Google’s Android O reveal on Monday 21st Aug on Solar Eclipse as an Oreo Eclipse.
Earlier this year Google took the stage at its I/O developer conference to officially announce the Android 8, the next big update to Android OS.
Google has traditionally used sweet treats for the names of its major Android releases, dating back to Android 1.5, “Cupcake.” KitKat (4.4) was the last branded release, with Google typically sticking to generic dessert names wherever possible. Oreo is pretty much the only choice for an “O” dessert that’s broadly and instantly recognizable, however, so it seems like it was almost inevitable.
Android O is rolling out to Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P devices soon, Google says, and anyone on the preview will be updated to the final version, as well. Pixel C and Nexus Player are next up for official updates, too, with other devices to follow shortly.
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Here are some features of Android O:
- In Android O, there is a little reordering of the toggles. Moreover, it also takes up a little more space on-screen.
- As for notification handling, the new software has come with some advancement. If you long press on a notification, you’ll see a toggle for Notifications.
- The new version of Android provides the better quick setting. When you open up the Quick Settings screen, you’ll see we still have different color schemes for the Pixels compared to Nexus devices.
- Android O provides native support for app badges. With this feature, app icon will show you your unread notification count etc.
- This feature will allow you to get a better operating system support if they ever want to use keyboard based arrow and tab navigation capabilities.
- The new Android O features picture in picture display. Now the users can get the multiple windows on a screen. Moreover, users will watch the video in a picture display.
Here is the Google’s promo video for Android Oreo:
Along with the name, Google also announced that Android Oreo is available today via Google’s Android Open Source Project.
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