I guess we all knew it was coming and Google didn’t disappoint us. Months after the first unveiling of the new OS, the Silicon valley behemoth finally made it official. Meet Android 8 Oreo, a sweet update that brings tons of new features and we can’t wait to experience them all.
Android 8 Oreo – New features, improvements
According to Google, the new version of Android is significantly faster: 2x faster when booting up than what is available on Android Nougat. Speed tests were carried out on Google Pixel devices so it may vary on other devices. Note that according to Google there’s also an increased speed in menu speeds as Android Oreo limits background activity in least used apps, so that all those resources are available to your most used ones.
There’s also Autofill support, so you don’t have to start entering login details for your favorite apps. Usernames and passwords are entered in an instant. Picture-in-Picture is another new feature that enables us to minimize a video call while we do other things like reply mails or set calendar appointments. Whenever we’re ready, we can switch back to full screen for the minimized app by tapping on it.
The Oreo update also brings new notification dots along with more than 60 new emojis. The update will begin soon for all compatible devices, but the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, and Pixel XL models will be the first to get it.