Google’s Android O finally gets a name OREO—and a lot of new features
Google officially unveiled today its latest mobile operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo. Oreo the world’s top-selling cookie is getting into technology.
After months of calling it Android O, we finally got the rather predictable confirmation that the upcoming software release would be named after the delicious cream-filled snacks. If you’re surprised by the brand name, remember Google teamed up with Nestlé for the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, another universally appreciated tasty treat.
The company released the name at a solar eclipse event in New York City, where it showed off a new superhero-themed mascot. Google published a blog post soon after outlining some of Oreo’s biggest features including picture-in-picture, which lets you see two apps at once, and notification dots, which gives you notification previews from apps before you open them.
Other promised Android Oreo changes include improved app security, better battery life optimization, and boot times twice as fast as its sluggish predecessor, Nougat. For you social butterflies, the new Android will also come with 60 new blob emoji including a dinosaur and exploding head.
According to Google, Android Oreo also helps minimize background activity on apps that you use the least.
Autofill will remember your login and passwords for your most-used apps. Picture-in-picture mode has finally been added natively as well. In app dot notification has also added.
Android Instant Apps which can be powered from the browser itself, without the need to install them are also part of Android Oreo.
For those not using Google Nexus or Pixel devices, it will be some time before the Android Oreo update starts rolling out.
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