Android 8.0 Oreo – What’s New in It?
Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’ is the official name of the next version of Google’s mega-popular mobile operating system.
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Android 8.0 Oreo was released on 21 August 17 in New York (US). The live stream video of the eclipse and the big reveal of Android O are both on Google’s website.
Android Oreo will first be made available for the Pixel devices and certain Nexus devices.”
Android 8.0 Oreo Features
- New Emojis
- Picture in picture
- App shortcuts and widgets
- New settings menu
- Smart text select
- Scanning apps for safety
- Auto-enable Wi-Fi
- New battery settings
- Night Light slider
- Change the shape of app icons
- Persistent notifications get smaller
- New Quick Settings look
- Notification Dots
- Autofill passwords… in apps
- Snooze Notifications on Android Oreo
Picture in Picture
With the new picture-in-picture mode, multitasking is even easier.
Notification badges aren’t just for iOS now. Starting with Oreo, Notification Dots appear on an app icon when you have a pending alert.
Night Light slider
You can adjust the intensity of the blue light filter when using Android’s Night Light mode.
Change the shape of app icons
You can now adjust the shape of app icons without installing a theme or launcher. Currently, there are four different options (left to right): square, rounded square, squircle and teardrop.
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