It’s what you’ve been waiting for, the new Android 8.0 version is now Officially called Oreo.
After months of guessing what it might be called, Google has finally revealed the new desert, sweet name during the Solar Eclipse in New York.
Many people were unsure and doubtful about the name, but now we know – it’s Android Oreo!
This is the second time Google has partnered up successfully with a company to name their Operating System after some sweet cookies. It happened with Android 4.4 too which was named after KitKat at the time.
The new OS will have a lot to love for, it will fix and improve a lot of issues on Nougat and will improve your battery life. It will also make your Android Oreo devices have perhaps a more stable and lengthy future as the new OS will help manufacturers update their devices to the new OS versions thanks to a lot of enhancements from Google’s and other contributors side.
Here’s a short list that’s currently listed on Google’s website about the new Android 8.0 Oreo update
- 2x faster:
Get started on your favorite tasks more quickly with 2x the boot speed when powering up*
*boot time as measured on Google Pixel
- Background limits:
Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it’s the super power you can’t even see.
With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
Allows you to see two apps at once, it’s like having super strength and laser vision.
- Notification Dots:
Press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
- Android Instant Apps:
Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
- Google Play Protect:
This will scan all of the applications on your phone which are installed from the Google Play Store and from Unknown sources, it will protect you from harmful malware and hackers accessing your private and confidental data.
- Battery optimisation and enhancements to keep you up and running for longer
Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.
- Accessibility button
Allows you to quickly access from the navigation bar accessibility features, like magnification, and functionality within accessibility services, like Select to Speak.
- Accessibility volume
Accessibility services can optimize the audio experience for users with disabilities.
- Adaptive icons
Developers can now provide a full-bleed square shaped icon and OEMs will mask the icon to ensure intra-device consistency.
- Ambient screen
Highlights the incoming notification with larger font, highlighted app name and immediate access to actions.
- Background execution limits
More control over how apps run in the background for better overall system performance.
- Background location limits
Limits the frequency of location updates in the background for better overall system health.
- Deep color
Enables applications to render richer visual content with more vibrant colors and subtler gradients. Supports full color management which allows applications to render images in the format and quality they were intended.
- Downloadable fonts
Applications no longer need to bundle custom fonts, which helps reduce their size.
- Install unknown apps
Hostile downloader apps can’t operate without permission; users now permit the installation of APKs per-source.
- Integrated printing support
Compatible with all Mopria-certified printers, which make up 97% of printers sold worldwide.
- Linkable files
API that allows you to share files across the Internet via web links.
- Native C/C++ API for high-performance audio
API function for high-performance audio including Native C/C++ audio API.
- Notification categories
More granular and consistent control over which notifications can appear and how intrusive they are.
- Notification snoozing
Lets users hide notifications for a period of time, similar to Inbox snoozing.
- Project Treble
The biggest change to the foundations of Android to date: a modular architecture that makes it easier and faster for hardware makers to deliver Android updates.
- TextView autosizing
Developers can now let the size of their text expand or contract automatically based on the size and characteristics of the TextView, making it much easier to optimize the text size on different screens or with dynamic content.
Support for tooltips (small popup windows with descriptive text) for views and menu items.
- Wi-Fi Assistant
Auto-connects you to high quality open WiFi and secures your connection with a VPN back to Google.
We are going to get deeper about these new features, optimisations, enhancements in the next couple of days to give you a better inside look about what you should expect!
Check out the source link down below to check all of these features and new functions on Google’s website.
Also, check out the already confirmed devices that are expected to receive Android Oreo when it becomes available.
For the time being, what are your thoughts about these features and overall the name – Android Oreo? Let us know in the comments down below!