Android 8.0 Oreo: All its features and news


Finally, finally! What millions were waiting for is already a reality. The big technology, Google, has introduced Android 8.0 Oreo, a rumor that had months passing between the corridors, and although since yesterday we already knew his name through Evan Blass, today, has seen the exit of the tunnel Along with the accompaniment of the total solar eclipse. Regarding the previous version of this operating system, 7.0 Nougat, Android 8.0 wants to improve various features on all mobile phones that will have this update. If you want to know all the news, you can not miss the information we have brought to everyone. Let’s start!

After several trial versions and after so many months waiting, Android 8.0 Oreo surprises all lovers of this awesome operating system. And if we talk about unknowns and waiting time, we have to go back to what was seen with Android 5.0 Lollipop, which also came out with only one letter, in this case the “L” . Then, it was repeated with 6.0 Marshmallow and 7.0 Nougat, but that in the end, it was an excellent advertising strategy for Google Inc., since the more it was speculated, the greater the desire was to know the arrival of each version.

Android Oreo Features

In addition to the 5 features we had previously met, here’s what we all know about version 8.0 of the world’s most commonly used operating system.

First, smartphones that will feature Android 8.0 Oreo

Phones that will be upgraded to Android O

The first mobiles that will have this update of Android are those manufactured by Google itself: we talk about the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C. After them, will do equipment like the OnePlus 3 and 3T, Nokia 3, 4, 5 and 6, the Asus Zenfone 3 and the latest Sony terminals. After the above mentioned, we will have to wait to see what other devices will join the fleet of phones with 8.0 Oreo.

Also, if you are part of the betas program you can enjoy this version by means of an update . Now, if for some reason you are not in that program, you can also download the factory image to install it without help, although in this process will lose the data stored.

Improved Icons

Android The Preview

In this feature, Google wanted to innovate by allowing developers to create icons that can change shape according to the action we perform. For example, we can choose the way in which we want to see the icon for our launcher, you can also enjoy dynamic elements where we would be seeing as an icon increases if we click on it, or also, see how they change from side to side Of animations.

Smart text selector with better features

The selection of intelligent text is something that we all thank, and more with this version that contracts a very good feature indeed. With Android Oreo, we can be accessing the possibility of pressing on a number of tabs that will be present the moment you select a text. This means that, for example, if we select an address, we will automatically suggest the section Google Maps, while if we select a phone number, the menu will suggest the option to call or add to contacts. Very ingenious, is not it?

Fluid Experience, for a much faster experience

In each new version, we see how the good experience is part of our day to day with the mobile, and here with Android Oreo, Google is sure to comply with what was promised, where they indicated that they were working on a technology that reduced the consumption of The apps in the background, and in update 8.0 this news will come true.

This function is called Fluid Experience , and it has been designed to establish 3 levels of activity control in the background, depending on whether you send notifications, whether they are providing information about the location and whether they are performing greater activity Weight but in the background.

Picture in Pinture mode, the icing on the cake

At the intermediate point of the characteristics we want to emphasize that this function is one of the most important novelties, as it will allow us to have a floating window to, among other things, watch a video on YouTube while we respond to a text message. And not only with YouTube, but also a feature that can be used to allow interaction with 2 tools at the same time. With the advent of Picture in Picture mode we left behind the annoyance where our video on YouTube had to be paused by the arrival of an urgent message or WhatsApp message.

Emojis new

While the previous emoticons were not bad or ugly, the resolution and visualization was something that users wanted to be improved in all emojis, which is, they have redesigned these communication tools, the results?  Magnificent!

Project Treble, for better updates by manufacturers

The project Treble was heard during the last edition of the festival of the American company named Google I/O, a presentation that referred to a system that could perform updates with higher security standards and in a simpler way. In essence, it is a question of separating the framework from the customization layers of the manufacturers of the Android framework, in order to divide the system architecture into several modules so that the updates can be performed in a simple way.

However, this feature will be available for now only for Google Pixel, so you will have to wait for more data on this implementation.

A dazzling notification manager

Another super interesting point that we could not ignore is the modified notification manager that has entered with Android Oreo, since with it we can group the notifications according to the contact that has issued one or several messages. For example, if you receive 7 messages in Telegram and 5 are from the same user, the interface will group these messages so that they are projected together and can be better observed.

Also, it has come the possibility of activating badges on the icons and another function that allows us to set reminders so that we do not forget to see the messages in the applications of instantaneous messaging.

And of course, how not to mention the name of the famous cookie

Android Oreo

It is illogical to name all the previous features and not to mention the name that the version adheres to. Android Oreo refers to what is seen with the 4.4 KitKat update, a name that reflects a curious taste for cookies, first for KitKat, and then for the well-known Oreo brand.

It should be noted that many negative comments have been generated on the arrival of this operating system, as users confirm that they expected much more than some of the features that will be part of the new version of Android. However, we see this arrival as a success, and every day will be better for the green little doll who now wears the Oreo print on his front and back.

What do you expect to see on Android 8.0 Oreo? We look forward to your inquiries in the comments section.

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