It finally happened – the biggest OS on the planet will soon receive another update. Google officially presented the eighth version of Android. Prior to the presentation, most details have already been leaked, so there was one big mystery – what name will Android 8.0 have? It turns out that the new version was named after a famous cookie brand– Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo received several improvements and modifications. Here’s a review and all about it:
- Users can disable the option of opening the app on top of other windows which will get rid of viruses and annoying ads;
- App icons may have one similar styling which can be chosen from several offered options;
- App icons have notification indicators;
- Notification channels appeared;
- A new “picture-in-picture” function appeared;
- The system will automatically select the desired text with a double tap on it. This can be useful for copying an address, phone number, and so on;
- The autocomplete function now works in the entire system;
- The settings menu, notification centre and quick settings menu are completely updated;
- The lock screen is redesigned;
- Added native support for different codecs for wireless audio transmission, including LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, SBC and AAC;
- Apps running in the background are turned after a short period of time;
- New emojis.
Right now, Android 8.0 isn’t available to the public. The users of Pixel and Nexus smartphones will get the update earlier than others. Plus, Google cooperates with other brands to update their devices by the end of the year.