Following the Eclipse in the US yesterday, Google has announced that Android 8.0 will be called Android Oreo. Here’s a teaser video to celebrate the occasion:
From the video, Android 8.0 promises to be a safer and generally better version over its predecessors. But what are the real upgrades and should we be super excited about it? Yes, we should! Here are some cool features we should expect from it:
- Google Play Protect for a more secure Play Store
- Adaptive Icons.
- Picture-In-Picture feature so you can watch YouTube videos while navigating your home screen.
- Notification dots on apps and you can perform short tasks by long pressing the app without really having to open the app itself. Take that, iOS!
- New Emojis. There’s going to an emoji redesign and about 60 new emojis will be added.
- Smart Text Selection.
- Google AutoFill allowing you to easily log into apps and whatnot.
- Better Audio support
And the list goes on. There are also tiny features that you might not notice but will improve your Android experience. On availability, Google says it will roll out soon on the Pixel and Nexus devices. It might be a while before we start seeing it used in our devices over here though. Afterall, it did take a while before we started seeing Android Nougat being implemented on our phones. But I’m sure it will be worth the wait.