Google’s Android division is releasing Android Oreo 8.0 and here are some of the main features of the OS. Android has been teasing the releasing of Android 8.0 for months now and it’s finally here. The OS has some interesting new features and thanks to the guys at Android Authority we get to see them.
Official Andriod Oreo Release
The first developer preview dropped in mid-March of this year, with the second developer preview dropping during Google I/O in mid-May, and the third in mid-June. The fourth and final preview came in mid-July, right on schedule. The public version of Android 8.0 was out for supported Pixel, Nexus and Android One devices starting on Monday, August 21.
New Features On The OS
The UI itself has seen much change with the theme and navigation still much similar to Nougat. There are however slight changes of the font and design changes on the notifications and lock screen. The Settings menu also got a re-do with a number of items have been shifted and renamed.
Emoji’s also got a new look and feel to them. The new emoji’s are round and cleaner. However, some Android fans don’t like them that much.
List of Android Oreo Features
- Adaptive notification dots – app notifications such as Gmail will have a dot over it that’s in the color of the app itself
- Picture in Picture mode – You can put whatever video you watching over any screen and app to multitasking by using another app while continuing to watch the video,
- Notification filtering – You can choose what type of notification you want to receive from a certain app, i.e in Google Allo, you can turn on messages while leaving new features notifications off.
- Smart Text Selection – With this one, google tries to figure out the context of what you selected, whether it be an address, it gives you the option to open it in maps or a make a call if you selected a phone number.
For more info about the new OS please visit the source here or check out the video below.
Android 8.0 Oreo overview – Everything you need to know!