Android 8.0 [ Android Oreo ], is one of the most awaited android update everyone wants, has been released officially. It is said that in Android 8.0 , Many new features will be added and some features are boosted from previous versions of Android.

So friend, today we came with everything we know about android 8.0 , It’s release, some tweets, some exclusive features and some add-ons over android 7.0.

 

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What’s new you’ll get in Android 8.0 over 7.0

In May, Google had suddenly release developer preview the Android O into the market, when the Android N was still unavailable for many devices.  It has to be noted that the first version of Android 8.0 will arrive for smartphones like Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel XL phones, the Pixel C tablet, and the Nexus Player Android TV set-top box. Right now the OS is available in its beta form and can be downloaded too. However, there may be bugs in that variant. Before the final launch, here are the top features of the Android O, which distinguishes it from Android N:

Better battery life

Background Limits, ensures there are automatic limits on apps running in the background. This feature will enable the smartphone users to save a lot of battery. Such changes will also make it easier for developers to make apps that have the least effect on the user’s phone and battery.

Picture on Picture

This is a refreshing change on Android. Under this new feature, users will be able to use certain apps over other apps. So, you will be able to watch a video even while booking a cab or writing on the notepad. All you need to do is select apps to run in the PiP mode through Android 8.0 .

More notification controls

Thanks to a new feature called notification channels, you’ll be able to customize certain kinds of categories of notifications from apps – that way, you can block some less-useful notifications and ensure that only the essential ones pull you out of your daily routine. This could be handy with filtering notifications from certain conversations in messaging apps, for example.

Android O also lets developers change the background colour of a notification, useful when there’s a critical alert, and can display more content in the collapsed form in your android smartphone . You’ll also be able to silence some notifications and have them return later, while developers can have timed notifications cancel themselves out.

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Wireless audio sound

Wireless audio, till now has not really been a breeze on smartphones, but now Android O supports high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs such as LDAC codec, which will give audio a boost. There are more features introduced for the audio on the smartphone, but this is the most interesting one since wireless sounds from smartphones are something which has not really been explored well, till now.

Keyboard navigation

Android O has introduced better keyboard support for better navigation between applications. The company in its blog said that Android oreo is “focused on building a more reliable, predictable model for ‘arrow’ and ‘tab’ navigation” for users.”

Adaptive icons

Android device makers often use their own custom OS skins, which can throw off how the look and shape of app icons correspond with the rest of those you download from the Play Store. Luckily, Android 8.0 is going to do something about that.

Developers will be able to create so-called “adaptive icons” that offer multiple shape options that automatically shift based on your home screen theme. Circle, rounded square, or something in between? Android 8.0 hopes to keep your home screen grid uniform and unified by enabling creators to pack in multiple options.

Multi-display support

We’ll have to see just how useful this is to the average user, but Google is promising some kind of multi-display support “for launching an activity on a remote display.”

This might be something that would come in handy for corresponding with a Chromebook, now that Chrome OS is becoming more and more friendly with Android, or maybe there’s more to it. Right now, we only have this limited info from Google’s developer preview documentation, but we’ll stay tuned to see if it ends up being something really compelling.

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Introduction of Android 8.0 [ Android O ]

Android O will be Google’s Android version 8.0 after Android Nougat. Firstly Revealed in March, the operating system is currently in its fourth developer preview, now with a codename of Oreo,  Android Oreo .

Android 8.0 focuses on ‘fluid experiences’ and vitals, with new features headlining during its first public appearance at Google I/O 2017 including picture in picture (multi-windowing mode), notification dots (long-press an app shortcut to view the notification right there onscreen).

 

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 android o android 8.0 features

 

To date, Google hasn’t officially disclosed what the “O” in “Android O” stands for, while many believe it could be Oreo. In fact, in a file caught by Android Police, Google accidentally revealed that the version will be named Oreo. However, it will only be confirmed on August 21,  and it’s done today. 
The latest developer build of Android 8.0 brings a lot of bug fixes and a host of improvements for enhancing the stability.
The version is first expected to roll out on Google’s own devices such as Pixel and Nexus and later onto another Android-run device including Samsung and Nokia.

