We all know that google likes to name their Android updates after sweets. For example, Android 6 is Marshmallow. However, sometimes they license names of iconic treats to name their updates after like the Android Kitkat. Now the most recent outing will be dubbed “Oreo” after the famous cookie sandwich. With a name as famous as that Google matches it with similarly great updates. Here are just some of the new things from the Android 8.0 Oreo.
What to Expect from Android 8 Oreo
We start off with things that are not immediately noticeable but still very important. First, there will be a limit to back ground app activity for battery saving purposes. It’s improved Bluetooth audio will be supporting codecs like LDAC. For better security it also has Google Play Protect. On top of that, a better autofill function is also put in place, along with Android Instant Apps Support.
More eye-catching changes include over 60 new emojis, an updated look for media notifications, and a redesigned settings menu. The settings menu will now be more efficient as they have simplified things. Limiting submenus and generally simplifying the interface for specific settings help in making it easier to use.
Out of the box though, Android Oreo may still look similar to other versions of the OS. However that is a good thing as familiarity helps efficiency in this case. This OS looks promising but it looks like it won’t be available for the most of us anytime soon. Google said that the OS will roll out to current Pixel and Nexus devices. But, is still currently working with other brands so there is no release date as of yet.