Android 8.0 Oreo is upon us, and it’s heroic

Welcome, Oreo!

Today in New York City, Google unveiled the newest statue to be joining all of the others on its lawn back home. The statues, which represent every version of Android in history, resemble various sweets. And, with Android O, Google looked to Nabisco’s 105-year-old cookie for inspiration. The two companies came together to turn Android O into Android 8.0 Oreo.

Here are the major new features:

  • Android O, to the rescue!
    • Android O makes it easy with picture-in-picture, letting you see two apps at once: it’s like having the power to be in two places at the same time.
    • Notification dots let you tap to see what’s new in your apps — like the important ones you put on your homescreen — and then take action on those notifications.
    • Android O is more secure with Google Play Protect built in, security status front and center in settings, and tighter app install controls.
    • Android O helps minimize unintentional overuse of battery from apps in the background; these limits keep your battery going longer.
  • Supersonic speed
    • When you’re on the go, speed is perhaps the most important superpower. With Android O, you can get started on tasks more quickly than ever with a faster boot speed (up to twice as fast on Pixel, in fact).
    • Once you’re powered up, Autofill on Android O remembers things like logins (with your permission) to quickly get you into your favorite apps.
    • Plus, support for Android Instant Apps means you can teleport directly into new apps, no installation needed.
  • League of extraordinary emojis
    • Even superheroes don’t go it alone. Android O brings along a team of fully-designed emojis, including over 60 new emoji.

Android 8.0 Oreo will be rolling out to the Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player in the coming weeks.

Source: Google


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.