Android O has finally been revealed to be Android Oreo. The highly anticipated announcement of the official name and details of the latest Android update was released on the same day as the August solar eclipse. In this update, Google is focusing on what it is calling ‘Fluid Experiences’ and ‘Vitals’. With android Nougat still rolling out across some devices, it may be a while before you get a notification that it has arrived, but here’s our round up of the most exciting features you can look forward to:
What new features are coming to Android Oreo?
- Twice as fast to boot up
- Minimises background app activity
- Autofill remembers app logins
- Picture in Picture lets you see two apps at once, even video calls (see right)
- Notification dots quickly show you what’s new, and can be swiped off screen
- Android ‘Instant Apps’ launch within your browser with no installation
- Google Play Protect scans apps to keep your device and data safe
- Improved battery life
- Redesigned emoji library with more than 60 new emoji (examples below)
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