After months of speculation, Android O (Android 8.0) has been officially unveiled as Android Oreo. This means Android Oreo is the official name of next version of Google’s mobile operating system. It is now available for some selected devices. Here I am going to tell about Android Oreo in details.
So, let’s start with its features, tips and tricks.
Android Oreo Features and Tips and Tricks
On this basis of Android Oreo beta version, I m going to tell some cool features. This version of Android has tried to solve the problems of most Android users are facing or have faced.
Better battery life and performance(Faster boot times)
In smartphone related issues, Battery life is in top positions. Not only looks is enhanced but battery and performance are also enhanced. According to Google, Android Oreo startup time is twice fast as Andriod Nougat due to optimization of Android’s core code speed up boot time. That means now you won’t have to wait several minutes to start your phone. In addition to this, the operation became fast and smooth.
Now coming to Battery Optimization. Android Oreo has introduced a new battery setting menu. Now you can control power draining apps. There is an option to see your phone’s power drain vs total time you have used your phone. You can also view individual app, how much power they consume in background versus when they are opened.
Android Oreo will start GPS or other hardware only when apps require your current location otherwise it will feed the apps with your last location so that power can be saved.
Picture-in-picture mode, improved multi-window
It is one of Android Oreo’s flagship features. This feature will help in multi-tasking with more apps, not all apps. Picture-in-picture(pip) allows miniaturizing the video call, youtube video into a corner of your mobile phone so that you could use other applications simultaneously. This is the most interesting and most waiting features in Android Oreo. Many android lovers were waiting for this. To enable this feature, go to Settings >> Apps & notifications >> Advanced >> Special app access >> Picture-in-picture and then toggle that apps you want to use this feature. And of course, you can also disable this feature for an app if you don’t like it.
With the help of this feature in Android Oreo, now you can see new notifications and also you can clear by just swiping away. You need to simply touch the icon and it will pop out a small notification window, by tapping you can also read the full details if you want. If you have iPhone, you must have noticed this feature. Now it will be also available on Android. However, this feature is also optional, you can disable this feature.
High-performance Bluetooth audio
It is one of the cool features that attract the attention of Android masses. Sony had donated its LDAC codec to Google and this is included in Oreo. Now audio quality on Android is going to get a boost.
Android 8.0 also supports Bluetooth 5. It will enhance the quality of audio sent wirelessly between your headphone and phone. Samsung galaxy 8 is the first phone with Bluetooth 5 installed.
Google Play Protect and Find my device
Google Play protect is a package of security and privacy features. Android Oreo will scan all the apps that you will install from Google Play or from third-party stores, and also continuously scan your device for viruses.
Find my device is similar to Find my iPhone on iOS. It lets you ring, lock or wipe your tablet or smartphone remotely if it is lost or stolen. There is a new feature in Chrome that it alerts you to websites containing Malware.
Autofill and smart text selection
This feature cuts down on the number of times we have to copy data or text from one app to another in our phone by just remembering( with our permission) logins and other forms data. In addition to this, In Android Oreo, text selection has been vastly improved. This feature automatically recognizes things like phone number, names, addresses, and URLs. This features work as Suppose you select a phone number then you get a link to the dialer. Interesting? isn’t it.
In Android Oreo, Google has tried to clean up the mess that they have been making with the inconsistent app icons in Android for years. Now you can alter the shape of given app shortcut with help of this feature.
Android Oreo is getting fully redesigned emoji that will also include over 60 new emoji.
How to install Android Oreo
There are two ways to install Android 8.0, OTA(over the air) and manually. In upcoming days, You will get notifications on your pixel, Nexus 5X/6P, Pixel C, Pixel XL, or Nexus Player to upgrade to Android Oreo.
— Android (@Android) August 21, 2017
From Google’s Android Developer page, You can download factory images and can install manually but it will require some technical knowledge.
By the end of this year, Google will launch Android O (Android 8.0 ) for many mobile companies like Sony, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, Kyocera, Sharp etc. So Now we have to wait for upcoming cool features of Android Oreo.
List of devices announced so far to have Android Oreo is below.
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Pixel C
- Nexus Player
- OnePlus 3 and 3T
- OnePlus 3T
- OnePlus 5
- Nokia 3
- Nokia 5
- Nokia 6
- Nokia 8
- HTC U11
- HTC U Ultra
- HTC 10
We're excited to bring Android 8.0 to the HTC U11, U Ultra, & 10, beginning with U11 in Q4. Stay tuned for more Oreo details & new products! pic.twitter.com/B2Os1tOONP
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) August 24, 2017
You should do some work before Android O will available for your phone and upgrading to that. You should have do enable back and restore option. Go to your Phone Setting-> Backup and Reset and check Automatic Restore as well as Backup my data. It is important because if something goes wrong with the update, you want to pull in your contacts, apps and more or you buy a new phone, then you can simply sign-in with your Google account and all the data will be downloaded and restored.
By using the beta version, one can make a rough idea that Android Oreo will be a great success. If you have any queries regarding this article then feel free to comment, I am here for you. 🙂