Google on Monday officialy launched Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version of its opearating system at an event in New York.

The new software will bring brand new functionality to Android smartphones and tablets and succeeds Nougat, which was released last year.

Here is everything you need to know about Android Oreo:

What is Android Oreo?

Android Oreo is the next update to the Android. it is also called Android 8.0. Android Oreo succeeds Android Nougat which was rolled out last year.

So why is it called Oreo?

Well, you must be aware that each version of android is named after a sweet treat. Oreo follows Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. Google had teased the name for months, referring to it as Android O.

New features:

Long battery life: Google has made a significant improvement in latest version of Android to ensure your phone battery lasts longer.

New emojis: Google has also redesigned Android’s unusual emoji and introduced 60 new ones.

Snooze function: Android Oreo introduces a snooze function which helps you in prioritising alerts.

Notification dots: The app icons now come with notification dots to inform you about a new message or email.

Picture-in-picture mode: Now, this feature promises to be a huge hit among YouTube and Netflix fans as it allows users to continue watching clips while using another app without having to hit the pause button.

Google Play Protect: In Android Oreo, a smart card appears in the games and apps screen to let you know that your apps are being scanned to ensure they contain nothing harmful.

Release date: Although developer preview of Android O as well as beta version have been available for several months, they are prone to malfunctioning.

The update won’t come at the same time for everyone. The first people to get Android O will be those using Google devices, like the Nexus 5X or 6P, and the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. According to Google, the device manufacturers “including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony” will launch or update Oreo devices before the end of the year.

So we hope most of your questions have been answered and you are as excited as us to get your hands on the new update.

 

First Published | 22 August 2017 9:57 AM
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