complementary feature is the Wifi wizard, which automatically connects to high-quality open Wi-Fi networks and ensures connection to a VPN.
Android Oreo Update at the End of the Year?
Google says it has worked in conjunction with several manufacturers such as HMD Global (Nokia) Huawei, LG, Samsung, Motorola and others to offer the Android Oreo 8 update to these devices later this year.
It sounds pretty promising and we think that maybe it has to do with the Project Treble Android Oreo 8, which says that Android is built on a modular system, just to offer faster updates. We will see if this is true.