Google revealed its latest and the greatest mobile OS, Android Oreo yesterday via a live stream, right after the great Solar Eclipse. The new version of Android is better, faster, more secure, and comes with new exciting features.
The name Oreo has a history behind it and it also joins a long line of dessert names/tasty treats following Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, and KitKat.
What Android Oreo offers is something that billions of Android users would certainly love and want on their phones. But that’s highly unlikely for a huge sum as less than 15 percent of users are on the current build. Maybe on their next phone, or the one after that. Right now, the latest version exists mostly for Pixel owners.
Google revealed a lot of Android Oreo features before the final release. Here are the quick highlights:
The O brings notification dots, so the users can see which apps have new stuff to offer. The important picture-in-picture multitasking is enabled. The latest version gives users more control over push notifications and it also improves Android’s battery management. It brings quite a lot friendly settings, like a customizable shortcuts for the lock-screen and fingerprint scanner gestures. And it also ships with a whole new set of un-blobby emoji.
Google announced that those using Android Open Source Project, can get their hands on the final version of Oreo right now. While the Nexus and Pixel phones should get updated soon. And if you have signed up for the Android Beta Program, you’ll get the update shortly as well.