Google’s latest update of its mobile operating system, known as Android 8.0 Oreo has got tech enthusiasts excited. While it is smarter, faster and powerful than its previous versions, we give you five reasons you will fall in love with it:
Picture-in-picture: Ever try checking your schedule while staying on a video call? Android Oreo makes it easy with picture-in-picture, letting you see two apps at once: it's like having the power to be in two places at the same time!
Notification dots: With Android Oreo, notification dots let you tap to see what's new in your apps— like the important ones you put on your homescreen—and then take action on those notifications quickly.
Stronger security and battery life: Evildoers trying to get bad software onto your device? Android Oreo is more secure with google play protect built in, security status front and center in settings, and tighter app install controls. Battery depleted and still galaxies away from a charger? Been there, too. Android Oreo helps minimise unintentional overuse of battery from apps in the background; these limits keep your battery going longer.
Blazing speed: When you’re on the go, speed is perhaps the most important superpower. 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, auto fill 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 fire up new apps; no installation needed.
Extraordinary emojis: Even superheroes don’t do it alone. Android Oreo brings along a team of fully-redesigned emojis, including new emoji to help save the day
Google is working with HMD global, the new parent of Nokia phones, Huawei, HTC, Motorola, LG, Samsung and Sony, and they are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo soon. Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version.