Many months have been filled with rumors about what it would be like and what name the new version of the world’s most widely used mobile operating system would have. But yesterday we could confirm by filtering Evan Blass that the name chosen for the one we knew as Android O is Android 8.0 Oreo.
Today has been the great day that finally Google has presented to the world all the features and novelties of the new Android 8.0 Oreo. Its mission is to overcome Android 7.0 Nougat. And everything points to that it will obtain. Although not always so, logic tells us that a later version of a software should be higher than the previous one.
Features that make Android Oreo better than Nougat
Sometimes the new versions are more a mistake than a success, removing features that were good and replacing them with others that are not so much, although pretend to look like. Although Android Nougat leaves the bar high, the truth is that Android Oreo is better thanks to its new features. Let’s see some that will make the experience much more enjoyable. By the way, these are the phones that will possibly upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Two tasks at a time and automatic Wi-Fi
To begin with, with Android Oreo comes a very interesting novelty: Picture-in-Picture. Basically, it is a feature that speeds up the use of the device through floating windows so that two tools operate at the same time. In this way, we will have the possibility, for example, to enjoy a YouTube video and write one mail at a time. No breaks, no interruptions.
We have all taken a fright with the data rate when we received the bill. It’s no wonder we are currently going crazy looking for Wi-Fi connections to not pull data. With Android Oreo we can live more calm in this aspect, because the Wi-Fi will be activated automatically at home. Although we disconnect when leaving for that to save battery, when we return we will reconnect without touching anything. Both at home and on any other network we have saved.
In addition, Android Oreo has support for Wi-Fi Aware, which may not sound but as soon as you try it you will see that it is necessary. Specifically, this is a new certification that endows the Wi-Fi connection we already knew about the ability to search and communicate with services and devices. It does it in real time and with a reduced energy consumption. What does it mean? Well that our smartphone will be able to interact instantly with others that are in a certain range. This eliminates the obligation to pair devices or connect to the same public network.
Farewell to high consumption in the background
How not, another of the key points to ensure that Android Oreo is better than Nougat resides in what they have called Fluid Experience. As is clear from its name, it is a technology in which Google has taken care to make users enjoy a much more fluid experience.
The Mountain View team has achieved this thanks to the reduced consumption of applications when they are in the background. With Oreo, we can configure three different modes to control this activity that is often the culprit that the battery of our smartphones runs out fast.
Better ordered and more visual notifications
One of the modifications that most notice the users is the way to manage the notifications. Unlike Nougat, Oreo allows the grouping of messages according to the sender. So, if we receive ten messages from WhatsApp and nine of them are from the same contact, we will see the notification in a clearer way. This is thanks to the grouped messages.
With this optimization of the notifications manager, we will forget many annoyances and it will be much easier to configure it according to the hierarchy that we want. This means that we will no longer have the notifications sorted by time of arrival. Instead they will be sorted by types, depending on what interests us.
In addition, you can choose the color of each notification, with new fonts and icons. Also multimedia notifications will be more visual. The background color will blend perfectly with the disc cover that we are listening to, for example. Another novelty is that now we will see notification points (or balloons) in the icons of each application.
Useful text enhancements
Something we often do is select and copy text, be it a link, a message, whatever. Well, Android Oreo boasts intelligent text selection. Thanks to this feature, we can, for example, receive suggestions from Google Maps when selecting a text that is an address.
It will also be possible to do something with the computer: paste plain text. That is, even if we make a copy of a rich text (with font format and others) we can choose to paste only the values. So we will not have to make changes in an email so that everything is even.
But that’s not all, because Oreo incorporates a Chrome browser feature that most of us use. It is the autocompletado, a system that we know well and that we use daily in Internet. With it, the logins are simplified and the form filling becomes automatic.
These new features are just a part of everything that comes with Android 8.0 Oreo. It is clear that it is a step ahead of Android Nougat. It will greatly enhance the experience with Google’s mobile operating system. Therefore, it will make using our smartphone more comfortable and faster.
The new features are proof that Oreo beats Nougat. What is very good news for all Android users. For now, to make mouth, we can download the wallpapers of Android Oreo totally free. Do you also think Oreo is better than Nougat?