Google officially announced the next version of the mobile OS, the Android 8.0 named as Oreo, at an event in New York, and this coincided with US total Solar Eclipse event.
The Mountain View-based company said it has released the AOSP code to its manufacturing partners, and will soon release the Android Oreo software update to the Google Pixel, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P smartphones as well as the Pixel C and Nexus Player devices.
It comes with new features like picture-in-picture and Autofill to help you navigate tasks seamlessly. Plus, it’s got stronger security protections and speed improvements that keep you safe and moving at lightspeed.
Additionally, notification dots let you tap to see what’s new in your apps like the important ones you put on your home-screen and then take action on those notifications quickly.
Android Oreo is more secure with Google Play Protect built in, security status front and center in settings, and tighter app install controls.
The new update helps to minimize unintentional overuse of battery from apps in the background; these limits keep your battery going longer.
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With Android Oreo, you can get started on tasks more quickly than ever with a faster boot speed (up to twice as fast on Pixel, in fact).
Once you’re powered up, Autofill on Android Oreo remembers things like logins (with your permission) to quickly get you into your favorite apps. Plus, support for Android Instant Apps means you can teleport directly into new apps, no installation needed.
Oreo brings along a team of fully-redesigned emojis, including new emoji to help save the day like.
Pixel and Nexus owners should be the first to expect Oreo to roll out on their devices, Kamdar said. He added that Android was working with major partners to have their devices launch with Oreo or be upgraded with it before the end of 2017.
OnePlus has already said its OnePlus 3, 3T will get Android O. Asus too has confirmed the same for its smartphones.