What is Android Oreo?
Android 8.0 Oreo (Android O) is set to take the mobile landscape by storm when it is finally released.
Key to this next implementation of the Android platform is what Google has dubbed Fluid Experiences, which allows users to move from one app to another WITHOUT closing the main app, enabling a more productive and efficient experience. For instance, Picture-in-Picture (PiP Mode) allows for much better multitasking functionality.
Another Fluid Experiences feature is Notification Dots, which is a simple addition to the home screen and App Drawer that tells users an action is available for a particular app. For example, when you receive a new email, you’ll see a small circle over the app icon, indicating an active notification.
Other notable Android Oreo features:
- Auto-Fill: This feature allows apps to automatically fill in usernames to make signing into apps and services more efficient and more faster.
- Better cache data management: Every app will have a cache data limit. When the system needs to free up memory, it will automatically delete cached data from apps that have exceeded their limit to make.
- Notification Snoozing: Users can snooze notifications instead of only dismissing them like an alarm clock.
- Smart Text Selection: This feature will use machine learning to recognize commonly copied words (such as business names, phone numbers, URLs, etc.) and quickly copy them without having to select each letter or number of the intended selection.
- TensorFlow Lite: This subsystem will help apps perform significantly faster by way of on-device machine learning. This scaled-down version of Google’s machine learning tool uses Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) to improve the overall experience.
- Google Play Console Dashboards: This feature is aimed at developers only. It will display performance issues (such as battery drain, crashes, interface problems, etc.) to help developers resolve problems with their apps. This will benefit all Android users because app problems will be resolved faster.
- Google Play Protect: This is Google’s way of upping the ante on security. Beginning with Oreo, Android will include a real-time security scanner that will scan all apps that come from the Google Play Store. This new system should go a long way to protect Android users from malicious software and data theft.
Let’s wait for more information that will GOOGLE tells us! 🙂