Google Officially Announces Android 8.0 Oreo

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Back in March 2017, Google had announced the first developer preview of its upcoming version of the mobile operating system – Android O. Today, the company has officially announced Android 8.0 Oreo. It comes with various features and enhancements such as Picture-in-Picture mode, New emojis, Faster boot time, Notification dots etc.

Android Oreo

The system images of Android Oreo are available on Google’s developer portal for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, and Pixel XL. Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version as an OTA update. There is no information about the OTA update schedule. You will get the notification once the update reaches your device. If you can’t wait then flash your device using the official system images.

Android Oreo Highlights
  • 2X faster boot speed
  • Over 60 new emojis
  • Picture-in-picture to manage two tasks simultaneously
  • Background limits to improve battery life and the device performance
  • Securely stores and Autofill user login data for faster sign-in
  • Notification Dots – Press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new
  • Android Instant Apps – Open apps right from the browser without any installation
  • Google Play Protect to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps
  • Quick access to accessibility options from the navigation bar
  • Ambient screen to highlight the incoming notification with larger font
  • Integrated printing support
  • Granular and consistent notification controls
  • Wi-Fi Assistant – Auto-connects you to high-quality open WiFi and secures your connection with a VPN back to Google.
  • Adaptive icons – displays in different shapes, based on a mask selected by the device

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