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Android O Update Goes Official as Android Oreo

As expected, Google finally took curtains from the latest and greatest Android today. Dubbed as Android Oreo, the new Android sweet takes the version number to 8.0 and brings a plethora of changes to current devices.

Android 8.0 will be uploaded to the Android Open source project today and will be available for Pixel and Nexus devices in coming days.

Notifications: Android Oreo is adding a new feature called notification channels. This will give developers the ability to group notifications from their apps into groups. Users will then be able to manage those notifications based on those channels.

Picture in Picture: Android O video apps will be able to put themselves into a Picture in Picture mode so that video will still play after you switch to a different app.

Background limits: The last few Android releases put a heavy emphasis on improving battery life. Android O adds to this by putting automatic limits on what an app can do while they are in the background. These limits focus on three areas: implicit broadcasts, background services and location updates.

Adaptive icons: To have better integration between the app and the device UI, developers can now create adaptive icons that the system displays in different shapes, based on a mask selected by the device. The system also animates interactions with the icons, and them in the launcher, shortcuts, Settings, sharing dialogs, and in the overview screen.

Instant Apps: Android Instant Apps allows Android users to run your apps instantly, without installation. Users can get to your flagship Android experience from any URL—including search, social media, messaging, and other deep links—without needing to install your app first.

For other devices such as Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6, the consumers will have to wait as the OEMs usually take time to add their own extras before pushing out the new Android version.

Check Out Android Oreo’s Website!

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