Android 8.0 – The latest release (API level 26) has now been rolled out and brings much greater features than the previous versions. Comparatively this update has introduced a variety of new features and capabilities for users and developers.
We Mobile app outsourcing in this post have highlighted what’s new in Android 8.0
Android Oreo brings a bold visual change with design tweaks, like picture-in-picture mode for multitasking. When window is minimized the likes of YouTube or Google Maps or any other application will appear in a small corner.
- Notification Dots
Notification Dots “a new update for app developers to indicate that there’s activity in their app”. It’s a little dot that appears on the app icons to indicate that there’s a notification.
- Smart Text Selection
Smart Text Selection is another new feature that’s designed to make daily interactions with your phone less tedious. By double tapping on a word it will select the whole name with address and shows directions to the destination. This smart selection reduces time to cut, copy and paste
- Google Play Protect
Android Oreo makes its efforts to keep your phone secure more visible. In the apps and games screen, a small card appears to let you know that it’s scanning all your apps to make sure they don’t contain anything harmful.
A new “Wi-Fi Aware” feature which was previously available as Neighbour Awareness Networking. On supported devices, apps and nearby devices can communicate over Wi-Fi without an internet access point.
Android Oreo comes with a feature that lets you locate, lock or remotely wipe your phone or tablet if it’s lost or stolen
- OS Optimisation
With this updation feature, booting up your phone will take far less time than it does currently. The speed is more than twice as fast. It will also mean that apps load faster and smoother by default.
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