Google Android 8.0 Oreo is the next generation of Android Operating Systems and from now on it will be the strength of all the Android devices. If you want to update to Android Oreo, you must own Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, or Nexus 6P.
Along with these devices, other phones such as Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Huawei, Motorola, LG, Sony, and others are also going to have this update later this year. So, if you don’t have a Google phone, you must not worry as the Project Treble will let you have the Android Oreo update on other Android devices too.
Android Oreo Features:
Before the news of Android Oreo being introduced, Google Android Nougat was the most advanced versions of the Android Operating Systems and it was released in 2016. Android Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 were almost the same in terms of features, and the latter was just an incremental maintenance release of the former one. Android Oreo is much more advanced than the previous OS and is equipped with features that can amaze you. Following are some of the confirmed features of this update:
Faster boot times:
This upgrade will bring faster boot times to the Pixel and Pixel XL devices and is very impressive. This faster boot times will make the necessary reboots less painful as compared to other devices and will save a lot of time.
Picture in Picture (PiP) mode:
Google Android Nougat introduced a split picture mode and it helped a lot in multitasking. The PiP mode is a more advanced version of this feature as it can allow you to miniaturize video calls or a YouTube video in one corner of your screen so that you can carry out other tasks too.
If we talk about the performances and features of Marshmallow, Lollipop, and KitKat, Marshmallow is certainly better than the two but Android Oreo is way better than all the OS. Though Marshmallow is also equipped with features such as USB type-C, Android Oreo has lot more features that can make your task easier. The Adaptive icons feature allows the icons to animate according to the user interaction.
Restricted background activities:
This feature will help you save your battery by far as it will restrict the background activities which drain the battery of the device. This feature is paired with intelligent saves and doze functions that can de-prioritize the apps running in the background. Android Nougat had this feature too, but with Android Oreo, this feature will be much longer.
The press-to-hold option will make copying and paste much easier. With this feature, you can press and hold anything you want to move and pop it anywhere. For example, you can highlight a phone number and easily pop it into the dialer.
The keyboard navigation feature will allow the users to use a much more advanced keyboard than ever. People are already using physical keyboard apps but Android O will directly allow the users to use a better model of keyboard with keys such as ‘tab’ and ‘arrow’ for improved navigation.