Monday, August 21

Google launched the latest android operating system 8.0 Oreo !!

Google is now launched the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo. Unlike previous years where the release with an OTA(over the air) update for recent devices, Google is today only pushing the latest version of Android to AOSP(Android open source project) for other manufacturers. However, Google does note that it plans to start rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices soon. 

Android Oreo has a number of new features for users, but also a group of under-the-hood system changes and new API(application programme interface) app developers. 

Notifications have been visually and functionally redesigned in Android 8.0 to be easier to manage. On the design front, Notification Dots add a design to app icons, while long pressing on the Pixel Launcher will now show active alerts. 

In the notification drawer, partially swiping left/right on a notification will reveal new controls for Snoozing, with alerts reappearing in the same importance level upon return. Media notifications in the drawer are able to theme themselves based on cover art, resulting in one of the more delightful and colorful features of Oreo. 
Meanwhile, Google is encouraging developers to adopt Notification Channels that provide a centralized place in system Settings to disable certain types of alerts for an app. 

Another feature in 8.0 is picture-In-picture. This latest multi-window mode is specially for watching video, like in YouTube. However, apps like Google Duo are for continue video calls. When watching a video, simply tapping the home button will pop-out a separate window. 

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