An­droid 8.0, oreo, un­veiled

The new ver­sion is smarter, faster, more pow­er­ful and sweeter than ever

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Google has in­tro­duced the next ver­sion of its An­droid op­er­at­ing sys­tem – An­droid Oreo – call­ing it ‘smarter, faster, more pow­er­ful and sweeter than ever’. An­droid 8.0 brings in fea­tures such as No­ti­fi­ca­tion dots, which is a sim­ple way to ac­cess no­ti­fi­ca­tions, Pic­ture-in-pic­ture for mul­ti­task­ing, Aut­ofill Frame­work that re­mem­bers all lo­gin cre­den­tials, Back­ground lim­its that pre­vent un­in­ten­tional overuse of bat­tery and mem­ory, Google Play Pro­tect and faster boot time and re­designed Emoji, among other things. An­droid 8.0 is fo­cused on op­ti­mis­ing bat­tery life, graph­ics ren­der­ing, and sta­bil­ity, while giv­ing de­vel­op­ers bet­ter vis­i­bil­ity over the health of their apps. Here are some of the key high­lights of An­droid Oreo.

Google is push­ing the sources to An­droid Open Source Project (AOSP) for ev­ery­one to ac­cess. Dave Burke, VP of En­gi­neer­ing, An­droid, said in a blog post, “We’ve been work­ing closely with our part­ners over the last many months, and by the end of this year, hard­ware mak­ers like Es­sen­tial, Huawei, HTC, Ky­ocera, Mo­torola, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Sam­sung, Sharp and Sony are sched­uled to be launch­ing or up­grad­ing new de­vices to An­droid 8.0 Oreo.”

The adop­tion of the new An­droid OS is slow as com­pared to Ap­ple’s iOS. The num­ber of An­droid smart­phones run­ning on Nougat is still very low pri­mar­ily be­cause man­u­fac­tur­ers take time to re­lease the up­date and, some don’t even do that. On the other hand, Ap­ple re­leases the soft­ware up­date for all iOS users.

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