Best features of Android Oreo – After a months-long Developer Preview, Android 8.0 is finally launched. And Android Oreo will be the 8th major release of the world’s most popular mobile OS.
The newest version of Google’s mobile operating system is called Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s own Pixel and Nexus devices are going to be the first to get Android Oreo via Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
But the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not be getting Android Oreo update as Google only supports older handsets for two years with software and these two devices were released in 2014.
If you own a non-Google flagship device like the Galaxy S8 or OnePlus 5, you’ll likely have to wait for few months before Android 8.0 Oreo hits your own phone. But if you have the latest Nexus or Pixel then you can to test it out on.
Here are some 10 Best Features of Android Oreo 8.0
Let’s go ahead and take a look at all of the new functionality and Best features of Android Oreo 8.0.
1 ) Picture-In-Picture Mode
This feature is like Android Nougut’s split screen. Android Oreo will now allow apps to be viewed in Picture-in-Picture mode. This is a special type of split-screen window that should be very useful for watching videos while performing other tasks. This is one of the Best features of Android Oreo.
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In this feature Oreo allows users to use two apps together, Like if you are watching any video on YouTube or any other video player and in the meanwhile you got an urgent message to reply then you don’t need to close the video, you can continue with both works at the same time.
The YouTube android app has been able to shrink videos down into a little window for some time, but now you can do it in any app, with any other app in the background
With this feature.
2 ) Manage notification priorities
Android Oreo allows you to manage notifications in more detail using notification “channels”, so you can categorize the ones you want to see and the others you don’t, even notifications from the same app.
This feature is awesome and able to save the battery from unwanted regular notifications from the apps.
3 ) Smart text selection
Android Oreo can select text on screen with a bit more intelligence, if you tap and hold on a recognizable bit of text (like a phone number), then Android can automatically highlight the whole lot for you.
This feature includes a smart action that will depend on the type of text you have selected like select an URL and Android 8.0 Oreo will suggest operating it in chrome.
If you select any number then it shows dialer.
4 ) Autofill Framework (Like Chrome)
Google is extending its autofill tech beyond Chrome and into apps.
It’s a pain having to type in your information, such as addresses, usernames, and even passwords on forms in apps and on the web. Android O makes it cooler and easier by allowing the OS to autofill your info across apps and the web like the chrome auto-fill feature.
5 ) Google Play Protect
Google Play Protect, a suite of security and privacy features for Android, makes its formal debut with Android Oreo.
Android Oreo 8.0 scans every app you install from Google Play and third-party app stores for viruses, and continuously scans your phone for trickier threats.
This feature makes your smartphone safer.
Safe Browsing protection in Chrome alerts you to websites infected with malware.
Android Oreo does a lot behind the scenes. Apps can no longer take over your phone’s lock screen without permission like earlier.
6 ) Better Battery Life and Performance
Android Oreo isn’t just about looks and security. It boosts your phone’s performance and battery life too.
Execution limits restrict apps that aren’t in the foreground and take over resources, and location limits prevent apps from excessively querying your phone’s location services.
This feature optimizes your app’s background process while you are not using them like some application always query the location of your phone and take resources and battery. Now Oreo will control your apps when they are in the non-functional mode in the background which means cutting off broadcasts, background service, and location updates.
7) Turn on Wi-Fi Automatically
People who don’t have access to Wi-Fi at work or school will love this feature.
When you go out from your school or home and then you turn off your Wi-Fi radio in Android Oreo (by disabling Wi-Fi in setting or from toggle), everything will behave as it normally would. So you’ll save battery by not having your phone scan for access points all day.
But when you get back home, Oreo can use your phone’s location to see that you’re back around your home Wi-Fi hotspot, and it will automatically turn your Wi-Fi radio back on.
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8 ) Play around with new emoji
If you’re a fan of emoji, you’ll like Android Oreo’s 50 redesigned emojis. A new version of Android usually means a bunch of new emojis, and Oreo is no different, in fact, Google has redesigned the entire emoji icon set this time around.
New emojis include a wizard, a dinosaur, a fairy, and an exploding head, but Sadly, that does mean saying goodbye to the popular blob emoji.
9 ) Pixel Launcher App Drawer Improvements
The Pixel launcher will now let you swipe up from almost anywhere on your home screen to open the app drawer. So you’ll no longer have to initiate the swipe from the dock at the bottom of the screen, and once you do open the app drawer.
And one more changing in navigation buttons, the navigation buttons at the bottom of your screen are now black, which makes them easier to see on top of the white app drawer.
10 ) SYSTEM UI TUNER
Android Oreo added a new option to the System UI Tuner, a hidden menu that gives you control all over your smartphone’s appearance including Lockscreen shortcuts.
Once you’ve enabled the System UI Tuner then you can add custom shortcuts to Chrome tabs and other apps to the left and right-hand side of your smartphone’s lock screen.
10 + 1 ) Play around with an octopus
No Android version would be complete without an Easter egg. You can view from Settings, tap System then About phone, then tap Android version until you see the big Android O. Then, tap the ‘O’ repeatedly before long pressing it to get an octopus that.
Just kind of floats around a bit. It’s not as impressive as earlier versions.