One of the annual announcements that comes from the stables of Google is the unveiling of a new version of the her Android Operating System. This OS announcement is also arguably one of the most anticipated news from Google all across the world.
And as it has been a long time tradition of the company to keep details about all upcoming OS secret, the Android O is no different as it also follows name hide-and-seek trend. However, the Android O can be safely to be that OS that exposes Google as a poor “hider” after all.
The Android O or Android Version 8.0 will be called the Android Oreo… and it was just too damn easy! Numerous Android expert, developers and even smartphone users had hinted that Google would most likely adopt the popular chocolate milk cookie, Oreo as the base name for her Android 8.0 OS and it happened. Guess we are all psychics after all.
Yeah, that’s enough bragging about our psychic abilities, let’s now cut to the chase and list some of the features of the Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.0 Oreo features
Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode
Anyone that uses the YouTube app would be familiar with what Picture-in-Picture means. The PIP mode allows Android smartphone users operate two applications at the same time on the display. So, instead of minimizing an app to the background, the PIP mode is quite better as it allows you to monitor the activities of two applications simultaneously.
The PIP mode should not be mistaken for the Split-screen mode native to the Android 7.0 Nougat. They are different features in entirety.
The Android O also packs along new native set of livelier and fun emoji to bring a whole new experience to texting and new feel to the OS entirely.
App Notification Dot
On the Android 8.0, applications on the home screen and app tray will now have its individual notification dot to alert users of new stuff, update, message or information within the app. Just the same way instant messaging apps display notifications on their logo. The difference here is, all applications will have a tiny notification dot as soon as there is an update within the app.
Although this is a feature that Android users running previous versions (Lollipop and above) have been enjoying, it however launched officially with the Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Instant App feature confers users with the ability to use compatible applications without having to install them on their devices. Users cam simply run the app through the Google Chrome browser and it will function like a stand-alone app.
Google put in a lot of work on the Android i.0 Oreo OS and the smart auto-fill feature is a proof of magnitude of work imputed.
Your login credentials from your favorite applications are stored by Google and when you need to login again, it automatically inputs them and logs you in like you were logged in before. Watch the demo below for a clearer picture.
Watch the video below to see the Android 8.0 Open Wonder.
Android Oreo – Open Wonder