List of devices getting Android 8.0 Update:-

 

Note:- This list of Android Oreo supported devices is confirmed by Smartphone manufacturers, that means more devices will be added in this list in future.

Here’s a list of Android Devices to get Android Oreo , Android 8.0 update. The list includes devices from the manufacturers like Google, Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola, Xiaomi, Huawei, and others.

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Android-O-Developer-Preview-android 8.0 features

Google devices getting Android O Update

Google is due to release the Pixel 2 smartphone. If Google is going to release the smartphone in the Q4 of 2017, it will likely release this phone running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Here are the other Google devices that will get Android O.

  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel C
  • Google Nexus 6P
  • Google Nexus 5X
  • Google Nexus Player

Samsung devices getting Android O Update

Galaxy Note 8 will initially come out running on Android 7.1 Nougat, but the phone will receive Android Oreo soon after it comes out.

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7/Galaxy Note Fan Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy A3, A5, A7 and A8 [2016 and 2017 series]

LG devices getting Android O Update

  • LG V30
  • LG G6
  • LG G5
  • LG V20

Sony devices getting Android Oreo Update

  • Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  • Sony Xperia XZs
  • Sony Xperia XZ
  • Sony Xperia XA1 & XA1 Ultra
  • Sony Xperia XA & XA Ultra

OnePlus devices getting Android 8.0 Update

  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3

HTC devices getting Android O Update

  • HTC U11
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC U Play.

Huawei devices getting Android 8.0 Update

  • Huawei P10, P10 Plus, and P10 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 2 & Nova 2 Plus
  • Huawei P9
  • Huawei Honor 9

 

Motorola devices getting Android O Update

  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Force
  • Moto Z Play

Xiaomi devices getting Android O Update

  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S

 

Nokia devices getting Android 8.0 Update

HMD Global has confirmed the Android O update for the following smartphones.

  • Nokia 3
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 8

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Complete refined list Coming Soon 🙂

 

When and how android 8.0 [ Android Oreo ] will launch? 

On the day when a total solar eclipse will sweep the United States, Google will be unveiling the latest Android operating system, Android O through a livestreaming event for New York City at 2:40 pm ET, reads an Android page.
The teaser on the page has running clock for the announcement along with a tagline: “Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse, bringing some super (sweet) new powers!”

Google has now announced that the name of Android O will be revealed on August 21, and the name announced is Android Oreo. Finally we leaked the TRUTH! 

Google, on its social media channels, announced that Android 8.0 is coming on August 21, the day when people in the US will witness the solar eclipse. Google, through its Android Twitter handle, tweetedA bird? A plane? No, it’s #AndroidO, touching down to Earth for #Eclipse2017 & bringing super (sweet) new powers“. The tweet also has a video which reveals that Android 8.0 is coming on August 21 with a codename of Android Oreo .

Google has also set up a webpage on its Android website where the company has shared details regarding the Solar Eclipse.

On August 21st, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire United States for the first time since 1918. Android is helping you experience this historic natural phenomenon so you can learn more about the eclipse and count down to the big day—when you’ll meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers, revealed via livestream from New York City at 2:40PM ET.” said Google.

At this moment, we are unsure whether Google will only announce the name of Android O or will also start rolling out to eligible Nexus and Pixel devices. Also, speaking of its name, there had been a great amount of discussion on whether it would be called Android Oreo or Oatmeal Cookie or even Octopus, but it’s finally revealed now and it’s Android Oreo .  However, if reliable leakster Evan Blass’ tweet is anything to go by, then in all likelihood, Android O will indeed be called Android Oreo .

 

Watch the Android O Developer’s preview:

 

The complete guide of Android O provided by Android Authority through a video:-

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So friend, today we came to know about full details of Android 8.0 also known as android O , which is released today and codename is Android Oreo. It’s features, release date, list of supported devices, and many more discussed. If you have any query related to this post, simply drop a comment down below and we will take care of it. If you have any other exclusive details related to Android 8.0 , simply you can contact us or leave a comment and share details with everyone. Till then, Build Best, Stay Cool!


Kunal

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