New Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and supported Devices


Google has officially released the next iteration of its Android OS Android 8.0 on August 21st. In any case, as rumored earlier, Android 8.0 is now officially called Oreo.

New Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and supported Devices

This launch comes after Google's earlier Android Oreo presentation had revealed a number of features in the latest version of the operating system. Further, developers have had access to a preview version of Google's latest mobile operating system since mid-March, with updated versions releasing in May, June, and July.

But this time around, the company has released the stable version of the update for the public. 
"We are officially introducing Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest release of the platform and it's faster, smarter and more strong & powerful than ever," the company said. The new version does come with new features which include icon shapes, dots for notifications, more security options, an autofill fill service, smart text selection, and a picture-in-picture mode.
While some of the features have been limited to developers now the new OS will be available to the public as well. If you are looking forward to it, 
Bellow are some of the new features in Android Oreo.

New Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and supported Devices

Connectivity

Android Oreo rings in support for Wi-Fi Aware, through which supported hardware can discover and chat with each other without a Wi-Fi hotspot or an internet connection. There is also a support for the new Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) 5.0 standard.

New Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and supported Devices

Security

The new OS comes with Google Play Protect assurance. Google will now keep the users' device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day. Browsing on the web has also been made more secure with the integration of the Google Safe Browsing API.

New Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and supported Devices

Notifications

The OS brings new Notification Channels framework where users will now be able to organize notifications into custom channels and modify the alerts for the entire channel. Basically, users now will have more control on how the notifications work on their phones.

Google is bringing a whole new design for its emojis with Android Oreo and the new emojis are more compatible with other platforms and has more tonal color for a fun modern look.

Other features

Google is bringing a whole new design for its emojis with Android Oreo and the new emojis are more compatible with other platforms and has more tonal color for a fun modern look.
The new OS promises better battery life as Android Oreo helps minimize unintentional overuse of battery from apps in the background. The OS also brings high-resolution audio support, alongside the new native AAudio API, improved keyboard navigation.

Google is bringing a whole new design for its emojis with Android Oreo and the new emojis are more compatible with other platforms and has more tonal color for a fun modern look.

When and Which devices will receive Android Oreo?

As per the company, 'We're pushing the sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for everyone to access today. Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P builds have entered carrier testing, and we expect to start rolling out in phases soon, alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player.'


While Nougat is still in the process of being rolled out, smartphones from different other popular brands that have been launched this year should probably get the update as well. But it will again depend on the manufacturer as to when the actual roll out will happen.

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