Finally Android – 8.0 Oreo Started Melting into Air and everything you need to know that when your device actually get its taste?
Google officially just took the wraps off of Android – 8.0 Oreo, however, there are still a few inquiries left to be replied — most outstandingly, exactly when every gadget will be getting the latest version of the mobile operating system.
Due to Android’s openness and a variety of different factors on the manufacturing side, it’s not an easy question to answer, but we’ll break it down best we can.
To begin with the uplifting news: If your device was enrolled in the Android Beta Program, you’ll be getting your hands on the final version of the software “soon,” according to Google. Exactly what that means remains to be seen, but rest assured that you’ll be one of the first people outside of Google to take advantage of picture-in-picture, notification dots and the like.
There is No big surprise, Google handsets will be the first non-beta phones to get the update. The Pixel, Nexus 5X, and 6P are at the top of the list, alongside Pixel C tablet and ASUS’s Nexus Player set-top box, which will be receiving the upgrade in spite of being discontinued late last year.
BlackBerry: A spokesperson for TCL/BlackBerry told us, “I can confirm that BlackBerry KEYone will get the upgrade.” No date listed.
HTC: Similarly, a spokesperson confirmed that the U11 will indeed be getting Oreo eventually, though, “We haven’t announced timing yet. More info to come in the future.”
LG: The company is certainly bullish about the new operating system, tweeting out an Oreo/eclipse teaser ahead of the event. Compatibility seems like a no-brainer for the forthcoming V30, along with recent flagships, though the company has yet to confirm
OnePlus: The company has already semi-officially announced that the new OS will arrive on the 3 and 3T this year— presumably the OnePlus 5 will be getting it around then, as well.
Samsung: As always, Samsung does things on its own schedule — though it seems pretty likely that the big flagships, including the S8 and the forthcoming Note 8, will get it. Perhaps we’ll hear more on the latter at this week’s Unpacked event.
Sony: The company has yet to issue an official statement with regards to when its Xperia line will be getting the upgrade, but the Xperia X, XZ, and XA seem like likely first candidates.
One of the key improvements Google has made with Android – 8.0 Oreo concerns battery life. The software limits the activity of apps running in the background, focusing on location updates, broadcasts and background services, which should help your phone last longer.
Google has also redesigned Android’s unusual emoji and introduced over 60 new ones.
Oreo will help your phone power up faster too and should make it easier for you to handle lots of notifications from lots of apps.
It introduces a snooze function, which could come in handy for meetings and general peace of mind, and allows you to prioritise certain alerts over others, and app icons now come with notification dots, to show you if there’s anything in there, like a new message or email, that you haven’t yet checked.
You can also group notifications by channel, which lets you neatly bundle certain alerts together depending on subject matter.
Picture-in-picture mode is likely to prove hugely popular, particularly amongst YouTube and Netflix fans. It allows you to continue watching clips while using another app without having to hit pause, with a shrunken video window appearing on top of something else, like Gmail or Maps.
‘Copyless’ pasting, where your phone guesses what text you want to copy in one app and makes it available to paste in another, is another handy addition. For instance, if you’re looking at a restaurant in Chrome and then open Maps, your keyboard will suggest the restaurant’s address.
Google is also bringing better audio to Android, by adding new audio codecs to improve the sound quality of music played through wireless speakers and headphones.
What it doesn’t bring with it are any really significant design changes, but Google’s allowed developers to experiment with different shapes for app icons, which opens the door for more variety.
So What do you think of the new features?
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