Written by: Abhishek Roy Choudhury
Android, the operating system, was developed and designed by Google primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ever since it was unveiled in 2007, Google has launched several versions of android making it the best-selling OS on tablets.
After the launch of Android 7.0 Nougat in August 2016, Google came up with another version of the OS named Android 8.0 Oreo that has been released on 21st August 2017. The name ‘Oreo’ is owned by Nabisco. Google partnered with the company for Android 4.4 KitKat and now the partnership has been taken ahead with Oreo.
Google has always upgraded and added new features in every version of Android and Oreo is not an exception. Android 8.0 comes up with peppy interesting features such as Picture – in -Picture, Notification dots, 60 new emojis, and many more.
Watching video or on a video call will no longer restrict the user from using another app. Shortly called PIP, this mode has been designed to make multitasking more convenient than using the split-window mode. It will enable the user to stack two or more apps on top of other apps. While watching the video or on a video call just tap the home button and the OS will take care of the rest.
Although Notification dots is not a newcomer, but this feature would surely give a new feel to Android 8.0 Oreo. Whenever there is any pending alert, the notification dot will appear on the app. This feature can be enabled and disabled according to user’s wish.
With Android O, the users can enjoy a new bunch of emojis that includes 60 new expressions. The longstanding android blob emojis are finally gone. So, now if you wish to send expressions of being star-struck or throwing up, you know which one to put your hands on.
Optimised battery use
While using a smart phone, the user is always worried about the battery life. But, now all your worries are gone with Android 8.0. This upgraded version has introduced a new feature that will control and restrict the background app on battery consumption and will also increase the battery life.
Google has always enhanced the notification part in every new version release. This version comes up with this new feature that helps the user in maintaining their notification in their own way. For example, if the user receives a notification about a mail or message but he wants to check it after some time, then the user can select the amount of time to snooze the notification and the notification will appear again according to the given time.
Faster boot time
Sometimes waiting for your phone to power on may be quite annoying due to sluggish boot times. But, Android O has a new solution to improve your device to load up as fast as possible. The new version also claims that the response rate of apps when launched will also be improved.