Android officially launches Version 8.0 Oreo

New version comes with picture-in-picture feature and enhanced app-security
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The latest release of Android platform, Oreo (8.0) is here. Named after the popular cookie, the platform comes with several updates that include faster speeds, multiple app screen functionality and revamped security. 

Android Oreo has demonstrated 2X boot speed on Google Pixel phones. It further helps to save power by minimising background activity in the apps that are used the least. Autofill on Android Oreo remembers things like logins (with the user's permission) to quickly get into one's favorite apps. Plus, support for Android Instant Apps enables direct teleport  into new apps, without any need for installation. The picture-in-picture feature of Oreo allows one to see two apps at once. 

Android Oreo is more secure with Google Play Protect built in, security status front and centre in settings, and tighter app install controls.  

In addition, Android Oreo also brings along a team of fully-redesigned emojis, including new ones. 

As of now, Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P builds have entered carrier testing for Android Oreo. Roll out will take place in phases alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player. Android has also been working closely with its partners, and by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo. Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Programme will also receive this final version. 

 

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