Android Oreo 8.0
Android currently powers more than 2 Billion monthly active devices, with thousands & lakhs of new devices being added daily.
Moreover it has the biggest application store currently around the Globe.
Let’s jump to the topic…
Google announced Android 8.0 a long a go now since its first release of the Developers Preview.
- Android O developer preview 1 (alpha) : March 21
- Android O developer preview 2 (beta) : May 17
- Android O developer preview 3 (beta) : June 8
- Android O developer preview 4 (final beta) : July 24
When will the Android 8.0 release ?
Many Tech Enthusiasts have been asking around for the final release of the Android 8.0, So google eventually confirmed the launch of it on 21 August and eventually will be called as Android Oreo.
- August 21: Final Android 8.0 Oreo release
Many Google Devices like the Google Pixel(all variants), as well as the Nexus 6P,
Nexus 5X and Pixel C will get this update on the 21st of August. Other Mobile giants
like the Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG & Motorola are expected to get this update in a
couple of months to half a year or as per their carrier variants.
If you are owner of any Google device which supports Android Oreo, you can have it downloaded from the Official Google Android’s Website.
Check the list of Devices compatible with Android Oreo Here and Download the System image accordingly.
What’s new ?
So, what does an update mean basically, it means making something more modern or latest. While it should be, but it no where means that it will be better than it’s predecessor (Windows 7 to Windows 8).
An update should bring new features or any changes to the already prevailing features.
Let me tell you something…
Android Oreo 8.0 brings 10+ improvements and a tons of new features.
It is more faster, more user friendly, and more battery saver.
- Background location limits – It reduces the consumption of battery caused by regular and unwanted updation of location by the device. Reducing/Limiting the number of times a background service/application asks for the location can certainly limit battery usage.
- Background Execution limits – Proper memory management for optimising and limiting the use of memory causing noticeable improvements to the system performance.
- Accessibility button & volume – You can easily access from the navigation bar accessibility features, like magnification, and functionality within accessibility services, like Select to Speak. Moreover it can also optimise volume levels for the persons with disabilities thus improving audio experience.
- Ambient screen – Highlights the incoming notification with larger font, highlighted app name and immediate access to actions.
- Integrated printing support – Compatible with all Morpia – Certified Printers, which make up support for almost 97% of the printers worldwide.
- Bluetooth 5 – Yes. You heard it right Android O supports Bluetooth 5,some facts about Bluetooth 5:
- Bluetooth 5 extends and enhances the Bluetooth Low Energy aspects of Bluetooth, it does not alter Bluetooth Classic.
- Any notions of increased range or speed for audio streaming over Bluetooth BDR/EDR are wrong. As BLE is not used for streaming audio to wireless bluetooth speakers.
- Bluetooth 5 offers greater speed and distance for Bluetooth Low Energy connections but these are mutually exclusive, you either have greater speed or greater range, not both.
- Downloadable Fonts – Gone are the days when you have to use the stock android fonts, unless you are using a certain manufacturer specific tweaked OS(Samsung TouchWiz). Now, you can download any font and use it universally all over your apps, which cuts down the idea of bundling custom fonts with the application for developers, thus reducing application size.
- Textview Autosizing – Expanding & contracting of the Texts on the Textview made easy with this feature, developers can make use of this feature to provide richer and effective content which can support any screen size.
- Notifications – Android Oreo has changed the way notifications are displayed for you, a small dot marker will be shown on an app which has a notification related to it, you can touch the dot which will view the notification for you on a small dialog styled box. You can select what you want to do with it, even you can snooze them like an alarm. It will notify you later.
- Higher Audio Quality – Oreo promises to deliver high quality Audio outputs with API functions including Native C/C++ audio API.
- Do two things at Once – Do you ever tried any application which lets you play youtube videos while you work around, the youtube video screen shrinks down to a smaller size and you can adjust its location anywhere on the screen. The thing with Oreo is that along with Youtube you can perform this with any other app. Means you can use any two application at a single time.
The Last Call
Android Oreo looks to be an excellent Android update with lots of improved capabilities.
The only thing you’ll be missing out is, unless you aren’t PIxel or a Nexus user you’ll have to wait
from a minimum of couple of months to atleast half a year for this update to start rolling out for your devices.
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