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Android Oreo finally launched find out what all has changed

Android Oreo
Android Oreo finally launched find out what all has changed 
After lots of speculations and leaks, Android O has finally got the name as “OREO”. Google announced the name of its latest version of Android through a "live stream" and a short clip that first showed the O in Android O as the solar eclipse before the animation changed it into the Oreo.

According to Google, the new update will be "safer, smarter, powerful and sweeter" than ever. Most of the features launched in the new update were already available in the developer preview for beta testers but with the final update, these new features are much more stable and refined.

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Features of Android Oreo 

Google has added features like ‘picture-in-picture’, improved notifications, autofill framework in Android 8.0 Oreo. Here’s a quick look at some top features.

First, Picture-in-picture will let users do two tasks simultaneously on any size screen, and apps like YouTube, Google Duo already support this. Essentially a user can continue watching a YouTube video and have their WhatsApp open at the same time.

In terms of notifications, the new notification dots will let users tap these and see what is new in the app. There’s also the Autofill framework, which will auto fill log-in for apps where users have granted permission. Additionally, developers of password manager apps can now use the new APIs to make this autofill option available to users in other apps. Google’s Android Developer blogpost says “Autofill will roll out fully over the next few weeks as part of an update to Google Play Services.”

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Google Android 8.0 Oreo also promises improved battery life, and faster performance, with Android system minimizing background app activity. Google is claiming 2X boot speed with the new OS. Android 8.0 Oreo adds new limits on background location and wi-fi scans as well to improve battery capacity.  Android Oreo also comes with new fonts and diverse emojis. Developers can also download these for their apps.

There’s also “Adaptive icons” for developers, and the system “animates interactions with the icons, and uses them in the launcher, shortcuts, settings, etc.”  Android O will also bring “wide-gamut color” support for apps, and this should help imaging apps, especially on devices which have a new wide-gamut color capable display.

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