Android O, which stands for Android Oreo is the latest version of the Android Operating system. Each year, we witness the release of new upgrades that offers betters specs and new features not present in the previous. The new Android Oreo is no exception.
The Android Oreo update starts with promises of a better battery life and increased performance and also include new security measures, easier text selection and a picture-in-picture feature for improved multitasking.
In this article, we want to show you a few of what to expect on the Android Oreo when it becomes available for your phone, or when you purchase a device running on it.
Improved battery life
On the new Android Oreo (whether you get it as an upgrade or you purchase a device running on it), expect improved battery life, thanks to Google’s Vitals initiative. Google has added what it calls “wise limits” to create automatic caps for what apps can do in the background. These limits curtail excessive use of background services and location updates, so your apps won’t be able to suck too much of your battery juice when you’re not using them.
Android Oreo now allows users to see notifications they have missed without actually pulling down the drop-down menu from the top of your screen. Apps with missed notifications will sport a badge that draws its color from the app’s icon, so you can quickly scan your home screen to check out the state of affairs. iOS users are already familiar with this, with the red badges on their app icons. A long-press on an app with a Notification Dot will open a menu (that looks like 3D Touch) of those missed notifications.
With the Vitals project driving Android Oreo development also brings more speed and greater performance to Android Oreo running devices. App now runs very fast and the cases of apps lagging is now a thing of the past.
This is one of the cool upgrades Google included on Oreo. You are now able to take that YouTube video or your video call as you switch from app to app, as Android Oreo offers picture-in-picture (PiP) support throughout the OS. So be it a video from your gallery or even a map display, it could be minimized to a small screen while you do other things. This feature can be activated by simply hitting the home button while watching a video. PiP videos can be dismissed by simply swiping the clip away.
Your screen now comes alive in Android Oreo, as icons will change while you use your handset, adapting to themes and animation as you interact with them. This means icons will squiggle and move as you tap them, and their edges and color palettes can adjust over time.