7 Of the Best Features that Android 8.0 Oreo has to Offer
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The eighth major update and Android OS’ fifteenth version; Android Oreo is finally upon us. Oreo marks only the second time that Android has used a brand’s name, the first being Android 4.4 KitKat, of course.Internally codenamed Android O and Android Oatmeal Cookie, this version of the OS was released as a developer preview in the March of 2017. The beta version of the update was released to developers in May and another one in June. With the third developer preview release, most of the performance, UI and animation changes were finalized.The fourth preview release came in July and brought bug fixes and optimization. In late August, Android O was officially released to everyone and the name was changed to Android Oreo. Google’s Nexus and Pixel devices eligible for the update, received it on the same day of release.A minor update, Android 8.1.0, was released in December and brought some bug fixes and UI changes to the OS. Needless to say, the name Android Oreo is also used for version 8.1.0. Experts from mobile app development company tell us that today, about 5% of Android devices run Android Oreo but will rapidly increase as more manufacturers start updating their devices.
Why You Should be Excited about Android 8.0Google uses the name of a world famous dessert or confection for all of its major Android updates, the latest being Oreo. Big updates also mark the beginning of a new version number, which, in Oreo’s case, is 8.What makes major updates so exciting is that they bring lots of improvements and new features with them. From better performance and more efficient power usage to new animations and settings, big updates bring a lot of new and sometimes, much-needed features, to Google’s mobile platform.Following the tradition, Android 8.0 has brought lots of goodies with it as well. Honestly speaking, there are way too many improvements, changes and new features to cover in one post but we will try mentioning the best ones for you. Let’s get started!
Power saving restrictions
Fingerprint scanner gestures
Connect to Wi-Fi automatically
Intelligent text selection