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Google introduces Android 8.0 Oreo

Written by James Delahunty @ 21 Aug 2017 6:03 User comments (3)

Google introduces Android 8.0 Oreo The next iteration of the Android mobile operation system is called Oreo, Google has revealed.
It promises that Android 8.0 Oreo improves speed, performance, security and introduces several new useful features. Oreo will feature much faster boot speeds (up to twice as fast on Pixel, Google claims) and brings Autifill, which will remember logins and other information with your permission to make things more convenient.

On the security side, Settings now puts Security front and center. Additionally, Oreo brings tighter app install controls, and has Google Play Protect built-in. To alleviate charge concerns, Android Oreo minimizes unintentional overuse of battery from apps in the background.

Picture-in-Picture is a useful new addition that allows you to see two apps at once, so you can, for example, check your schedule while being on a video call without having to swap apps. Notification dots let you tap to see what's new in your apps, meaning you can view notifications only for priority apps.

Oreo also features built-in support for Android Instant Apps, letting you check out new apps without having to install them, and also features a team of fully-redesigned emojis.

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3 user comments

122.8.2017 12:21

So essentially it's no different than the previous build.

Android is becoming stagnant. Shit OS as is.

And no doubt this will be available to ALL major cellular providers in 8-12 months.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Aug 2017 @ 12:11

223.8.2017 02:40

No matter what the naysayers spit out, welcome to the changes; just wish more vendors could support the untouched OS (Lenovo has done it; now, it's time for the others).
Android blows the other OSs out of water as far as flexibility is concerned (say, video support like HDR, file transfer support like drag-n-drop without an extra software). No worries anymore about security (given that banks, and the other financial organizations support the OS).

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31.9.2017 14:56

OREO So? for best experience do we _dip it in milk_ or _twist it open and lick the battery_ ???

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