A few months ago that Android 8.0 Oreo is now available. The new version of the operating system includes very interesting news, as well as new features. Unfortunately, it has been seen in the latest distribution reports published by Google that Android Oreo has only reached 0.3 percent of users.
Even so, the green doll company said that many manufacturers were going to update their devices by the end of the year, although many manufacturers may take longer. Does it pay to wait for Android 8.0 Oreo? Of course, and here we show you five functions that are worth waiting for.
Picture in Picture
We could not start talking about Picture in Picture, the new feature that comes with Android Oreo natively. This option allows us to view the contents of a video from a small floating screen. Thus, we can continue browsing the device, enter applications etc. Always with a floating screen with the video.
It is without a doubt one of the best options. Although still many services that should use this function, do not use it, the fact is that apps like Chrome, Netflix, Google Maps or even WhatsApp already have this feature.
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Better performance and battery management
Believe it or not, the operating system has a great responsibility in terms of fluidity of the system and battery. Google wanted to improve this in 8.0 Oreo, and this version includes better battery optimization and greater fluidity. On the other hand, it is thanks to a limitation in the processes of applications in the background.
That is, apps that are working in the background are limited to a quantity of memory so that they can not overcome it, and, therefore, does not limit performance or autonomy.
In addition, on Android Oreo, the battery settings are improved with better application information in applications and other settings. It also adds a storage setting that allows us to free space more quickly.
Yes, you probably have to wait for your device to update to Android 8.0 Oreo. But later, the updates will go much faster. Google has wanted to implement a feature called Project Treble. With this, Google wants to speed up system updates and avoid what always happens in Android updates.
To update a device, component manufacturers have to update their drivers, as well as the manufacturer’s customization layer. Project Treble will make the operating system compatible without the need to update drivers.
One of the most outstanding improvements at the aesthetic level we see in the notifications of Android 8.0 Oreo. Notifications are sorted by the hierarchy. First, active notifications will appear.
For example, an incoming call, music, an alarm etc. Second, you will find notifications of contact to contact. For example, messages, email etc. General notifications follow, such as an event notification, notice of highlights, etc.
Finally, and in a much smaller space, less prominent notifications, such as daily time, apps in the background etc. In addition, a button is added to postpone a notification, and it sounds later. Also, notifications with multimedia content change color depending on, for example, the color of the album we are listening to.
Finally, we must mention the notification balloons in the icons. Each time an app displays a notification, a small blue dot will appear on the icon.
Finally, we must mention that Google, finally, changes the design of their emojis. Until Android 7.0 Nougat the emojis of Android had very different forms.
Now, they have been given the same rounded and more characteristic design. With more real expressions and a better quality. Undoubtedly, something that is appreciated by users who love icons.
When will you update my device?
Google announced in the presentation of Android Oreo that the largest manufacturers will release this new version on some of their devices later this year. At the moment there are many who are complying, even in the form of beta.
Samsung has already released Android 8 for the Galaxy S8. OnePlus is another manufacturer. In addition, Nougat will update the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 3 already have Oreo in beta form.
Sony, for example, and a has new devices with Oreo and will update those from this year. Motorola has a large list of devices that will update to Android Oreo. The same goes for BQ and Huawei.
This last manufacturer already has a device with Oreo and the update is planned for the Huawei P10, Mate 9 and P9. We will see if finally, the manufacturers comply with their plans for the update, and soon the users receive these novelties.
Tell us, have you already received Android Oreo on your device? Which feature is the most interesting for you?