Android 8.0 Oreo : A Guide To the new launch
It’s raining Oreos for all the Oreo lovers out there! Not literally, of course! 😛 Well, you all know, Google recently launched its latest Android version 8.0 named, Android Oreo! The Pixel and Nexus devices are the first to get the bite of Oreo.
Now it’s Motorola’s turn to get Oreo-fied. Yes, the Lenovo-owned brand has confirmed a list of its smartphones that will be getting the latest Oreo update which include the likes of Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto X4, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus and the Moto G4 Plus. However, Moto G4 is giving it a miss unless Motorola changes its mind later.
For now, the exact timeline has not been given by the Motorola company. The updates may start rolling out by the end of this month or October. But then, different models will get the updates at a different time.
Besides, there are other smartphone brands like Nokia, HTC and OnePlus have also confirmed Android Oreo for their devices in the upcoming OS updates.
So, gear up folks. It’s time to Twist, Lick and Dunk your Oreos. About the cookie ones, silly, roll:
And here’s some handy information that will set you up for the Oreo update features on your phones. Take a look:
Google has redesigned the blob emojis from its earlier versions to the circular ones in Android Oreo. So, goodbye blobs (sadly). Also, it has introduced more than 60 new emojis including vampires, witches, an exploding head, and others.
The auto-fill password feature will surely be a boon for many, who find it difficult to remember different passwords across various sites and platforms. Android Oreo comes with auto-fill which will remember your login passwords with your permission and take you directly to your regular favorite apps.
Picture in Picture (PiP) feature:
It’s the flagship feature by Android O. How cool it would be watching videos and texting your dear ones at the same time. It allows you to do two things at a go. So, you just tap on the home button while playing a video on full-screen and voila! It shrinks the video to a floating window playing at the bottom right of the screen.
Android Oreo comes with the superpower of saving battery life which is crucial for most of us. It checks the background activities and limits the inactive processes to extend the battery hours. Android O gives a sneak peek into the apps and background activities which are draining the battery, thus helping to conserve battery life.
Now, according to your manufactures UI, the app icons on your phone will automatically adapt themselves to different shapes. In some phones, the icons may be circular and in others, it may be square, squircle and so on.
Google Play Protect:
Google Play Protect in Android Oreo scans all the apps for any virus or malware and acts as a safeguard against any of the infected apps. So, it’s providing better security for your device and apps.
Notification Dots and Channels:
Notification dots in the form of small circles will appear at the top of the app icons and you can get a preview of the unread notifications by just long pressing them which is quite a user-friendly feature.
Also, there would be notification channels to control and manage your notifications in a sorted way. So, no more missing out on the important notifications hidden and buried in a bulk of notifications from social media, friends, work and many others.
You can access an app without actually installing it. What? Yes, now, isn’t it something legend-a-a-a-a-r-r-y. So, this Oreo update helps to save on your storage space and thus no need to install those apps which you use occasionally. You can directly visit an app from the link in your browser. Finally, your phone will get some SPACE (ha-ha!).
This tool helps to identify any nearby Wi-Fi zone available which is safe and you need not turn on the Wi-Fi network to notify you that. So, in a way when you return to your own home Wi-Fi zone, you no longer have to turn it on.
So, Android Oreo has been whipped up with lots of new features, a simplified and a much more polished look which is surely gonna impress its users. So, if you are thinking of getting your hands on a new phone, just grab one with Oreo! You won’t be disappointed.
And there might be some features which are not on the list, you can comment and let us know more. Cheers! To Oreo! 😀 😀