Saturday, September 21, 2019

Android 8.0 Oreo: Everything You Need to Know | AIB

Android 8.0 Oreo is now a reality. After months of its speculation about the name and features, Google officially released the version 8.0 Andriod OS that mostly used worldwide.

The new version has significant changes in some categories that ensure to improve the main concerns of users. The thing is this new version of Android comes to market when its predecessor, Android Nougat is hardly present in 11% of mobile. But what new features Android 8.0 Oreo? We analyze them.

Better management of notifications

The management of notifications improves with each Android update. We saw in Nougat, and now Oreo takes a step forward to help everyday users. Thus, notifications are grouped by contact, so that they appear better organized.

And with what they have called Notification Dots, icons for each app will display a marker that will access a menu that includes everything in it.

Battery Management

Every OS update brings a better battery management. Android 8.0 Oreo was not going to stay behind, it works mainly for reducing consumption of background applications.

To achieve this, they set three different levels: apps that give location information, apps that show notifications and apps that perform heavy tasks in the background.

Dynamic Icons

The icons are more dynamic in Android 8.0 Oreo, but the best thing is that they are customizable. In fact, you can choose how you prefer icon: Square? Triangle? Circle? Icons can also expand in size when pinches on them.

Picture in Picture mode

Thanks to Picture in Picture mode, you can have a floating video window on any app you have open.

The multitasking takes on more importance than ever since it will allow, for example, to take notes while watching a YouTube video or make a video.

Intelligent text selection

Probably one of the things you do most often on your mobile: select text to copy it. Hence, this step will now become more intelligent and suggest you immediately open different applications depending on your selection. So, if you select a number, it proposes to call or whether, on the contrary, choose a direction, will suggest open Google Maps.


Sure you’re already used this function to Autofill Google Chrome, right? Now Google introduces so you can use third – party applications, which will save a lot of time when you type anything.


Need more emoji? Not quite. Google’s redesigns to bring them to other platforms and easier to understand.

Availability of Android 8.0 Oreo

Oreo Android 8.0 is coming soon to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL and Nexus Player. According to Google, different manufacturers such as Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global (Nokia), Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony are already working on Android Oreo for the new version reaches some of their mobiles before year end.

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