Android Oreo is OFFICIAL and starts rolling on Pixel and Nexus phones over the next few weeks.
Google has made the usual ceremonial unveiling of a huge Oreo statue in its Mountain View HQ.
The update, which we will take below, adds to a bunch of new features and cosmetic updates.
Google also wants to push the idea that Android Oreo is wider to disperse than Android Nougat, currently running and running on only 15% of Android devices.
“We have been working closely with our partners over the last few months,” said Google, and at the end of this year, hardware manufacturers such as Nokia Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, Motorola and HMD Global Home. Phones, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony are planned to launch or upgrade new devices to Android 8.0 Oreo. “
Android Oreo will be the eighth major release of the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
Android Oreo now switches to US Pixel handsets at Verizon. The carrier has confirmed this update this week and Oreo should now be available on all Verizon network handsets.
Android Oreo went into my Pixel XL last week, so the update is about all existing Pixel phones and Nexus phones. Other Android ecosystems will take longer than ever, but this should not surprise anyone.
Some Android phones will receive an update before 2017, while others will have to wait until the first quarter of 2018. And some may not have everything.
Google will introduce the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones on October 4th. These phones will obviously be sent to Android Oreo, as well as updated specifications, designs and features.
They will head to the Apple iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, the LG V30, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 in the rest of 2017 and 2018.
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But what will Android O do in terms of new features and capabilities?
Here are the top ten things you need to know about the next major release.
Android O: Name
This is called Android Oreo, as expected.
Android O: Release Date
Android Oreo will try the Pixel and Nexus phones in the coming weeks. Google says most of its Android partners should have updates by the end of 2017.
There are many reasons for this. First, Nougat came out at the same time last year. Second, operating system updates are selling new devices, essential for the holiday season that begins this fall. Third, Apple will release iOS 11 at the same time (probably in September), which means that Android devices need new features.
Android O: Which phones will be the first to get them?
Currently, developer snapshots can be installed on Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C. As for mainstream devices, of course, just because Android O get a public release in August / September does not mean that all phones will have access immediately.
It is almost certain that Google will release a new flagship Pixel phone around the pre-installed Android shipping time. Older Pixel and Nexus phones should get Android or a downloadable update soon after. As with other major phone headlights from Samsung, LG, and HTC? An Android O update is planned for some of these devices before Christmas, most of which get the new operating system by 2018.
A good thing about Android O is that it will limit application processes that can be performed in the background when multiple applications are running. This means that all devices should see more battery life when you install Android O on them.
Another really welcome feature of Android O is Picture-in-Picture (PiP). While iOS offers PiP on iPad and there are also Android tablets PiP, we have not seen that saved on Android on the phone. That’s all a change to Android O. Now you can continue watching Netflix in a small window if you suddenly remember that you need the email you forgot to send. It’s great for big screens.
Smart Text Selection
This is a toggle feature: The text selection is smarter on Android O. Now the OS knows how to select all the text, for example, when you try to copy and respond. The smart text selection also includes the ability to tap the selected text and, if it’s an address, to start the directions there or if it’s a phone number, dial the number.
Points now appear above apps with pending notifications. Yay! But it’s better: Long press on a point to get a context menu action that you can perform with one click.
More power for Google Assistant
The new code in Android Oreo shows that Google is considering making the wizard more useful. Google Assistant is, within Android Oreo, open to developers so they can enjoy in their applications.
This means that you can use the wizard during an application; The wizard only works in the background. It keeps people in applications and also serves to enhance the availability of applications in the long run.
This is the kind of change that Google Assistant needs if it must be necessary. Like Android, Google wants to be a helper everywhere and uses all kinds of applications. By doing this Google, the assistant ensures that it grows and changes beyond phones and smart speakers.
It’s hard to type your information, such as addresses, usernames, and even passwords into application and web forms. This makes Android O easier by allowing the operating system to automatically fill in your application and web information.
Do you already have two devices that want to talk to each other but can not because the two are not on the same Internet? Well, it’s not important. On Android Or a new feature called Wi-Fi Awareness will allow Wi-Fi devices to communicate with each other via the local ad-hoc network.
Although this feature is not visible when you use Android O on your device, it does not matter. Vitals works in the background as your device is safer and safer against viruses, hackers, and worms. Think of it as a new layer of security for Android.