Android Oreo has long been in the public domain in beta frame, so we've had a good idea of what new features it incorporates as far back as I/O 2017. That didn't take the sparkle off of Google's official Android O reveal, however final details of the Android 8 update have been affirmed, there's more reason to be excited than ever.
Here are specific of the key features you should look forward to from Android Oreo:
ØNotification channels and dots:
Google also plans to group notifications into channels, giving users more prominent control over their application notification categories.
Another new feature will be notification dots, which are visual markers on application icons that'll show if you have any waiting notifications. This is a feature that iPhone users will be familiar with, as it's been a part of Apple's iOS software for years.
Google is also set to include Sony's LDAC codec, which has been given to Android by the Japanese tech giant. This ought to enhance the Bluetooth A2DP protocol at present utilized today.
The organization is also presenting AAudio, which should result in enhanced low-idleness audio.
The latest version of Android Oreo is the same, with Google expanding the automatic limits on what applications can do in the background in various key zones (for example, broadcasts, background services, and location updates).
This feature would enable users to keep watching videos on a small virtual screen while completing stuff within different applications. Google also says that applications will have the capacity to put themselves in picture-in-picture mode.
ØCamera app improvements:
Google is investing some time revamping the camera application, offering another double-tap feature that lets you rapidly get to half zoom.
There's also a new devoted button that gives you a chance to switch between photograph and video modes; already, users were compelled to swipe, which some may have discovered unintuitive.
Google is also planning to save you some time, courtesy of Autofill APIs. This will permit your most loved password manager applications to work with the Android operating system, so you can access them just like you would a third-party keyboard.
Another normal feature is the expansion of adaptive icons. This implies developers will have the capacity to utilize diverse molded application icons, contingent upon the maker's preference.
ØBetter keyboard navigation:
Another enormous change is the change of keyboard navigation. As per Google, more users are navigating to applications utilizing a physical keyboard thanks to the arrival of the Play Store on the Google Chrome OS.
Bottom Lines: When can you get it?
Google stated: "We're pushing the sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for everybody to access today.
Somewhat more wait for the existing Android users as Google will take two or three more months to make it accessible. But yes, indeed, if you're a Nexus or Pixel owner, you'll soon have the update.